The NCAA has put Mississippi State's football program on probation for two years and cut two scholarships for the upcoming year for infractions that included recruiting violations.
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, a longtime assistant in the , was hired to replace Sherrill. Croom is a significant figure, because he is not only the first head football coach in Mississippi State history, but also in SEC football history. When Croom was hired at Mississippi State, he inherited a program that was riddled with NCAA sanctions and had not won consistently since the 1990s.
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The Mississippi State Bulldogs football program represents (MSST) in the sport of . The Bulldogs compete in the (FBS) of the (NCAA) and the Western Division of the (SEC). They are currently coached by . Mississippi State has produced an SEC championship team in 1941 and a divisional championship team in 1998, along with 16 postseason bowl appearances. Mississippi State has produced 38 All-Americans (2 consensus), 171 All-SEC selections, and 124 NFL players, including 11 first-round draft picks. The Bulldogs play their home games at , the second oldest football stadium in NCAA Division I FBS, which has a seating capacity of 61,337.
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