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VandyMania Interview: Bryan Mullen (Part 2)
****** To read Part One of this interview, click here. ****** VM: I think Vanderbilt fans universally thought the long piece you wrote on Matt Freije back in late February was one of the best pieces they had ever read on a Vanderbilt player. You interviewed his family members, his friends, his old high school coach. Could you talk about how much work went into writing a piece like that one? Mullen: Sure... at the beginning of the season, my boss, Bob McClellan, the sports editor at the Tennessean, looked at the season and said, let's take one of these weeks when you have a Wednesday off, and let's send you up to Kansas for a big Matt Freije piece. I used to do pieces like this when I was at the Times-Union. They would send me somewhere for a few days, really with no idea how it was going to turn out. I would just go and get color. So that's what we did here. Matt gave me his best friend's number and his Mom's number, so they knew I was coming into town, but I didn...
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