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Mullen Dismisses Quarterback Controversy Idea

Mullen Dismisses Quarterback Controversy Idea

It is assured hot-topic status everywhere else. Just don't expect Dan Mullen to acknowledge, much less take sides on, any perceived quarterback controversy. "I've never had a quarterback controversy in all my years coaching," said Mullen. "I've never had tailback controversy or a linebacker controversy or any of those."

What Mullen and Mississippi State do have at the moment is the regular updating of quarterback Tyler Russell's health and status. The senior went down, then out of State's season-opening game August 31 with a third-quarter concussion and has not set foot on the playing field since. The practice field, yes. Russell was cleared for normal work over a week ago. "He practiced, he'll practice again...

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