Really, Dan? From Mullen on WAPT report he's Penn State-bound: 'Most irresponsible reporting I've ever heard of': Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen vehemently denied a Jackson WAPT-TV report that he is close to a deal with Penn State. “Yeah I heard about the TV report," Mullen said tonight at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson. “It’s the most irresponsible reporting that I’ve ever heard of.” Mullen said he had not been so much as contacted by Penn State “or any other school.” Mullen, in town for the Conerly Trophy presentation dinner, then took it a step further. “I blame it on rival institutions trying to ruin our recruiting which we have dominated in this state over the past three years,” Mullen said.