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Mississippi State's offensive overhaul is in its final stages.
Tyler Russell takes over as the Bulldogs' quarterback after two seasons as the backup. Russell has a better arm than predecessor Chris Relf, but doesn't run as well, and the playbook has been tailored to his strengths.
Coach Dan Mullen said Russell looked like a quarterback who is ''very comfortable'' with the offense during the team's first preseason practice on Thursday. The 6-foot-5 junior threw for 1,034 yards and eight touchdowns last season in a part-time role.
Mississippi State is coming off two straight winning seasons, including victories in the Gator Bowl and Music City Bowl. But the Bulldogs are still trying to break into the top half of the SEC Western Division, which includes the past three national champions.
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Injuries at Mississippi State are apparently like Fight Club - You don't talk about injuries at Mississippi State. You especially do not ask questions about injuries at Mississippi St. to bulldogs head football coach Dan Mullen, whom judging from this video, will most likely go Tyler Durden on your sorry hind parts if you do.
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Add two more Bulldog names to the already-long list of Mississippi State players nominated to major national award/trophy watch lists. Seniors Johnthan Banks and Chad Bumphis are part of the 49-man listing of nominees for the Paul Hornung Award, as announced today by the Louisville Sports Commission.
Dan Mullen had lots of things to look for Thursday afternoon. But it was something the Mississippi State coach did not see in the opening practice of preseason that likely pleased him most. “It wasn’t confused looks on peoples’ faces. And we put a lot in on them today.”
Dutchtown (LA) High School 2013 wide receiver Shelby Christy had cast his lot with Dan Mullen's Mississippi State Bulldogs.
FOXSportsNEXT-TV: Houston (MS) High School 2013 defensive end Chris Jones, a Mississippi State commitment, is showcased in these 2011 season highlights vs Caledonia High School.
Three-star WR Shelby Christy from Dutchtown committed to Mississippi State this week. Read further to get a recap of recruiting and prep football news in Louisiana.