Miss. State Coach

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 12, 2008

Dan Mullen named new Miss. State football coach

Florida’s offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, 36, was offiically announced as Mississippi State University’s new head football coach at a pep rally and press conference Thursday morning. He replaces Sylvester Croom who resigned following a 45-0 Egg Bowl loss to Ole Miss November 29.

“I cannot wait to get going and give them a football team they will be proud of,” Mulling said in the press conference. “One thing you will see is our football team will be a spread offense team. We will take these great athletes in the state of Mississippi and get them the ball in space and give them the right opportunities for them to do some things with that football in the open field. I think with those one-on-one matchups, we can put ourselves in the position to win. We have to attack and have an aggressive defense that will come after you from all directions. We are going to play with great energy on the defensive side of the ball. We are going to put together a great staff and our top priority will be to play great defense.”

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