Dan Mullen can play Led Zeppelin on the piano

Dan Mullen can play Led Zeppelin on the piano

By Jerry Hinnen | Staff Writer

How much would you pay to see an SEC coaches talent show? We're betting Steve Spurrier can do a killer stand-up comedy set. With shirts like these, you know Gene Chizik has already perfected his Vegas lounge singer act in his spare time. Would you be surprised if you found out James Franklin can break six one-inch boards with a single karate chop?

But even if all that's more guesswork than fact, as of Monday we know what act Mississippi State's Dan Mullen would perform: rock pianist. Making his first stop on the meet-and-greet "Our State Tour" in Hattiesburg, Mullen flashed a talent even State media relations director Joe Galbraith didn't know he had:

The Hattiesburg American and photographer Bryant Hawkins even provided photographic evidence of Mullen tinkling the proverbial ivories:

Oh, sure, Mullen made a couple of important announcements -- that State's expansion of Davis-Wade Stadium will be ready by the Bulldogs' 2014 season opener vs. Southern Miss, for instance, and that season ticket interest has increased to the point where the program is turning away some 1,000 prospective ticket holders -- but is that really all that interesting compared to the image of Mullen playing backup to Robert Plant and Co.? Nah.

And now, for no other reason than "we like it," here's an O'Jays' song also named "Stairway to Heaven" with no relation to the Led Zeppelin version:



HT: Campus Union.

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