SEC West: 2015 Storylines

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Dec 31, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen looks on during a timeout against the against the Georgia Tech Bulldogs in the fourth quarter in the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won 49-34. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State:  New Faces and Experience

The Bulldogs took a huge step forward last year with an historic season that included a New Year’s Six berth and double digit wins for the first time since 1999.  From that team, many starters departed due to graduation.  The Bulldogs return Dak Prescott under center, which is a major plus, but the coaching staff must find new starters for vacated roles.  The thought here is the Bulldogs do a tremendous job from the standpoint of retaining players, and keeping them in the program over a typical college career of four to five years.  The question for the Bulldogs is what can be expected of the many new faces on defense and how much will a revamped offensive line affect the offensive play calling this season.

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