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Shumpert still has high expectations

Former Itawamba AHS standout Ashton Shumpert started five games in the backfield for the Bulldogs this past fall. (AP Photo/L.G Patterson)

Expectations were high for Ashton Shumpert when he signed with Mississippi State in 2013. Shumpert was a four-star running back and the Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year out of Itawamba AHS. The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder played immediately upon arriving in

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Monday with Mullen

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen, left, argues a call with referee Ken Williamson during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech in Starkville, Miss., on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen held his weekly press conference on Monday to discuss the Bulldogs’ 45-20 home win over Louisiana Tech and preview their game against Kentucky. Opening Statement: “It’s good for us to get back into conference play

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Northwestern State preview

Mississippi State’s fourth quarter rally fell short against LSU last week when Devon Bell‘s 52-yard field goal sailed right in a 21-19 loss. The Bulldogs get a break from conference play this week hosting Northwestern State at 3 p.m. today

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Monday with Mullen

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen reacts to a call during the second half of the NCAA college football game against LSU in Starkville, MS on Sat., Sept 12, 2015, LSU won 21-19.  (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen held his weekly press conference on Monday to discuss the Bulldogs’ 21-19 SEC-opening loss to LSU and upcoming game against Northwestern State. Opening statement … “Our prayers go to everybody at Delta State. That is always

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Monday with Mullen

Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen answers questions from reporters about the upcoming season, during media day, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen held his weekly press conference on Monday to discuss the Bulldogs’ season opener at Southern Miss. Opening Statement “We are excited getting ready to start the season. You work hard for these moments and

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MSU Media Day: Ashton Shumpert

Mississippi State junior Ashton Shumpert speaks about taking over the duties at running back this season and how he played down the stretch last year.

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MSU Media Day: Dan Mullen

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen breaks down his team during the MSU’s on-campus media day on Friday. Opening Statement “We’re excited. This is one of the best times of the year. We’re excited to be back out there on

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Shumpert selected for Doak Walker watch list

Mississippi State junior Ashton Shumpert was one of 69 running backs selected to the Doak Walker Award watch list on Thursday. Shumpert, a 6-foot-2, 218-pounder from Fulton, appeared in a dozen games for the Bulldogs last season including two starts.

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Post spring running back review

Ashton Shumpert rushed for 274 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Losing a 1,000-yard back like Josh Robinson would cripple the ground game for some teams. Mississippi State however might even be better running the football next fall. Greg Knox coached a quartet of tailbacks that were effectively toting the ball this

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Thursday practice notes

The Bulldogs went to senior tight end Darrion Hutcherson a lot inside the 10-yard line on Thursday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal).

Mississippi State held its 10th practice of the spring on Thursday in front of 350-plus area high school coaches for Day 1 of the annual MSU coaches clinic. Most of the day was spent on working on goal line situations

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Friday practice notes

Wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales observes Fred Ross going through a cone drill. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State held its second spring practice on Friday afternoon and like the first it was conducted in shells and shorts. The Bulldogs will don pads for the first time on Tuesday. I missed the first part of practice while

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