In its third week of preseason drills, Mississippi State still has plenty of job openings.
The Bulldogs focused on the passing game during Wednesday night’s session, which means incumbent quarterback Tyson Lee and the improving Chris Relf continued to battle it out for the starting job. That’s one of many positions still up for grabs.
“There’s still a lot of moving around going on right now,” head coach Dan Mullen said. “I don’t think anybody’s fit into any place – freshmen or seniors, nobody’s fit into a place yet for another two weeks.”
Freshman quarterback Tyler Russell was out for the second straight day with tonsillitis, while defensive lineman Trevor Stigers was sidelined by an illness.
Freshman receiver Chad Bumphis of Tupelo is out with a sprained foot. Mullen said Tuesday that Bumphis likely won’t practice again until game-week preparations begin for the Sept. 5 season opener against Jackson State.
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