August 21, 2012

Mullen works with receivers on Tuesday

After a two day layoff Mississippi State got back to work Tuesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs took a break with the start of the fall semester but returned to the practice fields following classes.

"I was disappointed in some of the younger guys," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "You could just see the maturity factor. I don't know if the older guys grinded through that couple day break but they knew what they were doing so they picked right up with what they were doing and it showed. You could see the younger guys were a little sluggish. They were exhausted, they were tired. They shut it down and it showed today."

Noticeably absent from Tuesday's practice was wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando, who resigned late Sunday for personal reasons. Without a position coach in place currently, it was Mullen himself who assumed that role.

However that will be just for the immediate future as he hopes to have a new plan in place by the end of the week.

"We have an immediate plan, a short term plan and a long term plan," Mullen said. "The short term and long term I'm still working on. In the immediate plan, I coached the receivers today. I'm going to have a short term plan figured out by the end of the week. The short term plan and the long term plan could be a combo plan. A short term fix turns into a long term fix or a short term fix that runs until the end of the season. We'll see over the next couple of weeks."

Mullen also mentioned that it was "possible" Mirando could return to his position in the future.

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