UPDATE: Mullen tweets, then talks MSU football

HOOVER, Ala. — 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 quarterback job.

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Note: Ole Miss will address the SEC Media Thursday.

The Associated Press