February 27, 2017 5:51:10 PM
Mississippi State announced an extension for football coach Dan Mullen through February 2021. Mullen is set to begin his ninth season at the helm at MSU, thus the contract extension securing him through 12 seasons.
"Dan has brought unprecedented success to Bulldog football and is one of the elite coaches in the country," MSU athletic director John Cohen said in a statement from MSU. "From a school-record seven straight bowl games to our performance in the classroom, he continues to raise the standard of excellence."
Mullen will be paid $4.5 million in 2017; other contract details were not immediately available. MSU is set to begin spring practice this week.
"I am very thankful to the University and athletic administration for their belief in me," Mullen said in the statement. "We have built a special program over the last eight years, creating a culture where winning is expected while achieving that in the toughest division in college football. I am proud of what we have accomplished, and I am truly excited about the direction we are heading as a program. This extension allows my family a long-term future here in Starkville, a place we are proud to call home."