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Wednesday Bulldog Football Notebook

WR coach Mark Hudspeth

They aren't ranked like a year ago when the teams met, and after giving some pre-season votes the pollsters ignored Vanderbilt this week. But Coach Dan Mullen is treating Vanderbilt with all the regard he would a top-25 squad. Especially since during his four seasons at Florida, the then-coordinator had to use all his weapons to take care of scrappy Commodore clubs.

In fact, Mullen said today, he isn't putting much scouting-stock in Mississippi State's 2008 win over then-#13 Vanderbilt. "We're very different this year," he said. "I think a lot more is looking at what (Vanderbilt) did to stop Florida last year, because we're more of that offensive system. We get a lot more looking at that than at an early-season game a year ago." At the same time Mullen and... Recommended Stories