By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State’s spring practices rolled right along without Michael Hunt.
The linebacker, a rising junior, has left the team, according to head coach Dan Mullen.
“Didn’t like to play football any more,” Mullen said following Tuesday’s practice. “Lost his love of the game.”
Wilson made 21 tackles last season for MSU and was expected to be in the mix this year at a position that lost all three starters.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was also absent Tuesday, but that’s because he was back home dealing with a family issue, Mullen said.
As for the practice itself – the third of the spring – the Bulldogs wore pads for the first time and worked on running plays and play-action. They’re off today then practice Thursday before being off two weeks for spring break.
“Thursday, we’ll scrimmage a little bit and do some live tackling stuff,” Mullen said. “It’ll be a pretty physical day.”