All season, as Mississippi State kept up it’s run at the top of the SEC, there’s been talk of head coach Dan Mullen leaving for a bigger-name school after the season. To his credit, Mullen has mostly brushed the question aside, saying, “the grass isn’t always greener.” This week, he made his most definitive statement on the speculation yet.

“Right now, in college football, this is the ultimate destination job. We’re the No. 1 team in the country,” Mullen told Seth Davis on Campus Insiders.

Mullen, in his sixth season at Mississippi State, has played a big of a role as anyone in getting the program to where it is now. He was involved in the development of the Seal Football Complex, which is just a year old, and he’s gained a reputation for taking less prospects like Dak Prescott and turning them into All-America players.

“I’ve had a hand in where every door in this facility went and how we’ve built this program from the ground up,” he told Davis. “I have a great administration and this program is built how I want a program to run.”

Throughout his career, Mullen has been linked to a variety of jobs — Penn State, Miami and this season Florida, where he was the offensive coordinator before coming to Starkville. Mullen makes it sound as if he and his family are happy right where they are.

“As my wife told me just the other night, we’re No. 1 in the country,” Mullen said to Davis. “Why would we want another (job)? Everybody wants this job, right?”