March 31, 2009

Bulldogs showing improvement

Mississippi State began week two of spring football on Tuesday with their second practice in full pads.

The Bulldogs worked out for two hours and concluded the day working on two-minute drills during their scrimmage session.

"Our guys came out and practiced hard today and are slowly getting it," said MSU head coach Dan Mullen. "We've got to stay healthy. We've got some guys dinged up right now. I think we were going to have to put an ad in the school newspaper or go watch some intramural football to find some wide receivers. We've only got two practicing right now and it's hard to run a spread offense with two wide receivers on the roster."

One of those two wideouts that is fully healthy is true freshman Cameron Lawrence. Mullen felt it was necessary to move the former three-star recruit to receiver because of depth concerns after he practiced last week as the No. 3 quarterback.

"We had to move him," Mullen said of Lawrence. "He's one of the two that's practicing right now. When you have a high school senior quarterback out here and he's a starting wide receiver, it makes it rough duty."

The offensive line coached by John Hevesy drew some praise from Mullen at the conclusion of practice.

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