Last year’s starter, Chris Relf, finished the season with a scintillating performance in the Gator Bowl versus Michigan — 18 of 23 passing for 281 yards, plus 30 more yards rushing and a total of 4 touchdowns.
As for concerns, the Dogs will have two new assistant coaches and Chris Wilson will take over for Manny Diaz as defensive coordinator. But it’s the loss of some key defensive players that concern Mullen.
“Not seeing Pernell McPhee, KJ Wright and Chris White are going to have me a lot more concerned than any lack of coaches or different coaches out there on the field.”
UPDATE — The threat of bad weather in Starkville forced MSU to start spring practice today rather than tomorrow. So congratulations, SEC fans. It’s already time to talk football again.