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Monday, April 6, 2009
Recapping Mississippi State's scrimmage

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The defense had its way with the offense for much of Mississippi State's scrimmage on Saturday, and coach Dan Mullen made it clear that the offense has a long way to go.

It was a rough outing for the offensive line, and the need for more playmakers is obvious. Running back Anthony Dixon is the one constant in this offense right now, but junior college newcomer Leon Berry made a couple of plays at receiver despite a bum shoulder.

Offensive line coach John Hevesy has his work cut out for him. The Bulldogs have a bunch of experience returning up front. They just need to be more consistent.

It looks like the defensive line may be one of Mississippi State's strengths next fall, and having Jamar Chaney back at linebacker makes everybody better on defense.