Mississippi State players knew Auburn's signals and calls before win
Posted by: Chris Vannini on September 13, 2012
If it looked like Mississippi State's defense knew what was coming against Auburn, that's because they did.
Bulldog players said they had Auburn's signals and calls by the start of Saturday's 28-10 win, according to The Dispatch.
"It makes our job as coaches so much easier when (linebacker) Cam Lawrence is signaling over his head every time they were calling a pass," co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Geoff Collins told the paper.
Lawrence had 10 tackles, along with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.
"We do a great job of preparing and we knew what the play was before they ever ran them," defensive back Corey Broomfield said. "That's not a joke. We knew what they were doing, where the ball was going and who was getting it before the ball was snapped."
This revelation adds injury to insult for the Tigers, whose offense has struggled through two games. For the Bulldogs, they got Dan Mullen his first win over an SEC West opponent other than Ole Miss.
Below is Mullen's press conference from Monday.
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