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Ray Asking Bulldogs For Faster Starts

Ray Asking Bulldogs For Faster Starts

He's heard the encouraging comments about his team's second-half showing Saturday, and that's fine…as far as it goes. Which is not far enough for the coach. "I'm not happy," Rick Ray said. "We have to give ourselves a chance to win ball games."

Meaning, for Mississippi State to have any reasonable shot at success this season means staying away from big comeback situations. Because in all losses they have gone to the halftime locker room with a double-digit deficit. It is well-and good for the Bulldogs (2-5) to demonstrate second-half resilience, Ray agrees. It would be even better to show some first-half firepower. "Not necessarily a...

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