April 16, 2009

Bulldogs undergo final practice in pads

Mississippi State still has one more practice left before Saturday's spring game but for the most part the Bulldogs concluded contact drills on Thursday.

MSU worked for around two and a half hours in full gear and concluded the practice with a full contact scrimmage.

"Today was a day where we wanted to finish up strong," said head coach Dan Mullen. "We started off good in the individual stuff at the beginning of practice and then wrapped up with a little scrimmage here at the end. It was good. The defense came out and played real well today. The offense was a little too streaky for my liking. I'd like to see a little more consistent play out of the offense."

The offense had drawn praise from the first year head coach in recent practices but inconsistencies on Thursday had him changing his tune.

"The offense was just good and bad," Mullen said. "When you get herky-jerky you get out of a rhythm. You get a 20-yard play and then you get a sack the next play. You just can't do that. That makes it tough. Offensively you want to stay in a rhythm so if you hit a big play, you want to come back continually moving the ball forward. Those are things we just have to address and clean up."

On Friday morning the team will be divided in half as the player draft takes place in preparation for Saturday's spring game. Guest coaches Bud Thompson and Richard Adkerson will be in charge of selecting players for their respective teams. Thompson will coach the Maroon team while Adkerson will be in charge of the white squad.

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