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2016 Schedule
6-7, 5th in SEC - West
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Sheridan's 2017 football outlook (1:14)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Mullen said the Football Oversight Committee also spent time Tuesday on player safety. The group did not discuss specifically the situation that left multiple Oregon players hospitalized after a recent offseason workout. Mullen said he has twice seen players at Mississippi State players grow similarly ill after a training session. "It's a very scary situatuion," he said. "I'm still understanding it as a coach." Mullen said he places responsibility in such matters on football staffers to administer the proper training -- and on players to "make sure that they are properly preparing themselves."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Mullen, continuing on compromises to recruiting reform, said he still expects a vote of the D-I Council this spring despite changes to the legislative package. "I think what we're trying to do is get to a great starting point," the Mississippi State coach said. "I think what everybody on the [football oversight] committee understands is the decisions we're making now are not the end point. It's going to be a gradual but specific plan." In other words, expect change in 2017 and for years to come.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen emerged from a seven-hour meeting of Division I Football Oversight Committee Tuesday in Nashville at the NCAA convention convinced that compromise is coming to the proposed package of recruiting reform -- and that the coaches' voice has been heard by administrators. "I think when you've done the same thing for a long time and there's change, there's discomfort. There's nervousness. There's uncertainty," said Mullen, the lone coach who is a voting member of the 12-person committee. The oversight committee last fall recommended the addition of new signing periods in June and December. Coaches later widely opposed the June period and supported December.

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Best of the SEC bowls (3:54)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State and Louisville are swapping defensive coordinators. Mississippi State announced Todd Grantham will be its new defensive coordinator after three seasons with Louisville. Peter Sirmon is expected to take Grantham's spot at Louisville after one season as Mississippi State's defensive coordinator. FootballScoop.com first reported Sirmon's move to Louisville. Sirmon had been in the mix for Colorado's defensive coordinator vacancy.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Dan Mullen of Mississippi State on if he'd like to coach in the NFL: "I think I would. I don't know when a time would be." Said like players, he thinks every coach is curious if he can do it at the highest level at some point. "I have not spoken to anybody in the NFL this year." Said it seems to come up because of QB development, so he hopes it keeps coming up since he has one to develop. (On The Midday 180 in Nashville.)

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said Dak Prescott really benefitted from staying for his final year because of it, the coach was not surprised at how ready Prescott has been to quarterback the Cowboys. (On The Midday 180 in Nashville.)

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Has the ACC already won bowl season?

The ACC can finish no worse than 8-4 in bowl games, but the SEC can still finish with an 8-5 record and a national championship. A 5-5 record is within reach for the Big Ten.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I just spoke with Brian Johnson, who confirmed he's headed to Houston as offensive coordinator. Johnson, a Baytown, Texas native who had been Mississippi State's quarterbacks coach, will be Houston's offensive play-caller on Major Applewhite's staff. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire.

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