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Mullen's Bulldogs show recruiting bite

Strong July has Mississippi State ready to bark loudly in SEC

Updated: August 4, 2011, 1:41 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg | ESPN Recruiting

When you think about the Southeastern Conference in 2010 two teams quickly should come to mind -- Auburn, the SEC and national champion, and South Carolina, with its breakthrough as East Division champions.

There was a third team that surpassed everyone's expectations albeit on a quieter scale -- Mississippi State. No one expected the Bulldogs to finish the 2010 campaign at 9-4. They had wins over Georgia, Florida, Ole Miss, Kentucky and a 52-14 Gator Bowl beatdown of Michigan. No one expected ...

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