Mississippi State Bulldogs quarterback Dak Prescott is a fan favorite after showing off his dual-threat ability last season after Tyler Russell was injured in the season opener to Oklahoma State and after an efficient spring game at Super Bulldog Weekend, Dan Mullen says they’re going to turn him loose in 2014.
“It’s good to see a guy who, even as we are keeping things simple, came out and executed really clean,” said Mullen of Prescott’s performance. “He was consistent and we scored touchdowns on most of the drives he was in there, which is what you want to see. He wasn’t forcing and he was doing what he needed to do to get the job done. We’ll turn him loose a little bit more in the fall.”
Prescott looked like the player who burst onto the scene last year who led the team in passing and rushing as he went 7-9 passing for 131 yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing score in front of 21,710 fans at Davis Wade Stadium.
With Prescott being ‘turned loose’ against SEC defenses, Mullen has his best signal-caller at his disposal since he was the offensive coordinator with the Florida Gators and a guy named Tim Tebow was taking snaps.
Prescott has been a Heisman Trophy sleeper this offseason and with 19 of 22 starters returning, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Mississippi State make a significant improvement from their seven-win season a year ago.