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      MSU close to extension for football coach Dan Mullen

      (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

      Mississippi State's Dan Mullen is getting a vote of confidence from the school.

      MSU and it's coach have reportedly agreed in principle to a contract extension which would run through the 2017-18 season.

      Mullen makes close to $3 million a year, according to CBSSports.com.

      He's 36-28 in five seasons with the Bulldogs, who have reached a bowl game in each of the last four years. It's the best run in the history of the program.