December 16, 2016 4:47:52 PM
STARKVILLE -- The Monday Morning Quarterback mentioned Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen as a possible surprise candidate for the Los Angeles Rams opening.
Mullen said he has not talked to the Rams but after finishing a cold practice Friday afternoon, he joked that he would love to be in L.A. for practice right now. However, Mullen said he is happy at MSU but couldn't see himself turning down an NFL gig.
"One of these days and I wouldn't expect it to be now, but I think just like any coach, you'd love the opportunity at some point to be at the highest level of football in the NFL," Mullen said. "If that opportunity ever presented itself, anybody would seriously consider it. I was pretty shocked by that too but I'm flattered. That would be great, a heck of a deal."
Mullen said last week that MSU is working on a contract extension for him but nothing has been made official.
In the video, Mullen spoke to the media after Friday's bowl practice, the final time in Starkville. MSU (5-7) plays Miami (Ohio) University (6-6) 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26 (ESPN), in the St. Petersburg Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.