Mullen Addresses Media In Weekly Press Conference

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Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen
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STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen holds his weekly press conference Monday afternoon in the Bryan Athletic Administration Building. Free on-demand video of each week's press conference will be posted in the story rotation (main and football pages only) on


Dan Mullen Press Conference Transcript - 11/5/12

Opening Statement

"This week will be a big challenge going to play a night game down at LSU. It is always one of the toughest places in the country to play when you're playing them normally, and I know that they get a little tougher when you're playing them at night down there. So, it will be a great challenge for our team with the talent that they have-the talent that they have across the board. They have tremendous talent on the defensive side of the ball. When they [NFL] list the top draft picks by position, a lot of LSU defensive players seem to be on that list. They are young, and that only makes them a little scarier with the youth that they have on that side of the ball. They are just one of the top teams in the country. We will have our hands full offensively. Everyone knows that they have a stable of running backs. Their giant offensive line pounds you and continues to pound you play after play. Last week, we did a good job throwing the ball on top of that. We're going to have to come out and play. This is even more so important here in Southeastern Conference play and out here in the West. You have to bring your A game every single week."

On halftime adjustments

"We did some good things at halftime obviously not enough. It was not enough to come back and win the game. I think that we did a nice job in the last two games making a tweak or two to put us in a position to be successful, but not enough to win the games."

On red zone offensive changes

"Some games we have been good, and some games we have been poor. I think overall it is just about your game execution. I think in a couple of games we've been excellent in the red zone on both sides of the ball and sometimes we've been poor. To me, it's a lack of consistency. That is what I'd attribute it to, and we have got to be more consistent." 


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