Dan Mullen congratulates MSU on bowl win, Hail State fans predictably react
Mississippi State took down Louisville 31-27 in Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl.
The Bulldogs got a big win with the odds stacked against them. They were without quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and they had an interim coach — Greg Knox.
That’s because, of course, former head coach Dan Mullen left State to take over with the same position at Florida.
Still, Mullen wanted to congratulate his former players on getting the bowl victory.
He posted this tweet shortly after the game:
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) December 30, 2017
Predictably, Mississippi State fans responded.
Some were happy. Some were mad. Some were hilarious:
New phone who dis
— Name cannot be blank (@CaseyOliver15) December 30, 2017
How’s it feel to know we didn’t need u to win?
— Whatsurringsize (@Metalmutt1) December 30, 2017
This is the date of next season’s game between Mississippi State and Florida:
— 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸America First🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@MaroonDawg_) December 30, 2017
Thank you @CoachDanMullen for putting MSU football on the map. Thank you for an awesome stadium you built. Thank you for getting us to a bowl game every year. Thank you @CoachKnox_MSU for getting a game plan together for these boys. HAILSTATE to both of you.
— Shane Staten (@CoachStaten) December 30, 2017
Thanks Coach Mullen for what you did while you were here and good luck to you and your family in all future endeavors. FWH MSU Class of ’65
— F. Wilson Hess (@f_hess) December 30, 2017
Amazing how well the State players played today, when they play for a Coach who is in the game with them and not himself.
— Tony Cooper (@T_CoopB2) December 30, 2017
— Mark Cloud (@markcloud) December 30, 2017
— Caleb Hanley (@CJ_ROCKSTAR10) December 30, 2017
— Stokes (@WillieStokes15) December 30, 2017
— sean (@patinoMSU95) December 30, 2017
— Fitz (@RunFitzRun) December 30, 2017
Class exhibited by Coach Mullen!! Best wishes to Mississippi State and Florida in 2018!! Great job Coach Knox!!
— Don Setser (@DonSetser) December 30, 2017
Don’t forget to send all the ring sizes! Thank you for building such a strong foundation and 9 years of blood, sweat, and tears Coach!!!
— Coach Richard Russo (@CoachRusso2001) December 30, 2017
See you next year in Starkville Don
— Alpha Dawg (@chipmccollum) December 30, 2017