Croom has no worries

Published 9:53 pm Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom understands the tenuous nature of his profession. But he insists he isn’t worrying about job security entering this season.

The Bulldogs have had three consecutive three-win seasons and four total SEC wins during Croom’s tenure.

“I’ve coached for 30 years. I’ve never had to go look for a job,” Croom said. “I’ve always had one. The good Lord has blessed me with one. We always know that’s a possibility. But if that should ever come about, I’m quite thankful to have had the opportunity to do it my way.

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“I know we’re doing things the right way. I know our plan is on track.”

Part of that plan includes trying to keep quarterback Michael Henig healthy. Henig broke his collarbone twice last season.

He has gained about 25 pounds during the offseason, bulking up to 205 pounds in hopes of becoming more durable.

Henig’s plan to gain the weight doesn’t sound too painful: “Eating every chance I had, late at night going to get a milkshake. Just filling yourself up.”

His flavor of choice: coffee ice cream with strawberries.