Published December 2, 2010 - 8:08am
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The Dan Mullen to Miami talks are heating up. With Jon Gruden all but telling Miami to pound sand, the Hurricanes will have to move on to their next candidate in the list of coaches. I’m not for certain, but Dan Mullen has to be second on the list and is followed by Randy Edsall from Connecticut, Tommy Tuberville and others. Mike Leach isn’t really even in consideration.
Let me just say this, if you’re Dan Mullen and you want to win championships, take the Miami job. He’s won eight games in Starkville this year and has done a fabulous job there for two years. I hope I don’t offend any State fans, but in a league where there is Alabama, LSU and now Auburn and Arkansas getting right, not to mention when Florida, Georgia and Tennessee are right, the Bulldogs’ chances of winning a championship are very, very stacked against them. However, I have heard Dan Mullen, and his family also, is very happy and satisfied in Starkville, but if he wants to win championships he has to take the Miami job. Mullen has entergized the State fan base this season to maybe an all-time high. He is a fabulous coach.
I hope the SEC doesn’t lose him as a coach, but let’s face it, all of us knew he would not stay at Mississippi State a long time. He has had success this year and will be a very successful coach moving forward whether he stays at State or takes another job.