A person familiar with the decision says that Mississippi State has hired Manny Diaz to be its new defensive coordinator.
Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left the program in December to become defensive coordinator at Florida. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.
Sports Illustrated first reported...
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January 05, 2015
Ole Miss’ season may have ended in a rough way, but the Rebels still had an incredible year overall. They posted nine wins. The team knocked off No. 3 Alabama at home in October. And in its last game of the year, Ole Miss eliminated rival Mississippi State, then the No. 4 ranked team in the land, from College Football Playoff discussion. Thursday, head coach Hugh Freeze sent out...
As a part of ESPN’s National Championship Megacast, viewers can watch the game with analysis from Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, as well as Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi, and Nebraska’s Mike Riley on ESPN2. Ahead of the “Film Room” broadcast of the National Championship, Mullen took a fantastic selfie with his three coaching colleagues, as well...
The 2014 college football season, now over, is only beginning to be processed. This was a major transitional moment in the sport’s 146-year history. It marked the passing of the baton from the Bowl Championship Series — 16 years of tumult and upheaval — to the College Football Playoff.
We all had a sense this sport was going to remain messy — that’s college football’s...
Marcus Mariota just announced that he will enter the NFL Draft, but another star quarterback will be returning to college in 2015. Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott will be back in Starkville next season, and the Bulldogs are extremely excited, so much so that they made a perfect video to celebrate the occasion. They appropriately set it to Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The total transformation takes time. You don't just walk in, change from the colors of the old to the new, and say "let's do it." That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.
Plus, that's not new Gators defensive coordinator Geoff Collins' style. He is known as the "Minister of Mayhem" for crying out loud. It takes time to create mayhem when you...
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott has decided to return to school for his senior season.
Prescott made his announcement on Wednesday during a news conference at the school. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder from Haughton, Louisiana, had a breakout season for the Bulldogs in 2014, throwing for 3,449 yards, 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also ran for 986...
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January 14, 2015
Mississippi State coach Rick Ray's plan to build a winning basketball program has always started with developing an elite defense.
Three years into his tenure, the Bulldogs are pretty good at that part of the game. The problem is the offense has been so bad it hasn't mattered.
Mississippi State (8-9, 1-3 Southeastern Conference) has a brutal 8-32 regular-season record in the SEC...
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January 20, 2015
With National Signing Day rapidly approaching, the recruiting world is spinning fast, especially down in SEC country. Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, coming off of his best season in Starkville, visited Alabama’s defensive tackle commit T.D. Moton this afternoon, and just minutes later the recruit announced that he had decommitted from Alabama.
@CoachDanMullen and @CoachHevesy...
Next Wednesday, Ole Miss, which won nine games this past season, will be looking to end National Signing Day with its third-straight top 20 recruiting class. It’s no secret that the Rebels’ coaching staff has put in a great deal of hard work on the recruiting trail over the past few seasons. But a fan of the team’s biggest rival – Mississippi State – seems to believe that...
Last week, four-star defensive tackle T.D. Moton decommitted from Alabama after receiving a visit from Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen. Now, as expected, Moton says that he will sign with the Bulldogs next week on National Signing Day.
Got off the Phone with Coach Dan Mullen I will be signing to Mississippi State Feb.4 Thank everyone for everything. #HailState #Dawgs
As we delve further into the Pittsburgh Steelers offseason, our attention has begun to shift towards the draft. Like we’ve done in the past, these reports will cover the prospects of the 2015 NFL Draft, placing an emphasis on those who could help the Steelers the most. An interesting prospect today. One I’m pretty excited […]
2015 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Mississippi State...
In the midst of the recruiting home stretch, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen made an appearance in a Political Science class at MSU today, and he wasn’t the only special guest. Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and frequent Republican presidential candidate, was also in attendance, and both spoke to the students in audience.
Mullen and his wife were...
Looks like Bovada is giving Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot the best chance with Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott and LSU’s Leonard Fournette right behind him. Elliot came on strong at the end of the year but with the players that have at QB I think it might be hard for him to grab the complete spotlight from them.
Here are the rest of the odds….
Mississippi State's national signing day was relatively quiet compared to many other schools in the Southeastern Conference.
And that's exactly the way coach Dan Mullen wanted it to be.
The Bulldogs completed a 28-person class on Wednesday that didn't have much drama. The only moderate surprise was a good one - linebacker Leo Lewis picked Mississippi State over rival Mississippi...
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February 04, 2015
For college football programs, yesterday – National Signing Day – was the most crazed, eventful day of the year.
The 24-hour period was full of phone calls and text messages, little sleep and a ridiculous amount of attention on the best 17-and-18-year-old high school football players in the country.
Mississippi State has given us an inside look at what the day was like. The...
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Martha Alwal had 16 points and 10 rebounds Sunday, and No. 17 Mississippi State scored the last six points of overtime to beat No. 14 Texas A&M 63-61 for its first-ever win over the Aggies.
Mississippi State (23-3, 8-3 SEC) took its first lead of overtime at 62-61 on Victoria Vivians' 3-pointer with 52 seconds left.
The Bulldogs' Savannah Carter grabbed...
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February 08, 2015
The Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team will have a very sweet deal in place this weekend for Valentine's Day.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen spoke today at a metro college fair in Jackson, Miss., and in the process, had a chance to meet Miss Mississippi, Jasmine Murray.
The two local celebrities posed for a picture which Mullen tweeted out:
Great to meet @jasminesmurray today at the metro Jackson college fair. pic.twitter.com/sjYkLIw4pZ
— Dan Mullen™ (@CoachDanMullen) February...
The Kentucky Wildcats have won all 27 of their games this season, and many believe that they have what it takes to finish the year undefeated at 40-0. That being said, they’re certainly going to continue to get every team’s best shot down the stretch.
That starts this Wednesday at Mississippi State, which has just announced it will be hosting a “blackout” for the occasion...
Preston Smith, Defensive End, Mississippi State University
Height: 6’5″ (From Combine)
Weight: 271 lbs (From Combine)
Trait Notes:Get Off – C-Explosion – C+Hand Usage – B-Leverage – C+Bend – CClosing Speed – C+Block Shedding – B-Functional Strength – B-Tackling – B-Overall Current Grade – COverall Ceiling Grade – B-
Get off, leverage and bend...
John Calipari is not going to let a couple inches of snow prohibit his Kentucky men’s basketball team from getting in a practice.
The No. 1-ranked Wildcats (28-0, 15-0 SEC) defeated Mississippi State (12-16, 5-10 SEC) in Starkville Wednesday night, 74-56. Bad weather prohibited Calipari’s team from flying back to Lexington, Ky., so they stayed in Mississippi. Kentucky is expected...
Dan Mullen led Mississippi State to a 10-3 record in 2014, and that was good enough to earn him a contract extension through 2018.
Mississippi State has announced a contract extension for coach Dan Mullen that will pay him more than $4 million per season for the next four years.
The school announced the extension on Thursday night. The four-year contract, which runs through 2018, is the longest allowed by state law.
The school says Mullen will be paid $4 million in 2015 and the average yearly salary of the...
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February 27, 2015
Welcome to the Fallout - Friday edition.Just Got Paid.Mississippi State gives head coach Dan Mullen a new contract extension through 2018. It adds an additional year to his year to his current contract, and raises his annual salary to $4 million. (al.com)Everything's gonna be alright.Florida head coach Jim McElwain believes that Mike Bobo, his successor at Colorado State, will ...