UPDATE: Miss. State to report secondary NCAA violation

JACKSON – Mississippi State will report what school officials consider a secondary violation of NCAA rules, stemming from former coach Jackie Sherrill’s participation in an April 10 football practice.

Athletic Department spokesman Joe Galbraith confirmed the action on Tuesday.

Sherrill, who was Mississippi State’s coach from 1991 to 2003, was invited to practice by new head coach Dan Mullen. Sherrill said he was there to consult the coaching staff, but was reportedly seen interacting with players during the workout.

NCAA rules allow for the use of consultants to train the coaching staff, but consultants are not allowed to interact with players unless they are counted as coaches.

There is a limit on the number of coaches allowed at practices.

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The Associated Press

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