Coach Dan Mullen says Mississippi State is ready despite layoff, short week
As Mississippi State begins to prepare for Missouri on a short week, head coach Dan Mullen said the biggest difference is the television options on a Thursday afternoon compared with a typical Saturday.
“Game Day is the biggest difference,” Mullen said. “On Thursday all you have to watch is ‘Days of Our Lives’. Is that even still on?”
Mullen said that despite the fact that Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk will not play, that does not alter their approach to the game and that they will practice and prepare the same way.
“It does not change the game plan,” Mullen said.
Mullen went on to say that scheduling is what it is and that when the game time does roll around, his guys will be ready to play.
“We are excited to go back out there and play. We had the opportunity this weekend to rest up a bit,” Mullen said. “However, we picked up right where we left off and we are ready to go.”
Since the Bulldogs had the weekend off, Mullen had plenty of time to watch other games. He discussed the crazy eight-lateral ending of the Miami-Duke game on Saturday night.
“You practice those, it’s a weird deal to practice how many laterals you get,” Mullen said. “You cannot mimic the exact situation.”