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Dogs Turn Focus To Ground Game Friday

LB Chris White, DC Manny Diaz

Ironically, the head coach himself had participated in pre-practice warm-ups, running sprints and stretches alongside his players. But when the Bulldogs were ordered to line up for some post-practice gassers, Dan Mullen wasn't in any mood for fun. "Balis, you got ‘em."

Not words that Mississippi State players like to hear, of course. Fortunately the extra exertions consisted of just—easy enough for an observer to say—three trips forth-and-back on the practice field. The point was well-taken, too. Whether or not that wrap-up running had been planned anyway the Bulldogs understood that mistakes come with a price. In Friday's case, a fumbled exchange by first team...

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