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Ballard Picking Up Paces In First Spring

It's not known specifically if, in his semester's lineup of coursework, Vick Ballard is taking any foreign language classes. Nor does it matter. Because every day of this spring the Bulldog running back is learning to savvy an entirely new lingo. Call it ‘Mullenese 2010'.

"The plays were the same in junior college," said Ballard. "But the terminology was easier. It wasn't as complicated as this is!" Nor is it a tongue any Bulldog can really expect to master over just one semester's instruction. Give Ballard and other spring newcomers credit though as they attempt to get up to spring-speed during Mississippi State's ongoing practices. 2010 camp resumes Thursday...

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