Mississippi State University announced this week that it would be sinking $75 million into an expansion and renovation project at Davis Wade Stadium. That kind of spending spree will obviously increase the pressure on the Bulldogs’ coaching staff to do quite a bit of winning between now and 2014 when the project is scheduled to be completed.
Dan Mullen’s apparently down with that fact, telling The Jackson Clarion-Ledger:
“I love the pressure. Hopefully we have an SEC championship by the time we move into that stadium and create even more excitement for our fan base. I put pressure on myself every year to win, and we’ve got to put pressure on ourselves to continue to put a great product on the field and a great team the people of Mississippi can be proud of.
And there’s a lot of pressure on our fan base to step up their game even more and create an even more exciting environment.”
There’s no doubt Mullen knows how to talk the talk. He’s inspired MSU fans to gobble up tickets like never before… thus the stadium expansion. But this season he’ll need to start walking the walk a bit more. After three seasons, it’s time the Bulldogs bury the “Mullen hasn’t beaten an SEC West foe other than Ole Miss” storyline once and for all.
Now, how ’bout a really bad ’80s music video to wash this story down?