Friday, July 17, 2009

Dan Mullen thinks about Ole Miss... a lot

Dan Mullen spoke in Jackson for about 10 minutes last night and mentioned Ole Miss seven times, which would be funny if it weren't so sad. It's almost a Finebaumian approach to things - pandering to the lowest commmon denominator of fans and attempting to rile people up with childish name calling. I guess when you're dealing with as moribund a football program as the one in Starkville, your options are limited.

Two other paragraphs jumped out at me:
More than that, he promises an exciting style of offense, the spread, that he hopes will result in many more points scored than in the half-decade tenure of Sylvester Croom, his predecessor.

In approximately 10 minutes of remarks to fans, Mullen never spoke specifically about his 2009 team, members of which joined him in the autograph line earlier.
First off, scoring more points than the Walrus' teams shouldn't be too difficult. In five seasons, the Fraud never produced an offense ranked inside the top 100 in the nation. Even Orgeron managed to do that once in a shorter tenure. That offense is going to be an utter trainwreck this season though. Just think Auburn 2008 with less talent on the field and on the sideline.

Mullen must realize this, hence failing to mention - even once - the Bulldogs team that will take the field in seven weeks.

But hey, Brang 'em and Rang 'em, right?

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