Dan Mullen Interview Notebook

HOOVER, Ala. — Mississippi State and head coach Dan Mullen had the opportunity to follow behind Johnny football and his media circus on Tuesday.

GatorCountry.com has you covered with a notebook of what the former Florida offensive coordinator had to say.

    • Only 10 seniors on the team this year, so Mississippi State will be a young football team according to Mullen.
    • Three straight bowl games isn’t something that has been done much at Mississippi State, so Mullen says he’s proud of his team.
    • Playing Oklahoma State first is going to present a quick and early challenge to the Bulldogs.
    • The 23 straight home sell outs in Starkville  are a product of the fans buying into what they are building according to Mullen.
    • Mullen calls having Gabe Jackson back as a senior a huge benefit for this year’s team.
    • Not much change will happen with new offensive coordinator Geoff Collins.
    • Mullen says that if Mississippi State starts off at 7-0 again, his team will know how to handle the pressure this time.
    • There are several good quarterbacks in the SEC and Mullen says that sometimes they don’t get the credit they deserve because of the defenses they face.
    • Playing a top team like Oklahoma State so early helps the team prepare during training camp better.
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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.