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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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Post spring receivers review

Junior De'Runnya Wilson returns as Mississippi State's top receiver from 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Lytle)

Mississippi State not only returns the Southeastern Conference’s top quarterback in Dak Prescott but also has one of the league’s deepest receiving corps coming back. The Bulldogs did lose Jameon Lewis and Robert Johnson and had Jamoral Graham move to

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Three Bulldogs to play in USA College Football Bowl

C.J. Duncan, Christian Holmes

Wide receiver Robert Johnson, tight end Brandon Hill and linebacker Christian Holmes will represent Mississippi State in the 21st annual USA College Football Bowl at 1 p.m. today at Newell Stadium in Jackson. Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 210-pounder, started 27 of his 46 career games. He caught 69 passes for

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Sunday bowl practice notes

Brandon Holloway returned two kickoffs for touchdowns during Sunday's practice. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

There was a big crowd on hand at today’s open practice. Fans took advantage of the nice weather and turned out by the hundreds to watch Mississippi State prepare for the Orange Bowl. Here are a few things I jotted

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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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Johnson on pace for career year

In this morning’s Daily Journal I wrote a feature on Mississippi State senior wide receiver Robert Johnson. In addition to the story, check out what Johnson had to say when interviewed by reporters about the Bulldogs upcoming game against Texas

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Postgame interviews: UAB

Mississippi State improved to 2-0 with a 47-34 victory over UAB on Saturday. Following the game, junior cornerback Taveze Calhoun, sophomore tight end Gus Walley, senior defensive end Preston Smith, senior wide receiver Robert Johnson and junior running back Josh

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Coordinators speak at MSU Media Day

Mississippi State co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzales interviewed for the head coaching job at Colorado State. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Co-offensive coordinators Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy along with defensive coordinator Geoff Collins met with the media Saturday at Mississippi State’s annual on-campus media day. The trio broke down their respective sides of the ball as well as their individual

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Post spring wide receivers review

Jameon Lewis returns as the Bulldogs leading receiver in 2013. (AP Photo/Jay Sailors)

The wide receivers got in a lot of work this spring. It wasn’t just in the spring game that there were a lot of balls in the air. Mississippi State’s quarterbacks passed the ball a bunch at practices this spring

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Thursday practice notes

Nick Griffin and the Bulldogs practiced on the grass practice field on Thursday afternoon. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi State practiced on grass for the first time this spring. With two of its four practice fields under construction, the Bulldogs worked on the grass field closest to the softball field and tennis courts. It is the first time

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Tuesday practice notes

John Harris had another strong practice on Tuesday. (Logan Lowery/ Daily Journal)

After holding four practices in each of the first two weeks of spring, Mississippi State will conduct three practices each of the next two weeks and hold one closed practice following the spring game on April 12. In the injury

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