HOOVER, ALA. — Thirty-five thousand feet above east Mississippi and western Alabama around midday Wednesday, Dan Mullen turned to K.J. Wright and Derek Sherrod and gave tips on how to deal with the media crush they were about to witness at SEC Media Days here.
Think first, the Mississippi State coach said. Take a deep breath. Be honest. Be relaxed.
All this from Mullen, who had never even done this before, either.
Not that you could tell it.