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18dJeff Legwold

Sweat throws down combine's fastest 40 by DL

Mississippi State's Montez Sweat uncorked a 4.41-second 40-yard dash Sunday, the fastest time by a defensive lineman at the NFL scouting combine since 2006.

Sweat posts record 4.41 in 40-yard dash for DL (0:23)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams will certainly select players in next month's draft on their ability to play football, but just texted a long-time scout to simply ask most impressive performances in the 40-yard dash by an impressive group of defensive players who have worked out Sunday and quickly got back "Williams, Sweat, White.'' That would be Alabama's Quinnen Williams (4.83 at 303 pounds), Mississippi State's Montez Sweat (4.41 at 260 pounds) and LSU's Devin White (4.42 at 237 pounds). Now the personnel folks will fit those times into what they see in the game video. It should be noted the same scout added "really liked what (Nick) Bosa did.'' All in all it has been a big day in Indianapolis for the front seven guys.

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Montez Sweat's 4.41 40-time, making it the fastest by a defensive lineman at the Combine since 2006. The previous fastest time by a DL was 4.53 seconds by Jadeveon Clowney in 2014. (edited)

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

Mississippi State's Montez Sweat, at 6-5 3/4, 260 pounds, uncorked a 4.42 (unofficial) 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL scouting combine. A phenomenal showing and now he will force scouts who've already looked at him plenty to go back -- again -- and see if his play speed (he finished this past season with 11.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss) matches the speed he just showed in Lucas Oil Stadium. But overall this group of defensive linemen and edge rushers has shown every bit of the athleticism people in the league believed they would see at the combine.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State DE Montez Sweat with a 4.42 (u) 40 yard dash at 6-foot-6, 260 pounds. Crazy number there. Sweat also has the upside as an edge rusher given his frame, length and first-step off the ball. First-round prospect.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Mississippi State is hiring Vanderbilt defensive assistant Chris Marve as linebackers coach. Football Scoop first reported the move. Marve, a bright young assistant who played at Vanderbilt, coached the Commodores inside linebackers the past three seasons.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Alabama is hiring Mississippi State defensive line coach Brian Baker for the same position. Football Scoop first reported the hire. Mississippi State made a strong push to keep Baker, who helped develop Jeffery Simmons and Montez Sweat into elite defensive lineman. But he will join the Tide in Craig Kuligowski's spot. Baker has 19 years of NFL experience and returned to the college ranks in 2016.

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56dTom VanHaaren

Breaking down SEC recruiting classes

The SEC is the undisputed leader in the 2019 recruiting cycle, boasting the top three teams in the class rankings and having 13 of its 14 teams ranked in the top 50.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Mississippi State running backs coach Charles Huff is joining the Alabama staff in a yet-to-be-determined role. AL.com first reported the hire. Huff moved with Joe Moorhead from Penn State to Mississippi State after coaching the PSU running backs. He's also coached running backs at Western Michigan and with the Buffalo Bills.

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73dHeather Dinich

CFP board chair: 'Much too soon' for expansion

There will be no immediate changes to the four-team format of the College Football Playoff, university presidents and conference commissioners decided at a joint annual meeting on Monday morning.

Iowa edges No. 18 Mississippi State (4:32)
Stanley finds Easley for TD to give Iowa the lead (0:59)
Fitzgerald eludes defenders for exciting 33-yard TD (0:32)
Bulldogs' INT followed by Hill's TD run (1:06)
Iowa's strip-sack leads to a 15-yard Stanley TD pass (1:08)
Iowa's Stanley connects with Easley for 75-yard TD (0:48)
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91dAlex Scarborough

Mississippi State DL Simmons declares for draft

Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons has declared for the NFL draft but will compete in the Outback Bowl against Iowa on Jan. 1 in Tampa.

Bulldogs looking to make statement on early signing day (1:33)
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109dAdam Rittenberg

Picking winners for every bowl game matchup

From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.

Is Outback Bowl must-win for Bulldogs? (3:18)

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