August 18, 2008

Bulldogs begin season mode

The Mississippi State Bulldogs returned to the practice fields for the first time Monday after spending most of their day in the classroom.

After their first day of classes, the Bulldogs went back to work trying to sure up some of their red zone concerns on offense during a nearly three-hour session.

"We had good work today," said head coach Sylvester Croom. "We had a little more red zone and goal line. We wanted to get some more work done there. Tomorrow we will come back out and do a lot of situational stuff."

Croom was spread thin on Monday taking over offensive coordinator duties for Woody McCorvey who reportedly had surgery to remove a kidney earlier in the day.

"I'm going to see how good a coach I am again," Croom said. "Now I have to go back to work. I told (McCorvey) to hurry up and get back because this coaching is killing me. I need to go back to administrating again. I'm the offensive coordinator now, calling the plays and coaching the quarterbacks. I had a full day today. I don't know how these guys have been doing it all these years with head coaches calling the plays. I'm going to have to do it until Woody gets back."

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