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Mullen shoots down false reports of contact from Colorado; Buffs reportedly hire San Jose State head coach Mike MacIntyre




Matt Stevens


STARKVILLE -- After reports surfaced about a possible interview between Dan Mullen and the University of Colorado about the Buffaloes vacant head coaching position, the Bulldogs fourth-year head coach spoke out against such talk.  


In a text message response to The Dispatch Sunday, Mullen said "he had never heard from (Colorado)" and dismissed any reports in the media as completely false that he was entertaining any offers to leave Starkville. 


ESPN.com reporter Ted Miller is reporting Monday morning that the Buffaloes have an agreement in place to hire San Jose State University head Mike MacIntyre. MacIntyre, 47, left the defensive coordinator job at Duke University for San Jose State three years ago, and he turned around a squad that went 2-10 the year before he arrived. 


MacIntyre spent two seasons at Duke after working as a secondary coach in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Jets. He was also an assistant at the University of Mississippi for five years. 


"People tell me they see my name," Mullen said Friday. "You guys now know, guess what, this time next year my name is probably going to flash up again. It is nice I don't have to answer it on daily basis." 


Colorado fired Jon Embree after the former CU player went just 4-21 in two seasons with the program including a 1-11 campaign this year with the Buffaloes. The lone win came Sept. 22 against Washington State University.  


The Daily Camera in Boulder reported Mullen was high on CU's wish list for replacements for Embree and a false report surfaced on Twitter suggesting KGNU, a local radio station, reported Mullen was to interview for the head coaching job at Colorado. Neither Colorado or KGNU have confirmed the possible report and early Sunday it was determined the rumor was started by a Ole Miss Touchdown Club member on Twitter.  




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Mississippi State, college football, Dan Mullen, Colorado, rumors, Mike MacIntyre, Southeastern Conference



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