State's Croom disappointed in team's lack of execution

STARKVILLE- Get a grip.

That may be the message for Mississippi State's offense to ponder as the Bulldogs start their spring holiday.

MSU worked indoors for two hours at the Palmeiro Center on Friday, the Bulldogs' ninth spring drill. It was the third time in four practices the team was driven indoors by inclement weather.

Head coach Sylvester Croom continued to lament the lack of execution near the end of the workout, including fumbled quarterback-center exchanges and offsides penalties.

“Every time we have a fumble on a quarterback-center exchange or jump offsides the whole team” is going to be disciplined, Croom said. “We have to get that corrected because we cannot beat ourselves.”

The team worked out Friday without several members of its starting units.

“We have some of our defensive linemen hurt and we're down a couple of centers,” Croom said. “But it doesn't make any difference. If we had to line up and play a game, we'd line up and play who we've got.”

The team received positive news about the recovery of fullback Devon Edwards, injured during Thursday's practice. Edwards remains hospitalized in Memphis, but has motion in all of his extremities and is expected to have a full recovery.