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Monday Bulldog Football Notebook

Monday Bulldog Football Notebook

So much for getting a head start on his own private scouting report. Most of his coaches were watching the Auburn-Utah State game as it played out on television. Same for a good portion of the player roster. But not Vick Ballard. He wasn't tuned-in to that channel Saturday. "Because we don't get too many weekends off. I wanted to relax!"

Then again if any Bulldog earned a day away from football for his opening game efforts, it was Ballard. The Mississippi State tailback dominated Thursday evening's affair in Memphis, piling up a personal-best 166 yards worth of rushing to kick off the senior season. Not only that, Ballard scored three rushing touchdowns…meaning he picked up exactly where he finished 2010. As in, tied for the...

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