Grading on a Salary Cap Curve: Defensive Line

In Part 6 of our series, we grade the performance of a defensive line led by Mike Daniels and Letroy Guion. Daniels, in particular, continued to outplay his rookie contract by showing he's more than just a situational rusher.
January 27, 2015

Positional Battlegrounds: Defensive Line

In Part 6 of our training camp preview, the decision to not re-sign Ryan Pickett and Johnny Jolly left a big — literally — void on the defensive line. Which young players will rise to the occasion to start alongside nose tackle B.J. Raji?
July 25, 2014

Deep Defensive Line Changing Attitude

Don't call this defense "soft" anymore, not with a loaded defensive line leading the charge. The unit's performance has been strong throughout training camp and the three preseason games. The line is so deep that some tough decisions will be looming in a week.
August 24, 2013

Boyd Called Potential 'Three-Down Player'

Josh Boyd impressed position coach Mike Trgovac and he impressed at the Senior Bowl, as well. Boyd, a rugged run defender with some pass-rushing potential, according to his college coach, could be in contention for a role in the nickel defense. Learn more with three exclusive interviews.
May 6, 2013

Shrine Practice: Boyd focused on growth

Day three of practice for the East-West Shrine Game is in the books and Josh Boyd says he's improving each day. The Mississippi State defensive lineman is working hard to stand out and impress the scouts and coaches watching practice this week.
January 16, 2013

Bulldogs Headed Back To Gator Bowl Country

Such a fine time was had by all Bulldogs two years ago, why not do it all over again? So Mississippi State is happily taking a return trip to Jacksonville for New Years Day to play in the Gator Bowl.
December 2, 2012

Defense Feeling The Pressure To Change Pace

It sounds so simple. To fans staring at conference sacking statistics, or frustrated watching completed passes, the solution seems obvious. Pressure, aggression, blitzing, whatever, just attack and the sacks will surely follow. Chris Wilson has heard it.
November 13, 2012

Bulldog Football Scouting Report - AU @ MSU

The Game: Mississippi State (1-0) hosts Auburn (0-1) in the SEC opener for both. The 11:01am contest kicks off Western Division action as well with ESPN telecast. The MSU broadcast begins locally at 8:00 on 100.9FM, and the full network at 9:00.
September 7, 2012