Can you picture Dan Mullen at Tennessee? Apparently, Paul Finebaum can.
On Monday, the noted SEC Network analyst dropped an interesting quote about the Mississippi State coach when discussing Tennessee’s situation. Of course, Volunteers coach Butch Jones is facing massive heat in Knoxville. If Tennessee were to move on from Jones, Finebaum likes Mullen as a possible candidate.
"If I had to paint a picture for Tennessee I would put Dan Mullen's face on the canvas" – @finebaum
— John Hayes (@JohnHayes730) October 23, 2017
All this is dependent on Tennessee moving past Jones soon. But Mullen’s name has been floated for jobs before. At this point, wouldn’t it be a surprise if he actually left Starkville?
No doubt, Mullen has been good for Mississippi State. He’s 66-44 as Bulldogs coach, and he has been praised for his ability to mold quarterbacks. He has guided Mississippi State to a 5-2 record this season with a big test at Texas A&M coming Saturday.
We’ll see what happens at Tennessee, but it seems unlikely that Mullen would leave Starkville for Knoxville.