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Mississippi State hires Florida coordinator as coach

Updated: December 11, 2008, 1:02 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Mississippi State will introduce Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen as its next football coach on Thursday morning in Starkville.

Terms of the deal are not known.

"A lot of people get in this profession and when you have head coaching opportunities, they're very rare," Florida coach Urban Meyer said at news conference in Hollywood, Fla. "Head coaching opportunities in the Southeastern Conference at a young age is a great honor. So [Tim Tebow] had the same exact reaction ...

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