While Florida job is filled, Mississippi State need a replacement

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One of the SEC’s plum football coaching jobs has been filled.

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen decided to take the offer to take the same position at the University of Florida. The 45 year old Mullen led the Bulldogs to a 69-46 record including a number one ranking in the country during the 2014 season. He earned $4.5 million a year in Starkville, and the figure is expected to increase with the Gators.

For the vacancy at Mississippi State, names are emerging quickly.

Alabama defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who makes $1.3 million with the Crimson Tide, has been on Nick Saban’s staff from 2007-’12. He took on his current role in 2016.

Neal Brown, Troy head coach, earned $800,000 this season and led the Sun Belt program to 10 win season in 2016 and a 9-2 mark this year including win over LSU.

Mike Bobo, Colorado State head coach, earns $1.55 million with Rams. The former Georgia quarterback knows the SEC.

Larry Fedora, head coach at North Carolina where he makes $2.3 million per season, is signed through 2022 which could present problem. He coached in the Magnolia state at Southern Miss before heading down Tobacco Road.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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