On the same day CBSSports.com reports Vanderbilt's assistant Dan Muller is a candidate to fill Mississippi State men's basketball head coaching vacancy, MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin releases this statement: "Like Bulldog fans everywhere, I eagerly anticipate the hiring of Mississippi State's next men's basketball coach. However, from the beginning of this process, no deadline has been imposed on the search. It's important that we hire the right candidate to lead our program, a person of integrity who will instill discipline, character and accountability into the men's basketball program at Mississippi State. Thank you for your patience. Hail State!"