For the record, I think Dan Mullen is a good coach. But this good?
It’s interesting because as great of a job as Mullen did last year and at Mississippi State, he’s only had 2 winning seasons in conference play during his 10 seasons as an SEC head coach. Obviously it was an uphill battle to turn around a historically down program in what many believe to be the toughest division in football.
But Mullen is probably the only person who would be considered a top 10 coach nationally who hasn’t won a division title.
He’s not making that last statement up. CBS’ last top 25 coaches ranking has Mullen checking in at number ten. (That’s one spot higher than James Franklin, whom I would suggest has a better resume than does Mullen. Also note this comment about #6 Kirby Smart: “I had Smart at No. 11 on my ballot, but it’s not that I don’t think he’s a good coach as much as I don’t think he’s been good enough for long enough to warrant being ranked this high this quickly.” But I digress, perhaps.)
Trolling aside, is Dan Mullen one of your ten best coaches in America?