STARKVILLE — Depending on the weather many will come to today’s 9 a.m. spring football scrimmage at Mississippi State. And they’ll want to catch a glimpse of quarterback Tyler Russell – or maybe 6-foot-7, 345-pound defensive tackle James Carmon.

Lost in the shuffle, it seems, is State’s quest to replace running back Anthony Dixon.

And that’s even within the running back corps, coach Dan Mullen said.

“I don’t think any of our guys pay any attention to (filling Dixon’s shoes),” Mullen said.

With Dixon, the record-setting tailback, prepping for the NFL Draft later this month, State’s practice fields have been filled with a handful of players wanting to be the next feature back.