Dan Mullen does Bristol

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen spent most of Wednesday in Bristol making the rounds at the ESPN studios.

Here's a link to his appearance on College Football Live. He also participated in a chat on ESPN.com. Here's the transcript from Mullen's chat.

Mullen wasn't promising an SEC championship this season, but it's obvious he likes the direction the program is headed as he enters his second season in Starkville. That SEC opener at home against Auburn the second week of the season, a Thursday night affair on ESPN, is a grand opportunity for the Bulldogs to show that they're ready to move up the pecking order in this league.