Mississippi State Head Coach Dan Mullen Dominates Wing Eating Contest

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterSeptember 28, 2012

Mississippi State may be 4-0 and ranked in the Top 25 in both major polls, but head coach Dan Mullen isn't satisfied with early-season success.

He wants championships now.

The fourth-year head coach of the Bulldogs got his wish on Thursday, but perhaps not the exact championship he has been searching for.

Mullen ate 24 chicken wings in five minutes to claim the title in an eating contest at Buffalo Wild Wings, according to USA Today. Mullen ate an average of 4.8 wings per minute to claim the title and wing-eating glory.

Now THAT'S "SEC speed."

An ecstatic Mullen commented on his championship victory to Brandon Marcello of the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.

Dan Mullen, wing eating champ: "It's not really a Man vs. Food type challenge to where you get to the point of it being painful."

— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) September 28, 2012

Images of the event were posted on Twitter by @bristewart31 (h/t USA Today).

Emily Eaves just took on @coachdanmullen in a chicken wing eating contest #dawgsfinnaeat twitter.com/bristewart31/s…

— Bri Stewart (@bristewart31) September 28, 2012

Before everyone freaks out and asks why Mullen isn't out game-planning and studying film, Mississippi State is off this week and plays at Kentucky next week.

Game-planning is optional in Starkville for the foreseeable future.

Competitive eating may not be the bye-week hobby of choice for most coaches, but it's nice to see coaches let their guard down from time to time and have a little fun.