Weather runs MSU inside, alters practice agenda

By Paul Jones/Special to the Journal

STARKVILLE – For the second time in three days, stormy weather forced Mississippi State to make adjustments in training camp. But unlike Tuesday’s delay outside, the Bulldogs were forced indoors at the Palmeiro Center on Thursday morning.
“Just going indoors, we took out a couple of kicking things we were gonna do outside,” said head coach Dan Mullen. “We wanted to make sure we had the full field and right film to watch for that after practice. So that is really all we changed.
“Anything we needed to make sure we were outside for today, I just bumped back to the afternoon and just moved one thing up to balance the practice times.”
The Bulldogs will still have one more installation day in training camp, said Mullen, and that will be later today. With the veteran players on the team, it is usually a quick learning curve with the new twists and turns on both sides of the ball.
“With the older guys it goes pretty quick,” Mullen said. “They kind of know it, so you’re looking for them to take that step of how they are utilizing it and how they are managing it and how they are applying their fundamentals out there on the field. So that’s what you look for.”
While MSU did battle wet weather, it was still able to get in some special teams work, and Mullen said it was better than what he saw earlier in the week.
“We did PATs and field goals today,” he said. “We did a bunch of them today, and we were good, and I think we missed one in the whole practice today. So it was better and improved and just getting back into the rhythm for those guys and the rhythm of the season.”