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Mullen: 'We're not far off': MSU coach believes team can compete in SEC West race

July 21, 2012

It is 39 days from today when the Mississippi State Bulldogs don the pads to open the college football season against Jackson State.

There's excitement among MSU fans and coach Dan Mullen knows his team is close to taking the next step toward winning a championship.

SMITH COLUMN: Bulldogs desire to enjoy better football season

July 21, 2012

The main message Mississippi State's football contingent gave reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days this week was it was disappointed with the way last season went and want to do something about it.

It wasn't bad for the Bulldogs last year. They finished with seven wins, including a victory over Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.

Harris becomes 12th Bulldog commitment

July 21, 2012

Mississippi State picked up its 12th football commitment to the class of 2013 Saturday when McAdory, Ala. athlete Dezmond Harris committed to coach Dan Mullen.

“I am just relieved to be a Bulldog,” said Harris.  “I am very happy and so was my family. The coaches welcomed me to the family and were very happy. I wanted to be a Bulldog.”

Showcasing talent: Seven of MSU's 11 commits perform at Big Dawg Camp

July 21, 2012

Mississippi State hosted over 100 of the top athletes across the Southeast on Friday night for the annual Big Dawg Camp. 

Seven of MSU’s 11 commitments were on hand to showcase their talents and while most performed at a high level, B.J. Hammond definitely stood out. The 6-4 receiver from Gadsden, Ala., ran solid routes and seemed to get to find the football with ease. 

Banks not losing focus: The MSU senior is not worried about the hype

July 19, 2012

The fact that Mississippi State defensive back and former East Webster player Johnthan Banks received additional All-Southeastern Conference recognition on Thursday at SEC Media Days was nothing new.

Banks had already been selected All-SEC by the league's coaches, Phil Steele, Athlon, Blue Ribbon College Football, Football Yearbook, Birmingham News, Lindys and USA Today.

Starkville 8-year-old All-Stars begin play in the World Series

July 18, 2012

The Starkville 8-year-old All Stars are coming into the Dizzy Dean World Series with a lot of confidence.

The All-Stars face off against Bradley (Tenn.) North Heat today at 1 p.m. at Snowden Grove Park in Southaven.

Starkville is coming off a good showing in the state tournament and coach Tom McReynolds hopes that carries over.

Bulldog Banks promotes teammates at Media Days

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Johnthan Banks didn't spent Southeastern Conference Media Days talking about himself.

The former East Webster High School player who has developed into an All-SEC defensive back at Mississippi State decided to promote his teammates more than himself at the Wynfrey Hotel on Wednesday.

Russell looks to lead MSU's offensive shift

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Mississippi State fans have long waited for the day when their beloved Bulldogs displayed a high-flying, high-octane offense.

When quarterback Tyler Russell signed with Mississippi State, that fire was stoked giving way to the anticipation of when the Meridian native would lead the offense.

State's Jackson enjoys the time at Media Days

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – Gabe Jackson really didn't know what to expect from Southeastern Conference Football Media Days.

The 6-4 320-pound junior guard from Liberty made all the stops on his first appearance at SEC Media Days.

Shaw: Rule changes go into effect this season

July 18, 2012

HOOVER, Ala. – The NCAA has implemented several new rule changes for the upcoming season.

The most significant being moving the kickoff to the 35-yard line from the 30-yard line and making a touchback go to the 25-yard line rather than the 20-yard line like it has been in years past.

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