Mississippi State didn’t extend coach Dan Mullen’s contract heading into the 2016 season, prompting him to switch agents.

Now, as the school searches for a new athletic director following the departure of Scott Stricklin to Florida, the new hire will have to make a choice on the football coach’s future.

Mullen would be up for a two-year extension this time around, according to The Clarion-Ledger.

Mullen earned $4 million in 2015, but his Bulldogs are off to a slow start in 2016, amassing only a 2-3 record through five games.

It remains to be seen if the new athletic director and Mullen’s new agent, Jimmy Sexton, can negotiate a contract to keep the longtime coach in Starkville.