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Linebackers Setting Up Opening Game Rotations

Linebackers Setting Up Opening Game Rotations

There has to be a depth chart for the convenience of fans, of media, of players themselves and to some extent even coaches. After all somebody has to take the first practice snaps. Still there was bound to be a game-week buzz about Mississippi State putting a first-time player at middle linebacker to open the 2012 season.

A good buzz, too. Because Benardrick McKinney has earned this opportunity. "He's going to be a really good player," Coach Geoff Collins said. "I think people watching are going to be reminded of K.J. Wright, who I think was a pretty good player here too!" Now that is quite a comparison, and compliment, for Mississippi State linebacker's coach to offer. It also provides proof why redshirt... Recommended Stories

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