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Mullen talks Tigers

Dan Mullen is 1-3 against Auburn. (AP File Photo)

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen joined the media on the SEC Coaches’ Teleconference for seven minutes this morning to discuss the Bulldogs league opener against Auburn this weekend. Here is a transcript of his appearance… Opening Statement: Mullen: “It’s

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Townsend Hired as Cornerbacks Coach

Mississippi State has hired a cornerbacks coach. Deshea Townsend, who starred at South Panola High School and spent 13 years in the NFL, has been chosen to fill the vacancy left by Melvin Smith. Townsend made the news known this morning

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David Turner Hired as Defensive Line Coach

David Turner is returning to Mississippi State and once again will coach the defensive line. Head coach Dan Mullen confirmed via text message this morning that Turner, who coached MSU’s defensive line from 2007-09, has been hired to coach that position

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Video: Bulldogs Back on the Practice Field

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Mississippi State has resumed Gator Bowl practices, hitting the field at the University of North Florida a little before 10 a.m. local time. Lot of goose dung on the field, but that didn’t seem to deter the

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Auburn Hires Melvin Smith

Melvin Smith, who coached Mississippi State’s cornerbacks, has been hired by new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. The hire was first reported by Auburn Undercover. Smith began his second stint at MSU in 2006, coaching defensive backs, then was given the

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Egg Bowl Pregame: Bulldogs, Rebels Set for ‘Super Bowl of Mississippi’

Egg Bowl: No. 25 MSU (8-3, 4-3 SEC) at Ole Miss (5-6, 2-5), 6 p.m., ESPNU (Clay Matvick play-by-play, Matt Stinchcomb analyst, Allison Williams sideline), XM 193, Sirius 149. ––––– Mississippi State’s seniors are going for the sweep today. The Bulldogs

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Arkansas-MSU Pregame: Seniors Seek Big Send-Off

Today’s game: Arkansas (4-6, 2-4 SEC) at MSU (7-3, 3-3), 11:21 a.m., SEC Network (Dave Neal play-by-play, Andre Ware analyst, Cara Capuano analyst), XM 202, Sirius 117. ––––– MSU will recognize 25 seniors today, and many of them were part of the 2009

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Press Conference Videos: Koenning, Brewster, Smith

We caught up with a few MSU assistant football coaches today. I’ve got videos of three of ‘em, so please enjoy offensive coordinator Les Koenning, receivers coach Tim Brewster and cornerbacks coach Melvin Smith.

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Game Day Eve: Bulldogs Try to Solve McCarron

This week’s game: No. 13 MSU (7-0, 3-0 SEC) at No. 1 Alabama (7-0, 4-0), Saturday, 7:30 p.m., ESPN (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe) ––––– There are a lot of things MSU needs to do well to beat Alabama, and

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Tennessee-MSU Pregame: Bulldogs Seek Respect, Bowl Eligibility

Today’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), 8:11 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore play-by-play, Matt Millen analyst, Allison Williams sideline), XM 197, Sirius 128. ––––– If you caught today’s GameDay section, then you saw my story about MSU

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Game Day Eve: Fencing In the Vols

This week’s game: Tennessee (3-2, 0-2 SEC) at No. 19 MSU (5-0, 2-0), Saturday, 8 p.m., ESPN2 (Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Allison Williams) ––––– Tennessee is gonna throw, throw, throw the ball, then throw it some more. Sure, the Volunteers will

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