It was a fair indicator just how drained Christian Ducre was that he sighed in open relief taking the proffered chair. He wasn't merely weary, either, but somewhat surprised to be soooo worn considering the previous off-day. "That's what I was thinking, I thought we were going to be fresh!" At which the seat creaked again as Ducre settled in.
August 15, 2009
Routine pads practices do feature good contact, or what Coach Dan Mullen calls ‘thud tempo' play. A scrimmage? Ahhh, that's another matter. "You get to see who makes plays on both sides of the ball, and tackling," the coach smiles.
August 12, 2009
The camp-calendar is short, and the to-do list still long. Which is why Coach Dan Mullen spent much of Tuesday's practice pushing the Bulldogs for ever-more efforts. "These are huge practices," he said as Mississippi State began the final week of spring with a two-and-a-half hour session. "I thought our guys came out and played well today, and continued what I want to see."
April 14, 2009
Just in case anyone had forgotten, Coach Sylvester Croom called a Monday morning, pre-classes, team meeting to remind them. "Our 24 hour period is up, Vanderbilt is over and done with." In other words, the Bulldogs are back to game-week work today and all—all—attention must turn to Tennessee. Game time in Knoxville this Saturday evening is 7:00et, with pay-per-view telecast only.
October 13, 2008