STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has received a contract extension through the 2020 season.
The school announced on Monday that Mullen, who is entering his ninth year with the Bulldogs, will make a base salary of $4.5 million in 2017. Terms for the next three seasons were not disclosed. A four-year contract is the longest allowed by state law.
Mullen, 44, has a 61-42 record through eight seasons at Mississippi State. He's just four wins from tying Allyn McKeen for second place in school history and 12 shy of school leader Jackie Sherrill.
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Mullen is currently the second-longest tenured football coach in the Southeastern Conference. He's won five bowl games and taken the Bulldogs to seven straight bowl games.
Mississippi State begins spring football practice on Thursday.