Why Do People Love Dan Mullen?

Who did USA Today recently suggest “could become one of the hottest head coaching properties in college football?” Which coach did The Sporting News say “has [his team] trending up as rapidly as any program in the league” (despite only naming them the 59th best team in America)? Who did some crazy bastard in Tennessee recently rank as the third best head coach in all of the Southeastern Conference?

Dan Mullen.

I know. You’re as shocked and blank-faced as I am right now. And there’s more than what I’ve linked – much more. Media outlets accross the college football world are touting Dan Mullen’s “successes” in Starkville. But, really, what are these successes?