"Throw away your doubts, throw away your fears, and just go two feet into Mississippi State basketball, and see what happens." - Rick RayIf this quote isn't posted somewhere in the lockerroom next year, then the Athletics Department has monumentally failed. Absolutely thought this is a perfect quote for this hire, at this moment, in this situation. (from today's press conference, via Brad Locke's Twitter)
Mississippi State is Fozzie Bear. The loveable losers of the SEC, State hasn't won an SEC title since 1941. But God love 'em, even with jokes that were stale 50 years ago, Fozzie trudges out there each night to get killed by the audience, and always with enthusiasm. That's the key here, it's the undying optimism that Fozzie possesses, in the face of all reason not to. Mississippi State fans can relate. Next year is your year, guys. Really. I'm not just saying that.The SEC as Muppets - And The Valley Shook
"Dylan's decided to transfer, and we wish him the best. He has our full support with everything. He did a great job for us during his time here."--Coach Dan Mullen on Dylan Favre's decision to transfer.
"It’s a phenomenal idea. It’s a fun way to involve social media at the game, and to TV viewers it’s going to stir up some emotions between both teams. I can definitely see the the Mavs and other teams doing it."Dallas Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban's Thoughts Regarding State's Endzone Hashtag Idea
"Since I’ve been here we’ve always rebounded pretty strongly. We handle adversity pretty well around here. It’s kind of what our program is based on. Year round we try to put them in adverse situations. I think they’ll bounce back and be ready to come to work today."--Coach Dan Mullen
"They scored 42 points against a really, really good football team in Utah State… They’re the defending national champs and found a way to win, and in doing so scored 42 points. I take that we’re going to have our hands full with an excellent Auburn football team."--Dan Mullen on next week's game against Auburn Read the rest of Brandon Marcello's article here.
The five-star recruit has been open about more than the phone calls going a little overboard. He's openly saying he likely won't narrow his list any further until the season is in full swing, to make sure his schools of choice won't be facing any probation or NCAA issues next season.Channing Ward hears from Dan Mullen as the recruiting period opens back up
"You bought into that belief and that philosophy," Mullen said, closing his question-and-answer session less than 48 hours before MSU’s season opener against Memphis. "And you didn’t have to buy in. There’s a lot of different ways you can be successful but we felt we had a plan that worked and we asked you all to buy in, and you all bought in 100 percent. You had no idea if you bought in if we would go to the Gator Bowl or not. You could have bought in and we could have been 5-7 last year. But you did it and you all bought in. You believed in what we were doing and now we’re reaping the rewards for that."Dan Mullen spoke to the Starkville QB Club tonight and Brandon Marcello has some quotes. Go check them out.
I have zero respect for that school up north. In fact, I’ll probably never call them by their actual name. The only thing red and blue in my life is the American flag. I successfully paved my son’s college football career by naming him Canon. You’re welcome world.TFM Column | The 10 Frattest College Football Coaches Mullen named #2 Frattest College Football Coach