August 26, 2009

Position Preview: Quarterbacks

Perhaps no position was effected more than quarterback when Mississippi State brought in Dan Mullen and his spread offensive attack.

The Bulldog signal callers have spent the past eight months getting adjusted to the new scheme and have made strides in fall camp putting it all together.

"They've gotten better," said MSU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Les Koenning. "But we've still got some room for improvement.

"It's one of those situations where sometimes it looks real good and sometimes it looks real bad. It's just a matter of those sometimes. I will let you know next Saturday where they are at."

But the quarterbacks were not the only ones learning during the process. The coaching staff also had to get acclimated to their abilities and according to both Mullen and Koenning they will play to their individual strengths this fall.

"We are finding out more each day," Koenning said. "We are finding out more about them. We've got 10 days until our first ball game so we have evaluations every morning, every day and every night. We tell them how they are doing, what they are messing up on and what they are doing well on."

The Bulldogs finished seventh in the Southeastern Conference last season in passing offense and 94th nationally averaging 174.3 yards per game.



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