April 2, 2010

Bulldogs prepare for first scrimmage

Mississippi State held one final tune up before their first big scrimmage of the spring.

The Bulldogs hit the practice fields Friday in helmets and shoulder pads working for two and a half hours before retiring to the Shira Complex for meetings.

"The school is closed right now and it was great for us to be able to get out here on the practice field a little earlier than normal today," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We finished up earlier so we can go in and clean up some of the things we practiced today to get ready for the scrimmage in the morning."

Mullen will run his team through its first full fledge scrimmage Saturday morning, something he is looking forward to seeing how the players react.

"I want to see guys play the game," Mullen said. "When you are doing controlled situations like this you don't feel the impact of anything. You don't feel the impact of a turnover. You don't feel the impact of a sack. You don't feel the effect of a long pass or a long run. I think in a scrimmage or a game situation you are going to feel that more."

Saturday's scrimmage will wrap up State's second week of spring practice and will be their seventh of the NCAA's mandated 15 allotted practices.

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