HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Dan Mullen showed his youth and tech savvy
with a quick tweet before addressing a few hundred Southeastern
Conference reporters at media days.
The first-year Mississippi State coach joked about tweeting "I
am on stage," while punching buttons on his cell phone.
The 37-year-old Mullen breezed through a 14-minute opening
statement Wednesday on his goals for the team, his personnel and
his multiple spread offense.
Mullen won't be coaching Tim Tebow like he did as Florida's
offensive coordinator, but he praised the leadership of returning
quarterback Tyson Lee.
Mississippi's Mr. Football Tyler Russell also joins Lee and
sophomore Chris Relf in what Mullen says will be "pretty stiff"
competition for the starting job.