With all the off the field incidents that have surrounded the Mississippi State football program the past week, head coach Dan Mullen was just happy to shift his focus to on field work.
The Bulldogs opened spring practice Tuesday afternoon.
“Great to be out here, this is what we work hard for,” Mullen said. “To come out and play football. I think we had a great offseason of guys training, working hard. Now they get to come out and go enjoy it, apply it to the game of football.”
This past week saw quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Damian Williams and defensive lineman Torrey Dale attacked at a concert in Panama City, Fla. while on spring break. Wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was arrested Friday in Alabama for second degree possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Redshirt freshman Elgton Jenkins was arrested on a simple assault warrant last Thursday stemming from a Feb. 25 incident. It was reported by SB Nation that Jenkins was the wrong Bulldog player to be arrested. Affidavits showed redshirt freshman defensive lineman Grant Harris and redshirt freshman defensive back Brandon Bryant were involved in the incident.
“We don’t rush to the headlines and all that stuff,” Mullen said. “We want to get a full, thorough investigation of what goes on. We’ll handle that internally.”
The Bulldogs return to the practice fields Friday.