I'm not sure. I think he is going to start giving more playcalling responsibilities to Les Koenning though. At least I hope he does. I don't really know what happened to them this year, they had some very good talent but I never saw them play with any sort of spark like they had in the past couple seasons. I think there was some internal issues coaching/players/whathave you that weighed them down. You could tell around game 3 or 4 that they were just out there going through the motions. The second half of the season you could tell they(the players) just wanted to get the games overwith. It was weird and painful to watch. We've never had super QBs, and if we did have one, they were run threats as opposed to pass threats. Tyler is coming along, but he still needs team help to make plays. They are still having growing pains converting from a run first (only) to a spread offense.
I personally think there was infighting between Mullen and Chris Wilson the co-DC who got demoted right before the GatorBowl. I personally like Chris Wilson but it doesn't seem like he was doing well with the defense in regards to the talent he had. Everyone points to him being brilliant in 2010 as the co-DC when State played so well, but that really isn't the case. That was Manny Diaz's defense. He was the DC and Chris Wilson got bumped to co-DC when Manny started shopping for a new home. Now that Chris is gone to GA as the DL coach, I think you might see some of that consistency come back to the D.
Don't get me wrong. State is not an elite team, but we are mid-level SEC capable of over reaching on occaison and getting a big win. I've been a Bulldog for a long, long, long time and even though I'm disappointed in this season, I'm happy that they did post 8 wins and have done pretty well since Mullen got there. We may never be an elite team but we will start to be competitive on a more consistent basis.
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