Photographs by Associated Press
Mississippi State NCAA college coach Dan Mullen speaks during the Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Monday, July 17, 2017
Now that the Dak Prescott era is nearly 2 years removed, SEC insiders are wondering if the ship has sailed on Dan Mullen's best days at Mississippi State.
Sept. 2 Charleston Southern
Sept. 9 at Louisiana Tech
*Sept. 16 LSU
*Sept. 23 at Georgia
*Sept 30 at Auburn
Oct. 14 BYU
*Oct. 21 Kentucky
*Oct. 28 at Texas A&M
Nov. 4 UMass
*Nov. 11 Alabama
*Nov. 18 at Arkansas
*Nov. 23 Ole Miss
- SEC game
Mississippi State glance
Last season 6-7, 3-5 (tie 5th in SEC West)
Coach Dan Mullen (61-42 in 9th year at Mississippi State and overall)
Returning starters (14): Offense 7, Defense 6, Specialty 1
Key returning players S Brandon Bryant, QB Nick Fitzgerald, WR Donald Gray, LB Leo Lewis, OL Martinas Rankin, RB Aeris Williams
SEC West title scenario The Bulldogs have a big overhaul in progress on defense for new coordinator Todd Grantham, do not have many running threats beyond quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and a mostly new corps of receivers. Many factors would have to fall into place for State to win its first SEC West title.
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