By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
Less than two weeks before the season opener, Mississippi State is without a wide receivers coach.
Angelo Mirando, after one year on the job, resigned Sunday night due to “unforeseen personal issues,” he said in a statement from the school. He added, “I want to stress that these issues are personal. I look forward to pursuing other opportunities in the future.”
Mirando was an offensive graduate assistant for one year at Florida before following Dan Mullen to MSU after the 2008 season. When Mark Hudspeth left to take the UL-Lafayette head post in December of 2010, Mirando coached the receivers during Gator Bowl prep and was then promoted to the full-time position.
Mirando, 26, did not return a call seeking comment.
MSU opens the 2012 season Sept. 1 versus Jackson State.
“We’ll take some time to evaluate what our next steps will be with that staff position,” Mullen said, “but I’m confident in our veteran group of wide receivers and know they’ll be focused and ready to go Sept. 1.”