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Mullen talks Gamecocks

Dan Mullen is 0-1 against South Carolina as a head coach. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen made his weekly appearance on the SEC coaches’ teleconference. Mullen spent just over four minutes talking about the Bulldogs upcoming game at South Carolina on Saturday. Here is a transcript of the call… Opening

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Sunday conversation with Dan Mullen

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State has played well to start its past two games but have had to hold on for victories in those games. The Bulldogs held a 21-13 halftime lead against Bowling Green and were shutout in the second

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Putting a Ribbon on SEC Media Days

With the 2013 SEC Media Days in the books, I figured I’d try and wrap things up for you the best I could. Let’s start with some links. • My column on MSU quarterback Tyler Russell • My story on Alabama

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Premature Preview 2013: South Carolina

Previously: Oklahoma State, Alcorn State, Auburn, Troy, LSU, Bowling Green, Kentucky For the first time in six years, MSU will visit Columbia, S.C., to take on a team that it’s lost to six consecutive times, dating back to the 2000

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SEC Power Rankings: Adult Diapers, Cockfighting and ‘The Idaho Job’

After taking last week off to consume much turkey and Egg Bowl-ness, the SEC Power Rankings make their return. It’s the final set of rankings for the regular season; I might do one more after the bowls, but maybe not.

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SEC Power Rankings: Let’s Make a T-Shirt About It

I’m glad everyone enjoyed last week’s Harry Potter-themed SEC Power Rankings. There is no theme this week, I’m afraid, but one team did make a big jump in the rankings. Who? Hint: The head coach’s name rhymes with “bark licked.” –––––

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SEC Power Rankings: A Very Harry Potter Hallowe’en

Hallowe’en approacheth (just six days away!), which gives me a great excuse to do a Harry Potter-themed Power Rankings. It has the Bob Carskadon stamp of approval, so it’s legit. What I’ve done is taken SEC players and coaches and

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SEC Power Rankings: Suplexes, Lee Corso in Jorts, and ‘Johnny Football’ is Gonna Die

Hey, y’all remember that time I dropped Alabama from my No. 1 spot and replaced it with South Carolina? NO, YOU DON’T ACTUALLY. ––––– Team (Pvs): Comment 1. Alabama (2): So apparently Nick Saban does not approve of his players

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SEC Power Rankings: Hey, Let’s Call Up Dabo Swinney

You know, Nick Saban has commented on how people are hyping up his team too much, so I’m gonna do the man a favor and drop Alabama down in my power rankings. Gasp! I know, right? Ah, what the heck, it’s

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On the Links: Opinion Offering; Around the SEC

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Allison Williams) ––––– Seems like I’ve discussed this before, but in today’s opinion offering I ponder what to make of this MSU

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SEC Power Rankings: In Which Louis Watson’s Parents Call Auburn’s Plays

You know what the SEC Power Rankings need? A pointless, irrelevant music-related hook. Just because. I picked up an album last night by a new band called Discount Guns, and if you like the raw, immensely satisfying sounds of the

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