Mullen, Mississippi State talking new contract

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen might have earned himself a new contract.

During Sunday’s Gator Bowl teleconference, Mullen said he and the school are working on “a deal that will suit everybody” and that he wants to be the coach of the Bulldogs for “a long time.”

Mullen’s name has been linked to the vacant Miami job, though the second-year MSU coach has said repeatedly that he hasn’t been contacted.

By text, MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin wrote that he and Mullen were having “productive discussions,” but didn’t divulge any other details.

Mullen, who originally signed a four-year deal worth about $1.2 million per year, has led the 21st-ranked Bulldogs to their second bowl game in a decade.

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