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Bulldogs Excited Over Re-Contracted Coach

Bulldogs Excited Over Re-Contracted Coach

Considering that he was one of the first prospects to throw his lot in with the new coach, it was fitting that Chad Bumphis was also among the first to learn his coach is, well, still his coach, as Dan Mullen and athletic director Scott Stricklin came to a formal contract extension Thursday morning. "He grabbed me in the hotel and told me about it," Bumphis related.

Thus it fell to sophomore wideout Bumphis to relay word to the rest of Mississippi State's squad as they prepared for one of the final Gator Bowl practices. Even after the Thursday afternoon session, on the campus of North Florida, ended Bumphis wasn't sure if everyone had gotten the word. But he was entirely certain how all would respond. "Yeah, we're pretty excited about it, because of what he...

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