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Veteran leadership: MSU cornerbacks lean heavily on experience

August 7, 2014

Mississippi State defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) breaks up a pass intended for Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans last season. (AP file photo)

Coach Deshea Townsend and his cornerbacks have come a long way since the spring of 2013.
Townsend became the Mississippi State cornerbacks coach the winter before that spring, and he had a mountain to climb. The Bulldogs just lost Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay, two of the better corners in the Southeastern Conference, to the NFL Draft.
He had more youth than veteran leadership.
This year, that's not the case.
"Like I said last year, reps are our best friend, and we got a lot of those during the season," Townsend said. "I think our guys understand what my expectations (are), they understand what I like to see and the effort that we look for in our group."

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