Well, here's a strange story.
Just two weeks before the start of the season, Mississippi State receivers coach Angelo Mirando--a young coach who just assumed that job last year--has announced that he's leaving the team for "personal reasons."
In a statement released by the school, Mirando said that due to the "unforeseen" personal issues, he decided that it is in his "best interest to resign from Mississippi State."
"I want to stress that these issues are personal," he said. "I look forward to pursuing other opportunities in the future. Finally I want to thank my friend and mentor Dan Mullen for giving me this chance."
Mirando, 26, had served as a graduate assistant for two years before taking over as receivers coach last year and being added to Mullen's staff as a full-time member. He was also a graduate assistant at Florida for three years.
In his own statement, Mullen said he wished Mirando the best.
"We'll take some time to evaluate what our next steps will be with that staff position," Mullen said. "But I'm confident in our veteran group of wide receivers and know they'll be focused and ready on September 1."
Photo: Dan Mullen has just lost a key member of his staff. (Getty Images)