Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen will be a hot commodity when the coaching carousel is in full motion, but don’t expect the Bulldogs to let him go without a fight.
According to a report from Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated, Mississippi State will “step up and go all in to keep Dan Mullen.”
Per Feldman, the Bulldogs could be willing to give Mullen a raise that would bump his annual salary from $4.5 million to around $6 million with some raises for his staff members as well.
The news comes as Mullen has been linked to rumors surrounding the Tennessee Volunteers and Florida Gators job vacancies.
During his nine years at Mississippi State, Mullen has compiled a record of 69-46.
If the head coach’s post-Egg Bowl comments were any indication, Mississippi State will have a good chance at keeping Mullen in Starkville.
“I plan on [staying],” Mullen said. “I’m very happy here, I’m happy with what we’ve built. I have a great president, a great administration. You look at our fan base that we have here, look at the program that we’ve built. I think that’s pretty special.”
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) November 24, 2017