Croom Resigns As MSU Head Football Coach

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi State University’s Sylvester Croom announced Saturday his immediate resignation as the school’s head football coach.

“Five years ago, Mississippi State gave me the unprecedented opportunity to be a head football coach in the Southeastern Conference and to build a program based upon a strong foundation,” Croom said. “I want to thank (then-president) Dr. Charles Lee and (then-athletic director) Larry Templeton for that opportunity. I also want to thank the assistant coaches and all the players who had faith and trust in me. We have tried to build a program the right way that can compete for conference championships. I believe the foundation has been set for those goals to be reached under the leadership of someone else, and it was my decision to resign.”

mstateathletics.com
11/29/08