Mullen tries to do what few have done

During an illustrious coaching career, Darrell Royal claimed three national championships, 11 conference championships and 12 victories at Mississippi State.

His 12-8 record in Starkville pales in comparison to what Royal achieved at Texas, but history shows that was no small accomplishment. Since Royal’s departure after the 1955 season, Mississippi State has had eight coaches. Only one – Bob Tyler, who went 39-25-3 from 1973-78 – managed a winning record.

But as we see in this week’s mailbag, there are some indications that better fortune may await in the future.
Winner at a loser
From Kenneth in Kentucky: Do you think Dan Mullen will bring success to Mississippi State?

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4/9/09