November 10, 2011

The Bulldogs have their Day

Throughout the spring Dillon Day struggled with high snaps as a first-year center.

With several injuries and shuffling along the offensive line the redshirt freshman is now Mississippi State's starter at center but the learning process is still ongoing for Day.

"I guess I've been at center for about eight months now and really all I've got work on is my snapping," Day said. "You're really controlling the line, making the calls and telling everybody what to do. Once I get my snapping down I'll be good. It's right there and that's really all I have to focus on is snapping."

With the Bulldogs running every play out of the shotgun or pistol formation, there is no way for Day to hide his snapping deficiencies. Things have improved over time for Day but head coach Dan Mullen believes he can get even better.

"It's not enough, he still needs to work on (snapping) more," Mullen said. "If that's your skill then honestly you should be able to stand anywhere and hold up a finger and he should be able to hit it. That's your deal so hitting a guy (in the chest) should be simple. He's working on it but he's still got to get a lot better."

Day has played in all nine games for the Bulldogs this season and drawn five starts. Day began starting when Quentin Saulsberry was shifted to right guard following the season-ending injury to Tobias Smith in week three.

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