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Bulldogs Shift Focus to Opening Week

Bulldogs Shift Focus to Opening Week

Practice is over. Now it's time to play a game.<P> That's the evaluation from Coach Sylvester Croom as Mississippi State wraps up the preseason and turns total attention to the real season. A week from now everything Bulldogs do on a field counts on the statistics sheet and the scoreboard.<P> And it's about time, the coach thinks. "I think our players are looking forward to it. I think they're tired of hitting each other."

A few minutes after 5:00 p.m. next Saturday the Dogs will get to make full contact with someone else, as Tulane will be on the opposing sideline and Green Wavers on the opposite side of the line. Line of scrimmage that is. The players' anticipation arises from more than natural excitement about playing an opponent, too. Croom indicates that his team now needs to put all they have practiced...

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