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Post spring special teams review

Both Devon Bell (holding) and Westin Graves (kicking) are battling for Mississippi State's vacant kicker spot. (Mississippi State)

Mississippi State’s special teams took a hit during the offseason when kicker Evan Sobiesk announced that he was leaving the program in order to attend dental school. Sobiesk’s move left the competition with senior Devon Bell and walk-ons Westin Graves

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Bell on Ray Guy Award watch list

Mississippi State’s Devon Bell was placed on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation’s top punter. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior from Vicksburg has played in 36 games for the Bulldogs over the last

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Five Bulldogs earn preseason honors from Steele

Phil Steele‘s annual Preseason All-American and All-SEC teams were released Monday and featured five Mississippi State products. Senior quarterback Dak Prescott was selected as a third team All-American and first team All-SEC selection while junior defensive tackle Chris Jones was

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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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Tuesday practice notes

Safety Brandon Wells has transferred to Pearl River Community College. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State held its first spring practice on Tuesday, which was a day earlier than scheduled due to inclement weather expected on Wednesday. Here are a few notes I jotted down while I was at practice… Today’s practice was only

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Saturday bowl practice notes

Sophomore safety Kivon Coman has a pass break-up during Saturday's practice. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State had a quick turnaround after practicing Friday evening and was back at work early Saturday morning. It was the Bulldogs third practice in preparation for the Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech. Here are a few notes I jotted

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Logan’s heroes: UT Martin

Dak Prescott, Deantae Glover

After each win, Logan Lowery of the Daily Journal recognizes several players and a coach that had outstanding performances and played a major role in Mississippi State’s victory. Check out who his offensive, defensive, special teams, freshman and coach of the week

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Monday with Mullen

Dan Mullen, Will Redmond

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen held his weekly press conference on Monday to discuss the top-ranked Bulldogs win over Arkansas and preview their homecoming game against  UT-Martin. The following is a transcript of Mullen’s time at the podium. Opening Statement: “Looking back,

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Monday with Mullen

Dan Mullen

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen met with the media Monday to review the Bulldogs 48-31 win over Texas A&M  and preview the upcoming matchup against second-ranked Auburn. Here’s a transcript of Mullen’s weekly press conference… Below is a transcript

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Walk-on kicker McGrath leaves MSU

Walk-on kicker J.J. McGrath has left the MSU football team. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Kicker J.J. McGrath has left the Mississippi State football team. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound left-footer walked on after transferring in from Michigan where he redshirted as a true freshman last fall. McGrath went through fall camp with the Bulldogs and was

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Bell and Sobiesk seeking consistency

Last season both Devon Bell and Evan Sobiesk struggled with consistency kicking field goals. Now with Bell’s focusing solely on punting and kicking off, Sobiesk is continuing his quest to become the Bulldogs placekicker. Both special teams players spoke about

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