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Dan Mullen isn't paranoid; he just thinks Ole Miss is out to get him.
Mullen has continued to deny reports that he's close to leaving Mississippi State for Penn State, calling any such banter "irresponsible" but he's never actually refuted the report. Instead he tried to blame the existence of the rumors on "rival institutions."
"I blame it on rival institutions trying to ruin our recruiting which we have dominated in this state over the past three years," Mullen said.
When asked to which rival institutions he was referring, Mullen didn't elaborate.
"You take it from there," he said.
Hmmm, who could Mullen be talking about?
While he doesn't explicitly say Ole Miss is steering the Penn State train, he's definitely implying it. And really, could you blame Ole Miss for taking that tactic?
Not saying it did, just playing the hypothetical card here.
Ole Miss has been severely beaten in recruiting since Mullen arrived and th...
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Dan Mullen denied rumors that he's talking with Penn State about their coaching vacancy. He says other schools are doing it to hurt their recruiting.
The folks at Blue White Illustrated say that Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen will interview with Penn State on Monday for the head coaching vacancy.
Ryan Snyder reports, via Twitter, that Phil Grosz has confirmed the interview. Grosz, if you don't already know, is generally pretty connected with the football program so we'll tend to believe this report for the time...
Don't look now, Mississippi State, but another school may be eying Dan Mullen. Black Shoe Diaries, a Penn State-centric blog, picked the Mississippi St. head football coach to start off its profiles of possible candidates to replace Joe Paterno. And talk on Twitter is that Mullen might be in serious contention for the job.
Here's some of what Black Shoe Diaries said...
Dan Mullen wasn’t exaggerating about his busy schedule. Just a couple days removed from wrapping up his third season at Mississippi State with a third victory in the Battle for the Golden Egg, but coach has already made one day-trip and was just about to head out on another Tuesday.
Yesterday, WAPT, a TV station in Jackson (home to NEXRAD-16 and David Hartman!), reported that Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen would be named the next head coach of Penn State. Mullen, not surprisingly so, was a little less than pleased to hear such a report:
"It’s the most irresponsible reporting that I’ve ever heard of."
He went on to say that he has had no...
Included are complete video highlights of Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen talking to the media on November 29, 2011 about the Penn State coaching speculation.
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Citing personal policy, Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen would not address ESPN's report Tuesday that he is among the early candidates for Penn State's opening. Mullen spoke with local reporters Tuesday, and the Jackson Clarion-Ledger filed this update (read it here) from the session.
"Great. I'm sure I'm on on everybody's [list]," Mullen said...
Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen is downplaying reports that he’s a potential candidate for the Penn State head coaching job.
ESPN’s Joe Shad said Penn State has expressed interest in Mullen. One Jackson, Miss. TV station reported Mullen is close to signing a deal.
“Yeah, I heard about the TV report," Mullen said. “It’s the most irresponsible reporting...
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, an Urban Meyer disciple who reportedly has been recommended by the new Ohio...
Penn State is looking for a "highly ethical" football coach who values academics and can win football games, acting athletic director Dr. David Joyner said. In other words, "a real warrior."
In an interview posted at Penn State's website www.gopsusports.com, Joyner touched on a number of topics, including the coaching search, bowl possibilities and the role...
Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Wednesday night that he anticipates hiring a new football coach before the team's upcoming bowl game.
Speaking with reporters after a town-hall meeting with students, Erickson told reporters that the newly formed search committee is "wide open" to candidates, according to the Associated Press. In the meantime, interim head...