Mississippi State football

Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson, right, and coach Joe Moorhead watch the video display board during a timeout during a game last season.

Keytaon Thompson is not done wearing the maroon and white.

The quarterback, who entered the transfer portal last month after Tommy Stevens was chosen to be Mississippi State’s starting signal caller, has decided to remain with the Bulldogs.

MSU head coach Joe Moorhead addressed Thompson’s situation in his weekly press conference on Monday and noted that Thompson and the Bulldogs all decided it was best for everyone for Thompson to stick around.

“We met with (Thompson on Sunday),” Moorhead said. “It was our fourth or fifth meeting throughout the past several days. We talked and decided he had explored his options after entering the portal. We decided it was in his best interest as a player and us as a team for him to return. (Thompson) sat in team meeting (Sunday). He went through practice and we’ll get him cranked back up on Tuesday.”

Thompson did not travel with Mississippi State to New Orleans for MSU’s season opener this past Saturday. However, he will be available if needed for this Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. home opener against Southern Miss.

For more on Thompson and sports editor Danny P. Smith's take on the Bulldogs coming off the Louisiana win, see Tuesday's Starkville Daily News.

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