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Heavens, Wideouts Making Spring Gains

Don't think any Bulldog receiver is glad to see #24 take his ground-pounding game to the pro level. Still the backfield's loss should open opportunity for this group's gain. Make that, gains. "You know, we don't have Anthony Dixon any more," Brandon Heavens says. "So we're going to have to throw the ball a lot. I think we're going to have to step up and make plays for us to be successful."

Heavens is thinking right along the same spring-time lines as his coaches. With big Dog Dixon gone, Mississippi State is committed to expanding the offensive repertoire for 2010. Oh, regular running will hold a hefty proportion of play-calling. But the ball will also be in the air more often…and someone will have to catch those throws. Just like Heavens and his camp cohorts have been doing this...

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