By MICHAEL WARDLAW
Music City Bowl representative, Scott Ramsey, was on hand for Bulldog basketball where he presented Dan Mullen with a custom Takamine guitar and welcomed the Mississippi State fans to the Nashville bowl experience.
â€śThis is our 14th game so we havenâ€™t been around as long some of the games but I think there have been two key components,â€ť said Ramsey.Â â€śOne, we like to catch a team that feels like they won their way to our game and certainly the way State played against Ole Miss with that excitement in a rivalry game and at the same time teams that havenâ€™t been there before.
â€śI think the fans enjoy Nashville, Music City, not only the Christmas decorations but the music themes, our New Yearâ€™s Eve party, things like that are key pieces of the formula and this year I think weâ€™ve got them both.â€ť
Muniz out with injury
Mississippi State freshman offensive lineman, Archie Muniz, is recovering from ACL surgery, but is hopeful to return for spring practice.
The native of Houston, Tx., sat out the 2010 season as his redshirt season and is still awaiting his first action as a Bulldog.
Heavens taking time off
Sophomore receiver, Brandon Heavens, has taken time away from football to attend to personal issues MSU Head Coach Dan Mullen explained Tuesday evening.
Heavens has missed the past two practice sessions and his return isnâ€™t clear at the moment. On the season Heavens caught 10 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown.Â