Originally written on The Belly of the Beast  |  Last updated 5/22/13
The talented, always informative, and when-does-he-sleep Bill Connelly of SB Nation fired up his writing and stats machine to profile Mississippi State under Dan Mullen in his ongoing "10 Things To Know" series.  The series, which is nicely sucking up the mass of free time until football starts, focuses on a team's level of play in the past few years and whether or not said team's fans should be hopeful or even bother getting out of bed next season. His conclusion about Mullen and my thoughts on Mullen are pretty much the same.  Mullen has made Mississippi State a competent football program and, barring a meltdown of meltdowns, will not allow State to slip back into the final days of the Jackie Sherrill and the Sylvester Croom eras. But, Mullen has also sort of started to level off, which is not necessarily a bad thing.  He's trimmed away most of the terribleness, and now has State sitting in a position that, with the right mix of talent, experience, favorable schedule, and ...
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