“His persona the way he goes after athletes is top-notch and superb, and I admire that in him. When he recruited me (again) last year in junior college, we really didn’t even talk about football for the most part. It was still more on a coach-player basis, seeing how I was doing in the games and seeing how I could get better.
“Our relationship is a long one and goes far beyond just football.”
Said Mullen after Thursday’s game: “We knew he (Newton) was very creative, and he showed it.”