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Bell Yeah Links! 9.19.11

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Rise and #grindforOURstate, Bulldog fans. Here is your tour of this morning's headlines:

Unranked but hopeful, Mullen's tone upbeat | The Clarion-Ledger |

Pulling starting quarterback Chris Relf in favor of Tyler Russell with more than 10 minutes remaining in a two-possession game was the biggest head-scratcher for fans.

On Sunday, Mullen quelled the worries, repeating his post-game message that he was only looking for a "spark" for an offense that accumulated only 76 yards in the second half against LSU. In fact, he repeated his search for that "spark" eight times during a teleconference with local reporters Sunday.

"Chris Relf is our starter," Mullen said. "I have a ton of confidence. Chris played decent. Chris actually played well during the course of the game."

Favre admits mistake: MSU redshirt freshman quarterback regrets tweet | Starkville Daily News

Favre, who has been getting playing time on the punt return team, tweeted ""Is an opportunity too much 2 ask for?" after the Bulldogs 19-6 loss to LSU where quarterback's Chris Relf and Tyler Russell both took snaps.

MSU head coach Dan Mullen found out about the tweet from Favre which prefers that from hearing it from the somewhere else.

"He called me right afterwards and said coach I messed up," said Mullen. "He was frustrated and he expressed his frustration in the wrong way by doing it publicly and he knows that." - Mullen LT Carmon expected to be available this weekend

Mississippi State starting left tackle James Carmon is expected to return this week after missing one game with a knee injury. Carmon, who injured his left knee at Auburn on Sept. 9, had to sit out Thursday’s 19-6 loss to LSU.

Coach Dan Mullen said Sunday, "We expect to have him available for the game this week."

MSU (1-2) hosts Louisiana Tech (1-2) at 6 p.m. Saturday. Mullen did not say whether Carmon would start, so that responsibility may again fall to redshirt freshman Blaine Clausell.

Attitude adjustment at MSU - The Dispatch

Following the 19-6 loss to No. 3 LSU on Thursday at Davis Wade Stadium, Mullen used two words in Starkville that seem like a foreign language.

"We will win a championship here at Mississippi State," Mullen said. "We will an SEC (championship) and we will win a national championship here at Mississippi State. It might be this year. Who knows? It might be next year. It might be the following year. It might take us 15 years, but we will win a championship for the people of Mississippi."