STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State fans will have a unique opportunity to join the action as head football coach Dan Mullen leads the Bulldogs through his first Maroon-White game on April 18th. An online auction has begun on the athletic department’s official website – www.MStateAthletics.com – and fans can begin bidding immediately.
The winning bidder will become the head coach of the “White” team in the spring game, which will be televised live by CSS. As head coach, the lucky fan will participate in staff meetings as the teams are “drafted,” give the pregame speech and make the tough gameday decisions for their team.
“This is another way to try to get our fans involved in this program and let them be a part of what we hope will be a very special team,” Mullen said. “The fans have been so supportive everywhere we’ve been and I have no doubt this will be a great success.”
Bidding will close at 12 noon on Monday, April 13, and the winner will be invited to attend the Friday morning staff meeting at which the teams are selected.
“There’s a responsibility here for the winner,” Mullen said. “We’ll get them in new adidas coaching gear and they’ll be featured on the television broadcast but – just like in everything we do – there will be a winner and a loser and the rewards that come with each!”
As part of the reorganized and revitalized Super Bulldog Weekend, the Maroon-White game will mark the final spring football practice and begin at 5:30 p.m. at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.