Collins: "I Think We're Close" To Season Form

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At least Geoff Collins took a moment to change shirts before his media meeting. Otherwise he’d have been dripping wet in the A/C…and the coach was plenty chilled already after an on-field icewater dousing. “That was fun, they got me and Coach (Deshea) Townsend, they called us out and did the IceBucket Challenge. Which is good.”

What is better, at least for everyone involved with Mississippi State, is the status of the Bulldog defense for 2014. Coordinator and linebackers coach Collins began preseason with most makings of an excellent unit. In the three weeks since he and staff have settled on who is ready for adding to the established lineups, and targeted more for rotation and reserve roles. The job isn’t entirely done...

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