Dan Mullen discusses a play during training camp.

Dan Mullen discusses a play during training camp.

STARKVILLE — For Mississippi State, one scrimmage is done and there is only one more to go.

Dan Mullen said he was mostly pleased with Mississippi State’s attitude and effort in the Bulldogs’ first scrimmage last week. The Bulldogs’ next scrimmage is scheduled for Thursday evening. It will also be their final one of camp, Mullen said. MSU scrimmages are closed to the media and public.

Here are three takeaways after talking with coaches and players about the first scrimmage and the first three weeks of practice.

Consistency lacking for young receivers

Redshirt freshman Osirus Mitchell made two good-looking grabs and redshirt freshman Reggie Todd had a “big-time play,” those who watched the scrimmage said, but Mullen is still looking for consistency from them.

Donald Gray is clearly the top guy and senior Gabe Myles is likely the No. 2 receiver, but MSU needs its younger receivers to step up. Otherwise, a position group that already lacks depth worsens. Mitchell, Todd and sophomore Jamal Couch, who saw playing time last season, are all listed at 6-foot-4 or taller.

“I am still waiting to see somebody be a guy,” Mullen said. “No. 1, I have …read more

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