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Hemphill, Bulldog Backs Hitting Camp Hard

Hemphill, Bulldog Backs Hitting Camp Hard

No, there isn't a roped-off ring. Or ring announcer, as much fun as that would add, much less any card girls. And each ‘round' lasts just a few fast seconds. But in that short span the action is as intense and probably more entertaining than anything seen on pay-per-view, as Bulldog backs and ‘backers go at each other in drills. With a winner, according to Sylvester Hemphill.

"Coach Knox has started this thing where every day is like a boxing match," the veteran fullback reports. "The champ, you know, he has the belt." Nope, no real belt either. It's imaginary or virtual or whatever. Still there is no doubt that when running backs coach Greg Knox blows the whistle to stop these matchups somebody has won. And, lost. Just as in a real Mississippi State game where the...

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