August 13, 2010

Bulldogs reach the midway point

Mississippi State reached the midway point of fall camp today and it was a day that head coach Dan Mullen described as the toughest of the year.

Yet the Bulldogs still found a way to not only persevere but also improve during the morning practice.

"Today should be the toughest day of the year for us," Mullen said. "Your kind of at that midpoint of camp and have a two practice day. Everyone is tired and you're supposed to be tired. It should hurt and it should be miserable and painful. But if it can hurt and we can fight through it and improve then we've got a chance to be a good team. I think we did. I thought we were better today than we were yesterday."

But there was however one casualty that was announced Friday morning. Redshirt freshman running back Montrell Conner has decided to leave the team after spending only one season in Starkville.

"Montrell Conner has informed me of his decision to leave the football program," Mullen said in a statement. Montrell has been a good student and good citizen, and we wish him the best in the future."

Conner came to MSU as a three-star athlete in the 2009 class and was currently third on the depth chart at running back behind Robert Elliott and Vick Ballard. The Monroe, La., native rushed nine times in the spring game for 60 yards.

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