Looney to lead MSU tight ends

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Another man with Mississippi State ties is coming back to help coach the Bulldogs. On the same day MSU brought back former offensive quality control assistant Brett Elliott to coach quarterbacks, a source also confirmed Tuesday that former Bulldog offensive lineman D.J. Looney will become MSU’s new tight ends coach. Scott…

Elliott to be MSU quarterbacks coach

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen is reaching into his past in order to try and help the present and future of the Bulldogs. Brett Elliott, a former quality control assistant at MSU under Mullen from 2012-14, will be the Bulldogs’ next quarterbacks coach the Starkville Daily News confirmed on Tuesday.…

Mullen hires English as MSU safeties coach

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State’s defensive coaching staff gained a wealth of experience on Thursday when head coach Dan Mullen announced he had added veteran coach Ron English to guide MSU’s safeties. English, who has 20 years of coaching experience at the FBS level, replaces Maurice Linguist, who left the Bulldogs to join the…

MSU’s Graham arrested for DUI on New Year’s Eve

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State defensive back Jamoral Graham was arrested in Neshoba County on New Year’s Eve on a misdemeanor driving under the influence charge the Starkville Daily News has learned. Graham is scheduled for a court date on Feb. 27 according to court officials with the Neshoba County Justice Court. Graham’s arrest…

Mullen excited about MSU signing class

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com With a big smile, Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen stood at the podium Wednesday at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex. After months on the recruiting trail, MSU’s leader could finally proclaim that National Signing Day was a success. “It’s an exciting day for us,” Mullen said. “We have…

MSU’s Brandon Bryant arrested in Georgia earlier this month

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com Mississippi State safety Brandon Bryant was arrested earlier this month in Georgia on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, failure to maintain lane and possession of an open container the Starkville Daily News learned on Monday. All three charges were classified as misdemeanors. The arrest occurred in the early…

Linguist leaves MSU for Minnesota

By JOEL COLEMAN sports@starkvilledailynews.com There is another opening on Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen’s coaching staff. Mississippi State confirmed on Thursday that safeties coach Maurice Linguist has left the program to join the University of Minnesota. According to Linguist’s Twitter profile, he will coach the secondary for the Golden Gophers. Linguist spent just…