For what it’s worth, per Seth Emerson ($$), Kirby Smart has never tasted defeat at the hands of Dan Mullen.
They have matched up in eight of the past nine seasons, and each time Smart’s team has won. The first seven times Smart was Alabama’s defensive coordinator and Mullen was Mississippi State’s head coach. Last year, it was Smart as Georgia’s head coach. The 8-0 record is one thing.
Mississippi State, in eight games against Smart’s defenses at Alabama and Georgia, has averaged just 7.9 points and 274.6 yards.
If they want to keep that going, I’m okay with it.