Joe Moorhead isn’t interested in looking back at a 2018 season that saw some good moments interspersed with some disappointment. As he told the media Tuesday night after his first practice of the spring, he feels the program has built a solid foundation, and is excited about the players he has on campus.
MSU Football: Coach Moorhead speaks after first spring practice. https://t.co/FYfD8QYVre
— SportsTalk Mississippi (@SportsTalkMiss) March 6, 2019
Couple of notes that stood out to me…..
-Moorhead said from an injury perspective, the Bulldogs are in as good a shape as can be expected at the beginning of spring drills.
-All positions are open from a playing time perspective, including quarterback. Moorhead described Keytaon Thompson as the “incumbent”, but Jalen Mayden and Garrett Schrader will have opportunities to take that job.
-I asked Moorhead about his new hashtag, #OneAtATime….
— Coach Joe Moorhead (@BallCoachJoeMo) March 4, 2019
Moorhead said that it means he wants to take a more short-sighted attempt to this season, that while still moving towards winning championships, the focus this year is the building process, continuing to put together the pieces through recruiting and development to get to that eventual goal. I found that interesting, after coming in with the cries of “Championship Standard” a season ago, that Moorhead feels that program isn’t as close to that final goal as maybe he thought on day one.
Mississippi State will retake the practice field on Thursday, then enjoy spring break before returning to work on March 21st. MSU’s spring game will be on Super Bulldog Weekend, Saturday April 13.
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