A guy in my home town played for Glanville when he was at Georgia Tech. He said he was the craziest person he ever knew. He said when USC came to Atlanta in 73 Glanville put a bounty out for anyone that could take Lynn Swann out of the gameI was at the 2013 MSU vs Kentucky game in Stark-Vegas when Bulldog player Nick Whitley was ejected for punching the son of pro wrassler Sting in the pile.
I’m not saying Mullen is Houston Nutt or Jerry Glanville, an intentional exporter of dirty tactics. But I AM saying that neither of those incidents would have happened - esp this shoe thing - unless players had little fear/respect of the head coach and felt their status protected them.