August 8, 2012

Defensive backs shine on Wednesday

Mississippi State began their first two-a-day practices at South Farm Wednesday morning going full pads for the first session.

It was the defensive backs who stole the show according to head coach Dan Mullen. The Bulldogs have four senior defensive backs in Johnthan Banks, Corey Broomfield, Darius Slay and Louis Watson that all impressed Mullen during the midweek practice.

"The DB's had a really good day today," Mullen said. "Just the experience and especially as you get going they're guys that have experience. A couple of guys made some nice interceptions, breaking up balls, and overall. You like John Banks' leadership, and the maturity that a Corey Broomfield and Louis Watson have. I like seeing that out there at practice. When you have seniors out there it's pretty good."

"I thought (Slay) was good. Slay is a guy who has a chance to be a really good player now that he's in the program. I think the thing that hurt him last year obviously was getting in so late. And then the young guys, there is some talent at the young DB's. And the great thing is they're watching the older guys perform and how they're doing it. I think that is going to help them a lot to improve quickly."

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