Young Mis­sis­sippi State lineback­ers make strides in Gran­tham's sys­tem

Starkville Daily News - - SPORTS - By JOEL COLE­MAN sports@starkvilledai­lynews.com

There likely re­mains a bit­ter taste in the mouths of many Mis­sis­sippi State fans on the heels of last Satur­day's 31-24 loss to Alabama. The Bull­dogs were so close to top­pling the mighty Crim­son Tide, but in the end fell short.

Yet in the midst of the heart­break over the week­end, there was hope – hope for a bright fu­ture cen­tered around many key pieces that will still be around for MSU in the years to come.

Ar­guably two of the most promis­ing play­ers of that bunch are a pair of young lineback­ers who the Bull­dogs seem to be count­ing on more and more with each pass­ing week. True fresh­man

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