Miss. State glance
LAST SEASON 6-7, 3-5 (tie 5th in SEC West)
COACH Dan Mullen (61-42 in 9th year at Mississippi State and overall)
RETURNING STARTERS (14): Offense 7, Defense 6, Specialty 1 KEY RETURNING PLAYERS S Brandon Bryant, QB Nick Fitzgerald, WR Donald Gray, LB Leo Lewis, OL Martinas Rankin, RB Aeris Williams
SEC WEST TITLE SCENARIO The Bulldogs have a big overhaul in progress on defense for new coordinator Todd Grantham, do not have many running threats beyond quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and a mostly new corps of receivers. Many factors would have to fall into place for State to win its first SEC West title.