Mississippi State is looking to find the heir to Dak Prescott, and it showed during a defensively-dominated scrimmage Saturday afternoon.
Although he didn’t name one player specifically, coach Dan Mullen emphasized that his quarterbacks must continue to establish consistency on the field.
“The key is for them is the consistency of understanding out here on the field is when you’re the guy, you’ve got to do it over and over and over,” Mullen said. “You can’t make special plays and then terrible plays. You’ve got to make consistent plays and then special plays.”
One defensive player who made a fair share of tremendous plays at the quarterback’s expense was sophomore defensive back Brandon Bryant, who reeled in three interceptions. Mullen wasn’t surprised by Bryant’s spectacular day because of his experience playing as a freshman.
“Yeah, he’s played though,” Mullen said. “Sometimes you expect guys who have (had) more experience, it just comes a little quicker, easier, naturally to them just cause they’ve been around and played so much.
“I think he had a couple of interceptions, but I mean a couple of them just got thrown right to him. I don’t know if they’re great plays or bad plays by other people.”
- Mullen confirmed that junior wide receiver Donald Gray would miss the rest of spring practice because of a hyperextended knee injury sustained on Thursday. Mullen said the timetable could be about four weeks and that Gray won’t be rushed back for the spring game April 16.
- Mississippi State is evaluating the simple assault charge surrounding five-star defensive lineman Jeffrey Simmons. “Don’t expect anything anytime in the near future,” Mullen said.