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SEC Media Days: Jay Hughes

Mississippi State senior safety Jay Hughes talked about his return to the gridiron from a season-ending Achilles injury at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Tuesday. (Video courtesy of the SEC) (Video by Brandon Speck)

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Back in the saddle again

I’m back in the Magnolia State after spending the past week in Tucson, Ariz., with my daughter for a much needed vacation. I think it’s gonna take a few days to adjust back to this time zone, especially after getting

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Tuesday practice notes

Defensive backs Jahmere Irvin-Sills (25), Will Redmond (2) and Cedric Jiles (13) sprint through a drill during Tuesday's spring practice at Mississippi State. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

Mississippi State held its first spring practice Tuesday afternoon in shells and shorts. There was a light scrimmage at the end but of course without pads on it was limited. I’ll have a full notebook in tomorrow morning’s paper but

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Monday bowl practice notes

Day four of Mississippi State’s Liberty Bowl practices is in the books. The Bulldogs worked for two hours Monday afternoon before film sessions and meetings to wrap up the day. Here are a few notes I jotted down in my

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Saturday bowl practice notes

Mississippi State worked for two hours on Saturday morning for its second bowl practice as graduation was going on simultaneously inside Humphrey Coliseum. Here are a few observations I jotted down in my handy dandy green notebook from this morning’s

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Monday with Mullen

For the third consecutive week Mississippi State will square off against an opponent ranked inside the top 14. The Bulldogs have lost two straight on the road to South Carolina and Texas A&M and return home to square off against

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Monday with Mullen

STARKVILLE – Saturday will mark just the 15th time that Mississippi State has met South Carolina on the gridiron. The Bulldogs had success early on in the series that started in 1992 by winning six of the first eight meetings.

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Sunday conversation with Dan Mullen

STARKVILLE – Dan Mullen is 4-0 against Kentucky since taking over at Mississippi State in 2009. Those battles have been decided by 14 points or less with three games taking place in Lexington. Thursday Bulldogs will host Kentucky for just

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Wednesday practice report

STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s second day of practice during the bye week ended with the entire 2013 freshman signing class getting an extra conditioning session after their teammates left the field with head coach Dan Mullen overseeing the proceedings. “I

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Sunday conversation with Dan Mullen

STARKVILLE – Dan Mullen held his weekly teleconference with the media Sunday afternoon following Mississippi State’s 51-7 win over Alcorn State. Up next for the Bulldogs will be their first conference test on the Plains against Auburn Saturday at 6

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Collins says defense has “a bad taste in their mouth”

STARKVILLE | Coming into last Saturday’s game Geoff Collins was concerned about Oklahoma State’s up-tempo offense and its potent passing attack. Although the defense played well in Collins’ debut as Mississippi State’s full-time defensive coordinator, the Bulldogs did struggle against

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