August 20, 2009

Weather won't stop Mullen, Bulldogs

Not even the in climate weather will stop Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State Bulldogs from reaching their practice goals on Thursday.

The steady afternoon and evening showers that rolled through the Starkville area will not force the Bulldogs inside the Palmeiro Center. In fact, Mullen hopes he doesn't have to use MSU's indoor practice facility until his begins preparing for the SEC Championship game.

"If it's raining we will be wet, if it's not we will be dry," Mullen said of Thursday's practice. "We'll be outside practicing unless we have a lightning storm. I'm not real big into (inside practices). We'll have an inside practice hopefully the first week of December when we get ready for our first inside game in Atlanta. We play all our games outside so that's where we need to practice."

The first-year head coach was pleased with his team's effort on Tuesday but poor execution on offense plagued Wednesday evening's session.

"We didn't do very well on offense yesterday," Mullen said. "Offensively we didn't execute very well. Sometimes you see me lose my mind because everybody is making mistakes. It wasn't that we were making mistakes but just poor execution- dropping passes, overthrown balls, just kind of sloppy in that way. I did think the defense came out and played real well yesterday though."

Determined not to have two less than favorable practices in a row, Mullen will put the pressure on when the Bulldogs go under the lights once again in full gear.

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