Well, we may finally know what was so “personal” for Mirando.
Earlier on Thursday, ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted that Mirando resigned ”in the wake of an ongoing NCAA investigation into his recruitment of at least one Bulldogs player.”
That player would later be identified as freshman Will Redmond; the “irregularity” reportedly involves a car.
While the school has not officially confirmed or denied that report, it did release a statement a short time later admitting the Association was poking around for “recruiting irregularity.” Here is that statement, courtesy of Brandon Marcello of the Clarion-Ledger.
Over the last several months, Mississippi State has worked in cooperation with the NCAA to examine a potential recruiting irregularity. We are nearing the end of this examination, and it is our intent to provide additional details when it is complete.
Exactly what kind of irregularity? No idea, but one coach has already stepped down from his position in what we can rationally assume is more than just convenient timing.
Still, Dan Mullen wouldn’t allude to anything ongoing.
“Yeah, he’s practicing,” Mullen said of Redmond. ”I would try to get a little more reliable source than Joe Schad.” (laughing) “I’m supposed to be coaching at State College (Penn State), I guess, right now, too, according to Joe Schad last year. Wasn’t that the case?”