There is a good bit of mutual respect between coaches Dan Mullen and Steve Spurrier.
South Carolina's Spurrier praised the Mississippi State head coach Sunday on his weekly teleconference.
Mullen returned the favor during his Monday press conference.
"I was a big fan of his growing up," Mullen said. "I never met him until I was coaching at Florida. I don't know how much he influenced my coaching deal, but I was just always a big fan of his growing up."
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