Receivers coach Mirando resigns

Wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando has resigned, effective immediately, Mississippi State just announced in a release.

The release cites “personal reasons” for the resignation.

“I have enjoyed my time at Mississippi State as a graduate assistant and as an assistant coach. I have made friends that will last a lifetime; however, due to unforeseen personal issues, I believe it is in my best interest to resign from Mississippi State,” Mirando said in the release. “I want to stress that these issues are personal. 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 had been a graduate assistant for the Bulldogs until former receivers coach Mark Hudspeth left to become the head coach at Louisiana-Lafayette at the end of the 2010 regular season. Mirando was named the interim coach for the Gator Bowl and was then promoted to the full-time receivers coach in January.

Dan Mullen may follow that route again, leaning on a GA, or perhaps even coaching the receivers himself or making it a team effort by the offensive staff.

“We appreciate Angelo and the work he did, and wish him the best in wherever the future takes him,” Mullen said in the release. “We’ll take some time to evaluate what our next steps will be with that staff position, but I’m confident in our veteran group of wide receivers and know they’ll be focused and ready to go Sept. 1.”

MSU does have experience at the position with seniors Arceto Clark, Chad Bumphis and Chris Smith registering as the Bulldogs’ top receivers last year.

Update: An athletic department spokesman says Mirando was not arrested.

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