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ESPN's Marcus Spears Says Teams Need To Be "On Notice" When They Play Mississippi State

Marcus Spears appearing on TV.

Mississippi State is a team to watch, according to one ESPN analyst.

On paper, Mississippi State football looks like a very interesting team next fall.

The Bulldogs lost longtime head coach Dan Mullen to Florida, but hired highly-regarded Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead to replace him. Mississippi State also returns dual-threat quarterback Nick Fitzgerald and backup Keytaon Thompson, who performed well when Fitzgerald was injured late in the year.

Now, we don't expect Mississippi State to be ranked ahead of Alabama, Auburn or LSU in the preseason SEC rankings. They are still the class in the SEC West.

But that doesn't mean the Bulldogs can't make noise in the conference.

At least one SEC analyst has his eye on MSU. Marcus Spears of the SEC Network, a former LSU star in his own playing days, says team must be "on notice" against Mississippi State.

"My last one and its a prewarning! everyone needs to be on notice when they play @HailStateFB veteran team a lot coming back and I think #Moorehead got some stuff to him now just be careful thinking you will cakewalk in #starkvegas yall been warned," Spears tweeted.

Mississippi State is coming off a 9-4 season and its eighth-straight bowl appearance. The Bulldogs also pushed Alabama to the bring in Starkville last fall before losing a close one.

Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M all must come to Davis Wade Stadium in 2018.

If they lose, don't say Marcus Spears didn't warn them.