Mississippi State athletic department officials announced today that the athletic department will host events in Starkville, Jackson, Meridian and Tupelo to celebrate the first day of the National Signing period. Next Wednesday, February 4, head football coach Dan Mullen will attend events in Starkville and Jackson, while several assistants will travel to Meridian and Tupelo.
The day’s first event will be a 2 p.m. gathering in the Griffis Boardroom on the Mississippi State campus. Fans will be admitted at no charge, and food will be provided by the Bulldog Deli. Coach Mullen will speak to the crowd at approximately 2:30 p.m.
Three evening events will take place around the state. Assistant coaches Tony Hughes, Les Koenning and Reed Stringer will travel to Meridian for an event at The Chili House. Assistants Rockey Felker and Mark Hudspeth will speak at an event at Romie’s Grocery in Tupelo, and Mullen and director of athletics Greg Byrne will attend an event in the Forestry Auditorium at the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Jackson.
The Meridian event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a program starting at 6 p.m. There will be an admission charge of $5.
In Tupelo, doors open at 5 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres being served. Admission cost $15, and speakers will begin at 6 p.m.
The Jackson gathering, sponsored by Eutaw Construction, will cost fans $10 and doors will open at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres. Coach Mullen and Byrne will begin the program at 6:30 p.m.