Naturally runners, throwers, and catchers need knowing how Mississippi State's offense operates. What few appreciate is just how thoroughly the big boys up front are required to understand the entire scheme. Just ask Phillip Freeman, who says Bulldog blockers now know so much about the new spread system "I feel like we're five quarterbacks…that are just really fat!"
August 20, 2009
The preseason pace picked up for Mississippi State as Coach Dan Mullen put the Bulldogs in full pads, lined them up in a variety of unit and team drills, and told them to hit hard or be hit harder. It paid off in an energetic, if not always efficient Friday practice on the fifth day of camp.
August 7, 2009
Even if it was just the third day of preseason, Coach Dan Mullen saw a sharp point needed making. "The drill wasn't going how I think it needed to go, so I made sure we got it done the right way," he explained. So he called an abrupt halt to a 7-on-7 passing/coverage period; put not just the guilty parties but the entire team on one sideline; and let them run a couple of gassers.
August 5, 2009