4. Dan Mullen – Mississippi State
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Mullen consistently finds ways to do more with less. You won’t find Mississippi State at the top of any recent recruiting rankings, but they have topped the national polls as recently as 2014. Dak Prescott wasn’t a five-star, but Mullen molded that young man into an effective collegiate (and now professional) quarterback.
Mississippi State has failed to reach the six win mark just once in Mullen’s tenure. He’s had to play Auburn, LSU, and Alabama every single year. He doesn’t have the swagger of Saban, but the coaching job he’s done in Starkville is remarkable.
A top five finish was lost and the Bulldogs had their lowest offensive output all season in a huge rivalry game.
The win that vaulted Mississippi State to No. 1 in the country,