Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/2/13

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 24: Head coach Dan Mullen of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, during pre game warm up against the Florida Gators, at Davis Wade Stadium on October 24, 2009 in Starkville, Mississippi (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
Earlier in the year, Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen floated an idea for a four week recruiting dead period during the summer.  During the dead period, recruits would be unable to make unofficial campus visits, and coaches would be unable to contact recruits via phone, text, email, or social media.  It seems that Mullen’s idea has found some support among other SEC coaches. Via the AJC, we get some thoughts from other SEC coaches on Mullen’s idea: LSU’s Les Miles: “You might give them two weeks. You might give them a week off in June, and another one on July that might be a quality ‘dead period’ where you could absolutely not do anything. But I think what happens is that in the summer time, moms and dads get around and they want to go see places. So you’d have to plan it right to give them time to do that.” Kentucky’s Mark Stoops: “That’s something I haven’t heard about. But we’ve all got jobs to do. If we let ourselves, we could work every minute of every day. There’s got to be some balance where you spend time with your own team and developing your team. And spending time with your [...]
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