Mississippi State QB Tommy Stevens on receivers: 'We can play them all over the place'
Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead is considered one of the brighter offensive minds in college football, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he is able to put his players into the best positions possible to succeed when the Bulldogs have the ball.
An extra wrinkle he has the ability to do this season, according to quarterback Tommy Stevens, is use his wide receivers in multiple spots on the field; not being bogged down with a player being only able to play one position. For Stevens, who completed 20-of-30 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for a score in the opening win against Louisiana-Lafayette, this is an added bonus.
“The coolest thing about the group here is that we have had that are true X’s, true Z’s, you know, our guys here really we can play them all over the place, so it obviously gives us an opportunity to put some defenses in some challenging situations and it’s really an advantage to us when you are able to do that,” Stevens said on Wednesday.
It also helps that the Bulldogs have a veteran group in the receiving corps, led by seniors Stephen Guidry and Deddrick Thomas along with junior Osirus Mitchell.
Stevens, who was at Penn State with Moorhead before both left for Mississippi State, knows how special it is to have something different such as this to give opposing defenses more problems.
“It’s awesome and I think it’s another credit to the coaching staff for being able to think of these type of things for us and come up with some unique formations to force defenses into giving us what we want, what we want to attack,” Stevens said.