Mullen, Tebow meet as friendly enemies

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - It used to be Dan Mullen's job to build
Tim Tebow up. Now, the Mississippi State coach's task is to tear
the Florida quarterback down.

Such is life in major college football when uncommonly good
friends don different team colors and stare across 55 yards of no
man's land at the guy who used to have your back.

With Mullen as his offensive coordinator, Tebow led the Gators
to two national titles and won the Heisman Trophy.

While coaches and players spend a lot of time in each other's
company, they're rarely friends.

Mullen and Tebow, though, are buds through and through. During
the offseason, they picked up the phone to catch up. And they still
find time to tap out a text now and again.