No pressure, Dan Mullen.
Take all the time you need to build a winning program, as long as Mississippi State plays in a bowl game by December 2011.
Honestly, though, January 2012 would be much better.
Honeymoons for new coaches used to last one season, sometimes two. Now honeymoons last as long as, well, honeymoons. The new Mississippi State head coach is finishing his up.
Since Mullen left Dolphin Stadium early Friday after calling the plays Florida used to defeat Oklahoma 24-14 for the BCS championship Thursday night, he hasn’t stayed in one place long enough to order supper. Mullen has been hiring assistants, speaking to booster clubs from Memphis to Atlanta and setting the table for the last three weeks of recruiting.