You read Year2′s analysis of Mississippi State’s improvement in 2010 and realize you’re looking at a former highly respected offensive coordinator who’s come in to a program as head coach and worked hard not at the splashy stuff but at two things that can generate positive results: offensive efficiency and good defense.
Those numbers reflect what I saw on the field. Mullen may be the best manager of a game in the SEC right now. That approach can be a grind and it’s not always pretty – that Florida game was awful to watch – but it gets the job done more often than not.
Kind of takes you back to Georgia circa 2003-4, doesn’t it?