By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s the shorter version of what Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen said Monday when Auburn and flash-the-rented-limousines approach became the topic of discussion.
“We don’t need to make national headlines to recruit,” Mullen said in Kevin Scarbinsky’s blog for the Birmingham News. “Taking our budget, instead of buying fancy limos, we’re gonna maybe get more sneakers for our players.”
Mullen made the comments at the Vestavia Country Club while touring Bulldog clubs.
“I want to get more gear and more good things for our players instead of having coaches drive around in style all the time,” Mullen added. “I’m more into getting stuff for the players than getting stuff for the coaches.”
Mullen, who has otherwise kept relatively quiet, also weighed in on one coach who left Florida talking about another coach possibly leaving Florida. As many of you are aware, Florida’s current man in charge, Urban Meyer, squashed Steve Spurrier’s notion about leaving the Gators for Notre Dame. Mullen couldn’t see Meyer leaving.
“I can’t imagine he would,” Mullen said. “He has a pretty good thing rolling, and they have a pretty good recruiting area that they have a strong grip on within their state.”