On today's SEC Teleconference, Mullen talked about much the same thing he has all week.
But he also made a comment that stood out about Todd Grantham, calling him "the top defensive coordinator in college football."
In the past he's said "One of the-" so a bit more of a statement today.
Plenty of coaches will make glowing and rose colored remarks about their coordinators as a show of support. But Mullen actually gave some substance to his comments, praising Grantham's in-game adjustments and ability to coach defense from front to back.