Mississippi State has confirmed that the NCAA is currently investigating them for “recruiting irregularities”.
The Bulldogs’ receivers coach Andgelo Mirando resigned very suddenly early this week, and was replaced by former Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster. Mirando stated that his resignation was for “personal issues”, but it seems at this point there may be more to that than he is letting on.
“I want to stress that these issues are personal,” the now-former assistant said in a statement. “I want to thank my friend and mentor Dan Mullen for giving me this chance.”
Apparently Mirando resigned in the wake of a current investigation into his recruitment of Will Redmond.
Mississippi State has yet to confirm the reporting of Joe Schad, who could blame them, but they did release the statement below.
Over the last several months, Mississippi State has worked in cooperation with the NCAA to examine a potential recruiting irregularity. We are nearing the end of this examination, and it is our intent to provide additional details when it is complete.
Dan Mullen did comment to the media today, but would not give any information regarding the investigation.
“Yeah, he’s practicing,” Mullen said of Redmond. ”I would try to get a little more reliable source than Joe Schad.” (laughing) “I’m supposed to be coaching at State College (Penn State), I guess, right now, too, according to Joe Schad last year. Wasn’t that the case?”
First off, bravo Dan! I’m not sure there are many people outside of Bristol that care for Schad and his, report ANYTHING sent to his inbox, style.
Second, this is the second time that Mississippi State and coach Mullen have been mentioned with recruiting violations. See Cam Newton.