Mississippi State junior K Westin Graves (back) has retired.
Mississippi State hired Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham to the same post.
Mississippi State dismissed redshirt freshman CB John Michael Hankerson.
Mississippi State redshirt junior T Martinas Rankin received a second round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, according to Tony Pauline.
Mississippi State redshirt sophomore QB Nick Fitzgerald completed 13-of-26 passes for 136 yards while rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's 17-16 win over Miami (OH) in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Mississippi State redshirt senior DE A.J. Jefferson will miss the St. Petersburg Bowl due to a shoulder injury requiring surgery.
Mississippi State redshirt freshman WR Keith Mixon will compete for a starting role in 2017.
Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen indicated that he has not spoken with the Los Angeles Rams regarding their open head-coaching position.
Miami (OH) will play Mississippi State in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Monday, Dec. 26.
Mississippi State WR Fred Ross accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.
ESPN reports that 5-7 Mississippi State will play Miami (Ohio) in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Mississippi State freshman RB Aeris Williams rushed for 191 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in Saturday's win over Ole Miss.
Mississippi State redshirt sophomore QB Nick Fitzgerald threw for 109 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 258 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 55-20 win over Ole Miss.
Mississippi State senior WR Fred Ross caught 10 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 58-42 loss to Arkansas.
Mississippi State redshirt sophomore QB Nick Fitzgerald completed 23-of-33 for 328 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 131 yards and four additional scores in Saturday's 58-42 loss to Arkansas.