The Mississippi State Athletic Department announced today that Head Coach Dan Mullen will receive a contract extension. Dan Mullen will receive 4.5 Million Dollars for the 2017 Season and the deal is through 2021(the maximum a state employee can be under contract in the State of Mississippi). Digital Media Reporter Bob Carskadon first had the scoop:
Breaking: Mississippi State is set to announce a four-year contract extension for Dan Mullen with a new deal running through February 2021— Bob Carskadon (@bobcarskadon) February 27, 2017
Dan Mullen was named the 2014 National and Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year. Mullen has been one of Mississippi State’s best coaches of all time with an impressive 7 year bowl streak and winning 5 of those. More than any other MSU coach in school history. He also owns an impressive 5-3 record in Egg Bowls(which could change soon as well).
Mullen is now 61-42 at Mississippi State. He is five wins away from becoming the 2nd winningest coach in MSU history and 13 wins away from becoming the winningest coach in school history.
Mullen made some great off season changes as well. Hiring Todd Grantham and Ron English as assistant coaches shows the level of commitment Coach Mullen has for Mississippi State. 13 Early Enrollees highlighted the 24th ranked recruiting class for Mississippi State. Which has set Mississippi State up for a successful 2017 campaign.
Mullen is now the 2nd longest coach in the Southeastern Conference behind Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban. Thanks to the work in the classroom, the Bulldogs were able to go to a Bowl game with a 5-7 record over instate rival Ole Miss who had an identical record.
The Mississippi State Spring Game will be Saturday April 8th at 3 pm, while the Bulldogs will kickoff the season on Saturday September 2nd against Charleston Southern with the time and network TBD.