Mississippi St.’s Dan Mullen on pressure of being No. 1
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen joined the show to talk about being No. 1 in the nation and more. Here are some of his takes:
— Mullen on the pressure of being No. 1. “I was fortunate being with Urban [Meyer] at Florida,” Mullen said, “having a lot of attention. … All that hype that was around it. You have to remember what got you there. Enjoy all the hype, but make sure the focus doesnt change. It will all disappear.”
— Mullen on his role in promoting his quarterback Dak Prescott for Heisman: “Were pretty fortunate now. Theres so much attention. I dont think we have to do anything. We dont have to put his name in front of people. I tell him this all the time, if he likes this, keep playing well. If he doesnt, go out and throw a couple of interceptions and it will all go away???
— Mullen on the last time he yelled at Prescott: “Yesterday at practice I probably yelled at him three or four times. Its a friendly yell. Loud, constructive criticism.”
— Mullen on his dislike of Ole Miss: “Theres nothing personal about any individuals. I know and recruited a lot of their players. I know their coaches. I think its just a dislike of the institution as a whole. We just call them the school up north.”