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Mississippi State football: Can the defense replace Tyrus Wheat?

College football will be back soon, and we’re getting ready by previewing Mississippi State football. Let’s continue to examine the Bulldogs’ defense.

In this 3-part series ahead of the 2023 Mississippi State football season, we break down the biggest questions surrounding the defense. In Part 1, we examined Nathan Pickering’s importance to the season.

Today, we dive-in to whether or not MSU can replace Tyrus Wheat.

The 3-3-5’s effectiveness comes in it’s ability to create confusion for offenses. The hybridized personnel allows for the defense to mask where pressure comes from on any given play.