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Mullen Wants His Team To Handle The “Adversity Of Success”

Open the coffin.  Put it in the coffin.  Put the coffin in the ground.  Shovel dirt on top of the coffin.

It’s time to bury the old “Dan Mullen’s never beaten an SEC West foe not named Ole Miss” line.  Congrats, Dog fans.

But with Saturday’s barrier-busting 28-10 thumping of Auburn comes a new set of issues.  And Mullen is aware of that fact:


“I certainly don’t know if we’re going to sneak up on anybody this year, but that’s a good feeling to have…

This is a very, very important week for our guys.  We’re in a position right now to do some good things this season.  We started off the season wanting to put ourselves in position.  How do we handle that adversity of success going to play a tough team on the road this Saturday.”


Leave it to a coach to come up with the “adversity of success,” but Mullen’s correct.  His team will be the hunted when it visits Troy on Saturday and his players had better focus on the game at hand.  Troy is 1-1 on the season — coming off a 13-point loss to Louisiana-Lafayette — so “tough team  on the road” might be a stretch.  Still, another Louisiana school — the one in Monroe — upset a highly-ranked Arkansas squad just last week.

That should be enough to get the Bulldogs’ attention as they deal with the “adversity of success” this week.


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