Mullen told The Clarion-Ledger that he has only been in contact with Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin to work out a contract extension. Mullen's current contract pays him around $3 million and continues for three more years. An extension would increase his salary and add another year to the deal, as state employees are limited to four-year contracts in Mississippi.
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze received a contract extension earlier this month after the Rebels finished 9-3. Freeze signed a four-year extension that will reportedly increase his pay from $3 million to more than $4 million.
Hoke was fired after Michigan went 5-7 and didn't qualify for a bowl for just the third time in 40 years. He finished 31-20 in four seasons as Michigan's head coach.
LSU coach Les Miles said he has also not been contacted by Michigan and is not a candidate for the job.
Michigan reportedly contacted San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh about the job. Harbaugh, who played quarterback for the Wolverines from 1983-1986, said he wants to stay in the NFL.
- Paul Palladino