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'Dogs Say "It's About Time" For Camp To Start

Just about everyone else has had a turn with these guys. Officials have accepted academic criteria; doctors have approved for participation the bodies. Trainers have prepared, managers equipped, and publicists printed. Now, finally, the Bulldogs are being handed over to their coaches as pre-season camp opens. "It's about that time," said senior safety Derek Pegues.

Mississippi State ran through some Saturday formalities of reporting in preparation for Sunday's official, and on-field, start to practices. And when Coach Sylvester Croom prepares, he means business as exemplified by an afternoon team gathering in the Shira Center that lasted almost 90 minutes. "And we didn't talk any football,"' Croom said. Instead the session focused entirely on what even the... Recommended Stories

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