Mullen talks LSU defense & says Marcus Green “should be good to go”

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen held his weekly teleconference Sunday afternoon and while the comments about his squad weren’t that different from when he sat down with the media the day after his team’s 17-14 loss to Auburn Thursday night, The SDN Bulldog Blog thought we’d highlight the bullet point of Sunday’s discussion.

  • junior tight end Marcus Green

    Mullen said junior tight end Marcus Green had received his MRI exam this weekend and his confident talk Friday about Green’s health was apparently backed up by the medical scan. The second-year head coach said Green “should be good to go” despite suffering a knee injury Thursday night.

  • When asked about LSU’s defense, Mullen noted that the Tigers “have a great defense front seven” and “are talented enough in the (secondary) to play man coverage.”

Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen

“It makes life easier when you have guys that can cover and eliminate receivers on the back end,” Mullen said. “Knowing (LSU defensive coordinator) John Chavis, that’s kind of been his deal throughout the years back when he was at Tennessee.”

  • Mullen said “it’s still too early in the week” to decide whether he’d have a set plan for how the Bulldogs will rotate quarterbacks Chris Relf and Tyler Russell when they travel to play LSU Saturday night (6 p.m., ESPNU).

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