August 4, 2010

Ferguson getting back on track

When Sean Ferguson suited up for his first game in 2008 he became the first true freshman to start the first game of his career in five years and only the second since 1986.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive end went on to have a solid rookie season at Mississippi State. But after a shaky sophomore campaign Ferguson is back and ready to get his career back on track.

"I had some problems and I fell off," Ferguson said of his second season in Starkville. "I think I've gotten better. I'm wiser and I think things are getting better."

Some of Ferguson's issues last year were not all football related. He was arrested in March for marijuana possession shortly before the start of spring practice.

Ferguson has since put the incident behind him and says he has learned from that mistake. He is now ready to focus on preparing for his junior season.

"I'm going to work on everything from speed to strength, watching the ball, learning the plays and getting into the playbook more," Ferguson said. "I'm looking for any way that I can get better."

Ferguson and his Bulldog teammate just concluded a brutal summer workout program by strength and conditioning coach Matt Balis.

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