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Secondary improvement

Mississippi State assistant coach Deshea Townsend discusses the weekly improvement from his cornerbacks. Townsend, who won a pair of Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, also talks about how he’s tried to help the Bulldogs handle success.

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The Bus meets the Bulldogs

Former NFL running back Jerome “the Bus” Bettis made a surprise visit to Mississippi State on Friday to speak to the team. The meeting was arranged by Bettis’ former teammate with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Deshea Townsend, who is now the

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Townsend talks cornerbacks

Former Super Bowl champion and Mississippi State cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend breaks down his group so far in training camp. Townsend talked about the leadership of Jamerson Love and Taveze Calhoun as well as where Will Redmond fits into the

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Post spring cornerbacks review

Aberdeen's Jamerson Love is the only senior corner on the Bulldogs roster. (Spruce Derden/ USA Today Sports)

The biggest question for me entering last season was at cornerback for Mississippi State. The Bulldogs were losing NFL second round picks Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay and also breaking in a coach to the college ranks for the first

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Heroin bust made on Townsend’s property

Deshea Townsend is entering his second season as Mississippi State's cornerbacks coach. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Two men were arrested as part of a large heroin bust in Mount Washington, Pa., Sunday night. Suspects Price Montgomery, 33, and James Perrin, 35, were apprehended by law enforcement and the DEA at a home owned by Mississippi State

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Wednesday practice notes

Houston's Chris Jones appears to have trimmed down some this spring. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

My practice notes are not nearly as expansive as on Day 1 but of course there was a lot to take in with position changes, guys recovering from injuries, etc… Practice was again in shells and shorts. I noticed during

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Countdown to Kickoff: 3 Days

We’re counting down to MSU’s season opener against Oklahoma State on Aug. 31, giving you a significant number to ponder as August trudges on. Today’s number is… ––––– 3. As most coaching staffs do, MSU had some turnover after last

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Videos: Smith, Perkins, Bell, Jackson, Townsend

STARKVILLE | I’ve got one more batch of videos to dump on you here from MSU’s football media day. Defensive end Preston Smith came in later on, after everyone else had left, so we spent a few moments with him talking

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Video: Deshea Townsend Says Competition Wide Open at Corner

STARKVILLE | We caught up with first-year cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend following today’s practice, which the first of two split-squad sessions today. Townsend talked about his group and the competition for starting jobs. MSU lost its two starters from last year

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Spring Practice: Bulldogs Pick Up Energy, Do Red Zone Work

Mississippi State cranked things up a little bit today during its fourth practice of the spring, and the last one before everyone took off for Easter weekend. It was the Bulldogs’ second day in pads, and they had some officials

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Gonzales Hiring Announced; Brewster, Sallach Take New Roles


Mississippi State has made official the hiring of Billy Gonzales as the new wide receivers coach. Gonzales, 41, joins the staff after one year at Illinois, where he coached receivers and held the title of co-offensive coordinator. He’s also coached at

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