ESPN misspells Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen's name during broadcast (Photo)


Oct 12, 2013; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen pleads his case to a referee about a call during the game against the Bowling Green Falcons at Davis Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday night’s ESPN College Football action this week has brought us a lower-level SEC matchup between the 3-3 Mississippi State Bulldogs and the 1-5 Kentucky Wildcats. Currently through two and a half quarters, the Bulldogs lead 21-10.

This is yet another defining game for Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, as many have speculated that the program’s inconsistencies may end up costing the coach his job. A good performance on national television can do a lot for the perception of the coach.

Well, that is if anyone really cares much about him. Like the folks working on the ESPN graphics tonight, for example.

During the course of the game, ESPN–who has a strong partnership with the SEC–showed a graphic of the Bulldogs’ head coach. Now, with that relationship being so strong, you would think that the network would know how to spell the names of the head coaches in the conference.

Eh, not quite:

Unless Mississippi State has already fired the coach and replaced him with one hell of a doppelganger whose last name is just one letter off, then this was a bit of a blunder on the part of the network.

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