Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE
Dan Mullen and the Bulldogs are off to their best start since the 1999 season.
For the first time since 1999 the Bulldogs are 4-0. Many fans are ecstatic with the start and some even expected it. Conversely, some fans look at the lack of focus and the way the team has played and have cause for concern.
What does all this mean? It means that fans should enjoy being 4-0, because as the records show, there is no telling what will happen with Mississippi State. We have seen this program start off strong only to finish poorly. We have also seen this program start strong and finish strong.
The one thing this team has that none of the others had is an all around sharp, aggressive coaching staff. That is not meant to take anything away from previous staffs that walked the sidelines in Starkville. But this staff is a complete staff and this year's team seems to be well rounded from a talent standpoint.
Head coach Dan Mullen has also done something no other coach has ever done while at Mississippi State: Win every game you are favored to win. Excepting last year's Auburn game where State was a slight favorite and lost, Mullen has not been upset or beaten by a lesser opponent. That is something that has plagued previous coaches at State.
My guess? I would say smile, poke your chest out and be proud to be a Bulldog. Unless something drastic happens, this will be one of those years the Bulldogs started strong and finished strong. You should be celebrating New Year's at a bowl site yet to be determined.