Will Rogers is pumped to start playing under new Mississippi State HC Zach Arnett. Rogers spoke highly of his new coach Tuesday at SEC Media Days.

Rogers first played under Arnett when the former DC stepped in as interim HC for the Bulldogs’ bowl game against Illinois last season. Arnett led Mississippi State to a 19-10 win over Illinois after Leach’s passing.

Arnett has done a good job of being himself. Rogers emphasized how important that is, and believes Arnett is the “perfect guy” for the job.

“He’s done a really good job of just being himself. Obviously, he had his own swagger and style that he brought with the defensive side of the ball, and I think he has brought that over to our whole team now. I think it’s a great thing for Arnett to be our head coach and he’s the perfect guy for Mississippi State.”

Rogers seems to have bought in to Arnett’s coaching style so far. The Bulldogs went 9-4 last season with Rogers under center.

Fans can see how well Arnett and Rogers have meshed throughout the offseason in the 2023 opener on Sept. 2 against SE Louisiana. Kickoff will be at 4 p.m. ET with the game being shown on SEC Network.