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Pollard, Bulldogs Begin Pre-Spring Program

Pollard, Bulldogs Begin Pre-Spring Program

Coach Ben Pollard apologizes for the raspy tone of talk. "My voice is recovering today," he confesses. Specifically, from his first day of hands-on work as Mississippi State's strength coach. And if this is the result of one date on the job… "After the first three week's I'm probably going to be voice-less! Because we're going to be teaching the entire time."

Pollard's particularly brand of teaching began January 16 with the first phase of Bulldog off-season strength training running through late February and the start of 2007 spring practices. If the voice is entirely gone by then, well, this new member of Coach Sylvester Croom's staff will find a way to get the message across and the word done. This literally is what he lives and works for. "I had a...

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