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Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Posted on: November 30, 2011 1:46 pm
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Posted by Jerry Hinnen

It's no surprise that with a bowl game on tap and another recruiting class to try and nail down before next February -- assuming he's still the one trying to nail it down -- Dan Mullen wouldn't take kindly to reports and rumors that he's about to catch the next plane for the Penn State job.

And with just such a report circulating from the local TV station,  Mullen didn't take kindly to it at an appearance at the Mississippi State Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday night. He told the Clarion-Ledger that he hadn't been contacted by Penn State "or any other school," called the reports "the most irresponsible reporting that I've ever heard of," and saw his athletic director reiterate his denials of contact from Happy Valley.

But the most interesting part of Mullen's statements was who he claimed had been behind the report--namely, his in-state rivals at Ole Miss:
"I blame it on rival institutions trying to ruin our recruiting which we have dominated in this state over the past three years," Mullen said ...

Mullen was asked if he had an idea what rival school might have planted the story.

"You take it from there," he said.

Mullen has made antagonizing (and, to be fair, soundly thrashing) Ole Miss at every opportunity a cornerstone of his Mississippi State tenure, and it's no doubt won him a tremendous amount of support within the Bulldog fanbase. But blaming the Rebels -- who, despite Mullen's claims, have enjoyed the higher overall consensus recruiting rankings of late -- for media sabotage is a delicious new high even for him. 

In any case, the TV station reportedly apologized to Mullen at the Hall of Fame event. But it wasn't the only one to report that the Nittany Lions were interested in Mullen's services; ESPN and the Scranton Times both cited sources in claiming Mullen was PSU's top candidate. And Mullen has yet to categorically deny interest in the Penn State opening or state that he will be coaching Mississippi State next year.

"Every time a job comes open, doesn’t my name come up?," Mullen said earlier Tuesday. "So, you know our policy. We talk Mississippi State football. That’s all we ever talk about.” 

That's not a bad policy. But until Mullen flat-out states that he's going to be coaching in Starkville next season, he's probably got a few more reports to debunk before all is said and done.

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Since: Dec 1, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

And after they worked so hard to show those recruits how cool and cutting edge state is by doing this: http://tinyurl.com/77on4ey



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:52 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Hey MORON.........Cam Newton's DAD started that "whole thing".  What an idiot!  Mullen had Newton all but signed until his dad asked for $180,00 and that (by NCAA rules) ended his recruitment at MSU.  I can't believe that has to be repeated AGAIN.  It just goes to show how slow you sad Auburn fans are.  Unbelievable.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:38 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

PSU: Go after Randy Edsall...Maryland will kick in half his salary



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 1, 2011 10:30 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Wants to blame someone else huh?... sabotage huh..... remember cam newton..... i wonder who started that whole thing..... "F" Mullen



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: December 1, 2011 8:55 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Seems like Dan is the cry baby here...pot meet kettle I guess huh? WAAAH WAAAAH WAHHHH, someone is spreading rumors on me!!!!!!!! He looks like a moron.

I'm sure Mullen has NEVER EVER used shady tactics in a recruiting battle huh?

As always, Mullen spins his stories to make himself look good when he is lying through his teeth half the time. But hey, he has you buying in I see.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 7:19 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Meyer left the SEC because he relized he was becoming Saban's Bee-otch. Guess Mullen realizes the best MSU will ever be in the SEC is middle of the pack. In the Big Ten, a medicore team can win the Leapers or Lickers Division, whichever one its in.



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 1:16 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Why would he leave the SEC for the Big Suxs anyway?





Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:36 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

its over idiot.   its not a football matter anymore.    they are giving over 10 million just from the football money they will get from all big ten bowls.   find something else to talk about.   these frigging kids are coming out all over the country.  i don't believe 80% of them at all.  the other 20% will be taken care of.    hell  you probably voted for obama,   so shut the hell up.    see you on jan 2nd  jackass.



Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:22 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Nutt: busted. 




Since: Apr 21, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:20 am
 

Dan Mullen blames Ole Miss for PSU report

Nutt: busted!


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