MSU’s Dan Mullen faces must-win game vs. Memphis

But nearing the 21st month of his tenure, Mullen could be facing the most important moment of his young career. After all the rallies and speeches and barbs thrown toward “The School Up North,” the boiling frenzy he has created at Mississippi State will shift Saturday to the football field for the season opener against the University of Memphis.

And for the first time since arriving in Starkville, Mullen will coach a game he absolutely, positively must win.