Good luck to all you students starting class today at Mississippi State. Ah, college, where social cliques disappear and education, above all else, takes priority for all. ... Haha, OK, couldn't say that with a straight face. Because football season is just 12 days away for MSU, and ain't nobody writing about Biology 101.
The Bulldogs aren't practicing today because of the term's arrival, nor did they practice Sunday. But they'll get back to work Tuesday with an eye towards Sept. 1 and Jackson State. Scout team stuff will begin this week, and coaches will try to start settling on who can play and who will start.
MSU will resume practice without the services of receivers coach Angelo Mirando, who resigned suddenly yesterday due to "unforeseen personal issues" (CLICK HERE). We should find out Tuesday exactly how head coach Dan Mullen plans to manage the receiving corps this fall. Five MSU coaches, including Mullen, have coached receivers at some point during their respective careers.
• Also in today's Journal is an opinion offering from yours truly (CLICK HERE), in which I examine some bad trends that must be broken if MSU hopes to have a special season. It all ultimately hinges on that Auburn game in Week 2, doesn't it? I won't make any predictions (yet), but I can reasonably foresee eight or nine wins for the Bulldogs.