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MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS
ANDY STAPLES
August 11, 2011
After reaching their highest ranking in 11 years, the Bulldogs can't get complacent. Defensive changes and SEC competition should keep them on their toes
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August 11, 2011

Mississippi State Bulldogs

After reaching their highest ranking in 11 years, the Bulldogs can't get complacent. Defensive changes and SEC competition should keep them on their toes

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KEY RETURNEES

WR CHAD BUMPHIS JUNIOR

If QB Chris Relf remains as consistent as he was at season's end, Bumphis could well exceed the 634 receiving yards he put up in 2010. The speedy, athletic Bumphis is Mississippi State's top playmaker.

DT FLETCHER COX JUNIOR

The 6' 4" 300-pounder won't rack up a ton of tackles in Mississippi State's defense, but if he does his job, the men behind and around him will. Cox's quickness should force opposing offensive lines to pay so much attention to him that the Bulldogs' linebackers have a chance to make plays.

SS CHARLES MITCHELL SENIOR

Mississippi State's top returning tackler (93 in 2010) will also be a captain this season, and he anchors one of the SEC's most experienced secondaries.

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