Croom's Contract Extended

STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Mississippi Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning approved Mississippi State University President Dr. Charles Lee and Athletic Director Larry Templeton's contract extension request for Bulldog head football coach Sylvester Croom. The extension carries Croom through the 2009 football season.

"This contract extension acknowledges the progress the Mississippi State football program has made under the leadership of head football coach Sylvester Croom," Templeton said. "It also demonstrates the confidence we have that coach Croom will continue to build this program into the future.

"The Bulldog family recognizes the foundation coach Croom and his staff have built," Templeton said. "We know where we are, we know where we're headed and we feel very good about the future of Bulldog football. This extension assures this recruiting class that Sylvester Croom will be their head coach through their four years on our campus."

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