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Dan Mullen New Mississippi State Football Coach

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will be the new football coach at Mississippi State. A spokesman confirmed the hire to The Associated Press on Wednesday afternoon.

Mullen will be arriving in Starkville later in the day and will be introduced at a news conference Thursday. Mullen has been an assistant coach for 14 years and spent the last eight with Florida coach Urban Meyer at Bowling Green, Utah and Florida.

The top-ranked Gators won the Southeastern Conference championship with a dominant offense led by Tim Tebow and will play No. 2 Oklahoma for the BCS national championship next month.

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