Mods, could one of you move this to the MGoBoard, please?
Miss. St. is the latest team in the SEC to face an NCAA investigation, with 1 coach, WR coach Angelo Mirando, resigning, presumably because of involvement in the scandal.
The school says the investigation is close to finished. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn confirmed the NCAA and Mississippi State were "working cooperatively," but did not have any further comment.
"That's been going on for the last several months," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said following Thursday's practice. "I'm not able to comment on any of that."
Mississippi State receivers coach Angelo Mirando resigned Sunday, citing "unforeseen personal issues." Mullen has not elaborated on the reason for Mirando's resignation.
ESPN.com reported Mirando's resignation was related to the recruitment of at least one player on the current roster. The report later says that MSU freshman defensive back Will Redmond was the subject of an NCAA interview with Redmond's high school coach, without explicitly connecting the two issues.
Mullen said that Redmond is still practicing with the team. Mullen also was openly critical of ESPN reporter Joe Schad, who wrote the story.
Former Miss St WR coach Angelo Mirando resigned in wake of ongoing NCAA investigation into his recruitment of at least one Bulldogs player
Just got off the phone with another contact down in Starkville. This could get ugly...reaching into the state of Alabama
Dispatch MSU Sports Blog: Sources: NCAA investigation of Mississippi State football involves car for Will Redmondbit.ly/PBaYYr
Personally, I'm very surprised to see an SEC team being investigated by the NCAA for improper benefits. I have always thought the SEC to be an honorable and noble conference. Who knew?