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Mississippi State continues to march through spring football and for the roughly 200 prospects on hand for Junior Day, they saw the Bulldog offense go to the air.
Tyler Russell and Dak Prescott made the throws they needed to make while the veteran receivers took advantage of the defense, scoring touchdowns along the way.
âI like what I see in scoring touchdowns, but I donât like what the defense did in the redzone,â said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. âAt times, the offense looked really good and when it didnât look really good, it looked really bad. When you get into game situations these negative plays can be really game changers so weâve got to clean up the consistency part and keep the big plays.ââ¨
During spring football, coaches will say the defense typically out-performs the offense, but not this time around.
âUsually when you get into the first scrimmage you see that the defense is ahead of the offense, but I think our experience on offense really balances that out a little bit,â said Mullen.
Arceto Clark and Brandon Heavens made acrobatic catches and displayed the propensity make people miss as they put on a show for the offense.
âAll of the receivers are making some really good catches,â said Russell. âAll I have to do is throw it to an area and theyâll be there.â¨â
We spent a lot of time in the offseason putting in some passing plays and weâve really got it down to some plays that we can execute.ââ¨Mullen credits Russell for acting his age and leading the offense.â¨
âTyler, Iâm real pleased with his attitude toward the game,â he said. âYou know, when you have an older quarterback, you want him to come out and play that way on the field."
â¨Prescott, on the other hand, is making plays and feeling his way through the process.
âDak is getting a lot of reps right now and heâs a pretty competitive guy and I like what Iâm seeing out of him,â Mullen said. âHe takes it so personally when he makes mistakes. We know he can make plays now he just needs to manage the offense too.â
â¨The one area many were concerned about heading into spring camp was the offensive line. At this point, the line is still a work in progress but Mullen likes the pieces he has to work with.
âIt is just the little things with them and it is a long time before they have to play,â Mullen said. âIâve seen some progress, but obviously we are going to have to see accelerated progress from them if we want to be successful this fall.â
â¨The Bulldogs return to the practice field Tuesday afternoon in the neighborhood of 4:30 p.m. with the public welcome to attend.View more articles in: