By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State liked its quarterback situation heading into last season. The Bulldogs returned fifth-year senior Tyler Russell as the starter and had a talented backup in Dak Prescott. The plan was to alternate both signal callers throughout games. However, that idea had to be scrapped when the duo […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – During the spring, Mississippi State had both of its starting defensive tackles out of action. Seniors P.J. Jones and Kaleb Eulls were both held out of team drills while recovering from ankle and foot injuries. However, that time provided some of the Bulldogs’ younger interior defensive linemen to […]

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alabama and LSU both placed 11 players on the coaches’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC teams released on Thursday had representatives from all 14 teams and half of them had seven or more selections. • All-SEC selections The Crimson Tide placed eight on the first-team, including Christion Jones as both […]

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Every Thursday. the hosts of the weekday Supertalk Mississippi show “Head to Head” will answer a question exclusively for Daily Journal readers. Oxford native Richard Cross is also part of the new SEC Network broadcast team, while Matt Wyatt is former MSU quarterback and the color man for Bulldogs’ football broadcasts. Email your questions to […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State lost its top tailback, LaDarius Perkins, to the NFL, and Derrick Milton transferred to McNeese State. Yet the Bulldogs do not seem to be worried about their running game at all. Quarterback Dak Prescott returns as the team’s leading rusher. But MSU also has a bevy […]

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Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State linebacker DeAndre Ward made national headlines earlier this week when a video of him receiving a scholarship during a team meeting went viral. Ward spoke with the media on Wednesday about the emotional experience and what the aftermath has been like in motivating him to work even harder. MSU […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Mississippi State returns three veteran defensive ends with plenty of playing experience. Preston Smith is back for his senior campaign along with junior Ryan Brown and sophomore A.J. Jefferson. Now the Bulldogs are in search of a fourth defensive end to complete the rotation. “Preston Smith, Ryan Brown […]

By Logan Lowery Daily Journal STARKVILLE – Enduring two-a-days during training camp a month before the opening game can get repetitive. Mississippi State found a way to break-up the monotony with a few outside-the-box activities. Friday night, during the Bulldogs’ regularly scheduled team meeting, a special guest arrived. Cornerbacks coach Deshea Townsend secretly snuck in […]

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Renovations continue on Davis Wade Stadium before the start of Mississippi State's football season.

STARKVILLE When I moved to Starkville in 2006 upon graduating from college to start covering Mississippi State athletics, the Bulldogs were well behind the rest of the Southeastern Conference from a facilities standpoint. But the job done by aggressive athletic directors Greg Byrne and Scott Stricklin during that span have helped MSU catch up in […]