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2019 Schedule
8-5, 4th in SEC - West

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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24dTom 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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41dHeather 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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59dAlex 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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77dAdam 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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SEC wants 'healthier environment' for Egg Bowl

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey wants Mississippi AD Ross Bjork and Mississippi State's John Cohen to meet him in the league office to discuss "creating a healthier environment" for the annual Egg Bowl, which included a fight that resulted in four ejections.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Finalists for the Broyles Award (nation's top assistant coach): Alabama offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, Army defensive coordinator Jay Bateman, Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chip Long and Mississippi State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop.

Comeback complete for Fitzgerald (2:12)
Miss. St. sprints to trophy before time expires (1:24)
Fitzgerald breaks it open on 2nd TD run (0:23)

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