By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State holds its first full scrimmage of the spring drills at 9 a.m. today, and coach Dan Mullen is eager to get a better feel of what his team can do.
Following Friday’s practice, MSU’s sixth of the spring and fourth in full gear, the second-year coach said the installation process was nearly complete. Today’s scrimmage, he hopes, will be a bridge from installation to application.
“When you do controlled situations like this, you don’t feel any impact of any plays,” Mullen said. “You don’t feel the impact of a turnover, you don’t feel the impact as much of a sack. You don’t feel the impact of a long pass or a long run.
“I think in a scrimmage situation, in a game situation, you’re going to feel that more.”
Key players who could miss today’s scrimmage include defensive lineman Josh Boyd (ankle), tailback Montrell Conner (knee), and tight end Thomas Webb (toe).
The scrimmage is open to current MSU students, Bulldog Club members and the media.