University of Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will be next Mississippi State head football coach … Fan event Thursday in Starkville… click for details

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Several newspaper outlets and The Associated Press reported this afternoon that University of Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will be the next football coach at Mississippi State.

The AP source said Mullen is expected to arrive in Starkville via a private jet Wednesday and likely will be introduced on Thursday. The initial event will be held at 10 a.m. in the Templeton Athletic Academic Center.  Doors will open at 9 a.m.

The fan event will feature the new head coach, interim president Dr. Roy Ruby and director of athletics Greg Byrne, and will be followed by a press conference.

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After the Starkville event, Byrne and the new head coach will are tentatively scheduled to attend events around the state of Mississippi, and those plans will be announced when finalized.

Mullen has been an assistant coach for 14 years and has spent the last eight years with Florida, which will play Oklahoma in the BCS National Championship game in January. He has also spent time as Bowling Green and Utah.

Sylvester Croom resigned following a shutout loss to archrival Ole Miss in November.

Read more in Thursday’s Vicksburg Post.