January 27, 2011 7:56:00 AM
STARKVILLE -- Coming off a 2010 campaign in which the Mississippi State football team earned nine victories, another Egg Bowl win, and drubbed the University of Michigan in the Gator Bowl on New Year''s Day, the Bulldogs will continue their momentum on National Signing Day on Feb. 2.
Coach Dan Mullen and several assistants will travel to five locations to speak and to interact with supporters around the state of Mississippi.
Following an early afternoon press conference to discuss the new class of Bulldogs, Mullen and the staff will host a meet-and-greet in the Bryan Building at 4 p.m. The event will be open to the public and admission is free.
Mullen and MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin will travel to Tupelo for a signing-day party at 5:30 p.m. and then attend a gathering at Whispering Woods Conference Center in Olive Branch. Doors open at the Conference Center at 6:30 p.m., and the event will begin shortly thereafter.
Defensive coordinator Chris Wilson and new linebackers coach and co-coordinator Geoff Collins will address Bulldog fans in Jackson at The South (627 East Silas Brown Road), while offensive coordinator Les Koenning and recruiting coordinator and safeties coach Tony Hughes will visit with fans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Great Southern Club, which is on the top floor of the Hancock Bank Building (2510 14th St., Gulfport).
The Jackson event will begin at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The Gulfport gathering will start at 6:30 p.m.
Admission to all events (other than the one held at the Bryan Building) will be $10 payable at the door, and children under 18 will get in free.
Fans can follow along with Signing Day updates, including video highlights and coaches'' commentary about each signee, throughout the morning and afternoon at MStateAthletics.com.
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