Mississippi State defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Ellis Johnson talks about his linebackers - who would start if State was playing LSU today, who will back them up, how the freshmen have done, and who the surprise linebacker of the training camp has been?
August 16, 2007
Two seasons ago, most remember the decision Anthony Littlejohn faced, and the Mississippi State coaches for that matter. In Sylvester Croom's initial season in 2004, the Bulldogs knew they had a sleeper in Littlejohn. But the top priority was not to rush the true freshman linebacker. Littlejohn and Croom both went back and forth with the decision of whether or not to burn a year of eligibility.
August 30, 2006
Quinton Culberson wasn't exactly the happiest camper around when the Bulldogs concluded their spring football drills. And who can blame him? The Mississippi State senior linebacker was prepping at all speeds for his final spring practice routines, aching at the chance to keep improving his play on the field and his leadership off the field.
June 22, 2006
Ellis Johnson knows all about tough decisions.<P> Whether it concerns the depth chart or stopping a 3rd and short play, the first-year Mississippi State defensive coordinator has been there on numerous occasions.<P> But one of his toughest, especially from a personal standpoint, was the decision to move with his family to Starkville.
September 27, 2004