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Change is taking place within the Mississippi State soccer program.
When Aaron Gordon became the head coach of the Bulldogs, he used to beat all of the players to practice.
That's not the case anymore.
"Now when I arrive, I have a full team of players at practice on the ball and getting ready to have practice," Gordon said. "They have to invest in themselves. Practice for us starts at 8:30 in the morning, but at 8:10 or 8:15, you would have thought practice had already started. When our strength and conditioning coach puts our player through warm-up, they have already been here 10 or 15 minutes.
"That may not get us a win tomorrow, but midway through the season, how much extra time we put into it is valuable and will prove in the long run will help us succeed. If this is the year we are able to get that extra win and make the tournament or whatever it is, they have laid the bricks for a foundation that will last for a long time."
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