Mississippi State on Thursday confirmed an ongoing NCAA investigation into “potential recruiting violations.” The school said the investigation is “nearing an end” and it will cooperate fully.
Wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando resigned Sunday, less than two weeks before the season opener against Jackson State, in the wake of an ongoing NCAA investigation related to his recruitment of at least one player on the Bulldogs’ roster.
On Sunday, a statement released by the school said Mirando resigned due to “unforeseen personal issues.” In the statement, Mirando said, “It is in my best interest to resign from Mississippi State.” He also said he wanted to “stress that these issues are personal.”
Mississippi State freshman wide receiver Will Redmond was the subject of an NCAA interview that his coach at Memphis East High School gave, according to the coach, Marcus Wimberley.
“I told them as far as I was concerned his recruitment was on the up and up,” Wimberley said. “Who knows what they’re looking for. Will chose his school because he felt most comfortable and it was close to home.”
The Bulldogs hired former Minnesota coach Tim Brewster to fill Mirando’s position, a source told ESPN earlier Thursday.
Mirando was a graduate assistant under head coach Dan Mullen for two seasons before becoming a full-time assistant in 2011.
Brewster was fired as Minnesota coach in 2010 after going 15-30 with the Gophers, including 6-21 in the Big Ten. He had agreed earlier this month to become an analyst with the CBS Sports Network.
CoachingSearch.com earlier had reported Brewster was headed to Mississippi State.
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