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Post spring linebacker review

Zach Jackson is the only senior linebacker for Mississippi State this season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State sent both Benardrick McKinney and Matthew Wells to the NFL and graduated Christian Holmes. The Bulldogs must be pretty barren at linebacker then right? Quite the opposite actually. MSU is stacked at the position for new defensive coordinator

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Video: Beniquez Brown

Mississippi State junior Beniquez Brown breaks down the changes in the Bulldogs’ defense this spring. Brown also talks taking on the role as the leader of the linebackers and defense overall.

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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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Tuesday practice notes

Junior quarterback Damian Williams practiced for the first time this spring on Tuesday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State conducted its ninth spring practice on Tuesday afternoon and first since its initial scrimmage last Friday. There were a lot of high school players on hand as both Gulfport and Columbus brought their entire teams to watch practice.

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Tuesday practice notes

De'Runnya Wilson and Joe Morrow work through wide receiver drills on Tuesday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State held its sixth spring practice on Tuesday and you could tell many players on the team are battling for spots. There were several players feeling feisty which led to a few scraps and tie ups and to me

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Saturday practice notes

Mississippi State quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson worked out alongside some of his signal callers during drills on Saturday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State finished its second week of spring practice on Saturday. It was the Bulldogs fifth session so far and also junior day, hosting dozens of high school recruits from around the country. Here are a few notes that I

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Friday practice notes

Redshirt freshman offensive tackle Elgton Jenkins won his 1-on-1 blocking drill on Friday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State held its fourth spring football practice on Friday, pushed back a day due to inclement weather on Thrusday. I missed parts of practice while working on men’s and women’s basketball but here are a few notes I jotted

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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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Postgame interviews: Orange Bowl

Mississippi State dropped a 49-34 decision to Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl on Wednesday night. The Daily Journal caught up with Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen along with wide receiver Fred Ross, quarterback Dak Prescott, linebackers Beniquez Brown and

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HDVideo: Beniquez Brown

Mississippi State sophomore linebacker Beniquez Brown talks about Deshea Townsend calling plays for the Orange Bowl. Brown also speaks on Georgia Tech’s triple option offense and what it’s like to be coached by former teammate Ferlando Bohanna.

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Postgame interviews: Alabama

Mississippi State dropped its first game of the season 25-20 at Alabama, ending a 12-game winning streak. The Daily Journal caught up with linebacker Beniquez Brown, running back Josh Robinson, quarterback Dak Prescott and cornerback Taveze Calhoun after the game

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