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|4 hours 55 min ago||Ryan Philippe||
Oh, you mean to coach? Butch Jones!
|5 hours 18 min ago||DB||
Scamming loyal fans
|5 hours 21 min ago||Speculation||
This season is dead
|6 hours 5 min ago||Do you||
Wanna build a snowman?
|14 hours 48 min ago||Yeah||
I would have felt compelled to read it and then had a sad, so you are forgiven.
|18 hours 23 min ago||Look Down||
6 threads. This is there.
|21 hours 45 min ago||Glasgows||
Hoke can develop Glasgows. Perhaps he should only recruit Glasgows.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Most||
people would agree. Not Dan!
|1 day 10 hours ago||Hannibal||
I don't disagree with you on the whole, but have some counterarguments. First to address your points:
1. This is a big if. Why leave a stable environment for that kind of uncertainty?
2. Here is a link to salaries: http://www.coacheshotseat.com/SalariesContracts.htm. Dan has half of the businesses in this state after him for endorsements. He is the only game in town many places. Plus he will earn a nice raise if his team goes 9-3 or better.
3. This is true for many, but Dan is a better fit here. He has a young son and the privacy afforded here is superior to that in AA. Also, Mullen is quite openly religious in a way that would not play as well in AA.
4. True, but I would argue the game day atmosphere in Starkville now is superior to the atmosphere in AA from 1978 to 2003 when I attended games there.
5. True! Hail!
6. Again True!
7. This is true, but not his style. He is hyper-competitive. Moreso than most coaches. Mullen wants to be known as the best ever and seeks hard challenges. Knowing him, he would rather turn a losing program into a winning program than take the easy route. Almost anyone can win at Michigan (the last 2 coaches excepted).
8. Again true.
The part of this is that Urbz was Mullen's mentor and he is loyal to him. I don't see him seeking open competition with Urbz. Mullen seems more interested in beating Saban than his friend/mentor. Also he has adopted many of Urbz sayings, like "the school up North." He would have to change his routine to face off with Urbz.
Mullen is a private guy who does not go out into public seeking the limelight. He is content to sit in his office and order food in. Starkville is a better place for his lifestyle than Ann Arbor.
|1 day 11 hours ago||That song is ubiquitous||
But I repeat, he is happy here and not leaving for Michigan. He might leave for Florida or Penn State, but not Michigan in its current disarray. Mullen has a good thing going. Why would he want to leave that for a currently toxic athletic department?
|1 day 12 hours ago||Um, Not Coming||
I am an instructor at Mississippi State and have much contact with the athletic department and some with the Mullen family. A former head coach at this university is my neighbor, my son has playdates with an assistant coach's sons, I have done contract work with the athletic department, and count two assistant athletic directors and the son of a former athletic director among my friends. I know many big donors to this university. My faculty season tickets have been in the first row at the 50 yardline for the past four years. I feel like I have a handle on the situation in Starkville.
While some fans wanted Dan gone during the season last year, most did not. And the big money donors are solidly behind him. Since he has been here, Mississippi State has set attendance records, a bowl streak record, expanded the stadium, and built a $27 million dollar football palace and new practice field. Mullen gets what he asks for and is now competitive in the SEC West. He is in a fertile recruiting ground and is highly regarded here. Mullen has no reason to leave unless a very attractive situation became available.
He is in a very nice situation and I don't think he would leave to the face all of the problems in Ann Arbor. Becuase of his personal history, I could see Dan leaving here for two jobs; those being Florida and Penn State. My guess is he is keeping an eye toward Gainesville, but would be unlikely to return there unless the circumstances were just right.
Here are a couple of photos of me and my kids at the faculty day practice to support my assertions.
|2 days 2 hours ago||There is||
No such thing as bad publicity?
|2 days 2 hours ago||Beck||
Went to ND to coach QBs around 1990. Not sure what happened to him from there. I worked in the equipment room there during his last year as head coach and remember losing a home playoff game to Texas A&I. I was sent inside that snowy day to announce a volleyball game.
|2 days 3 hours ago||Inquiring Minds||
want to know.
|2 days 3 hours ago||He got||
a bad, ass program.
|2 days 4 hours ago||Sold||
I loved him in Backdraft!
|2 days 5 hours ago||Formation? Players?||
From what formation using how many players?
|2 days 6 hours ago||Buckled Up||
For a rash of good-bye posts. The hits keep on occurring.
|2 days 6 hours ago||No||
|2 days 8 hours ago||Negotiate?||
Is he holding the athletic department hostage?
|2 days 9 hours ago||Hoke's Description||
makes it sound like all that time went by in a blink of an eye. Morris put himself back in and what was poor old Brady to do? It all happened so fast. This and the glacial speed of his offense suggest that Hoke cannot think fast enough to keep up with the game. I his criminally incompetent.
|2 days 10 hours ago||I'm already not coaching||
College football. How do I arrange to get paid millions to continue doing so ?
|2 days 10 hours ago||Mississippi State v. A&M||
I will be in Starkville for a game.
|2 days 18 hours ago||The Heat Is on||
This could even lead to issuing a second statement.
|3 days 3 hours ago||Concussion Discussion||
Concussion Discussion, what's your function?
|3 days 5 hours ago||DB||
Leaving Hoke out there to twist in the wind?
|3 days 5 hours ago||This was classy||
And does paint him in a positive light by contrast to Hoke's recent actions. Now if he could have built defenses capable of holding Illinois under 60 points he would still be here.
|3 days 5 hours ago||DB||
Is going to take the athletic department and university down with him. Please, someone, stop him!
|3 days 5 hours ago||More||
Arrogant or tone deaf? I can't decide.
|3 days 7 hours ago||By Being Here||
My 6 year old son has epidermolysis bullosa. He is infected and headed to the hospital in the morning for what will be his 8th admission in the past year. We are in an end of life pattern. This makes college football less important. Dwelling on the mess in the athletic department is a welcome distraction.