September 24, 2010

Saulsberry soaking it all in

Quentin Saulsberry is beginning his third season as a starter on Mississippi State's offensive line and second under the tutelage of John Hevesy.

The junior has started 27 straight games for the Bulldogs and credits Hevesy for molding him into a complete player capable of playing every position on the line.

Saulsberry redshirted his first season in Starkville and started all 12 games as a true freshman under former offensive line coach J.B. Grimes. But when Hevesy was brought in following the hire of Dan Mullen that's when the 6-foot-2, 305-pounder's career began to really take shape.

"It was a good change and I truly appreciate it," Saulsberry said. "I don't tell (Hevesy) this but I want to thank him for everything that he has done for us. He's done a lot. He came in and taught us the right way of doing things. He always tells us to take football as a job and not just go out there and have fun on Saturday nights. You've got a job and you have to go out there and do your job."

A position coach is not the only change Saulsberry has went through during his MSU career. He made 12 starts at right tackle in 2008 and earned the past 15 starting calls at right guard. Saulsberry is also serving as the Bulldogs backup center as well.

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