SEC Media Days 2012: Dan Mullen trolls hard and happy
HOOVER, Ala. -- It may surprise you to learn Dan Mullen did not take the stage at SEC Media Days pulling a derogatory billboard behind him in a little red wagon! Highlights from Mississippi State's Q&A:
• How important is that first game against Auburn? "That first conference game is critical. It sets the tone for the season, no matter who you're playing."
• Any more trollsome billboard plans for fall? Not trying to disguise his glee: "I'm sure there are!" Mullen said he receives miniature versions of the billboards the marketing department comes up with. We imagine him moving them around like battleships on his desks.
• Mullen: "We're not that far from a national title." Indeed, we can drive from Starkville to Tuscaloosa in less than an hour and a half. (There may have been some tangents in there.)
• Finally, somebody asking Dan Mullen the hard questions: "What level of success do you expect Urban Meyer to have at Ohio State?"• "Starkville, Mississippi is the best college town in the country." Hell, just slap that on the next Oxford-baiting billboard, coach. Who needs a marketing department?