Bob Shoop's job just got a little bit easier. Defensive end Montez Sweat announced Saturday that he's returning for his senior season at Mississippi State, giving new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and the rest of the Bulldogs back the SEC's leading pass-rusher in 2017. "While we accomplished a lot in 2017, I know 2018 can be something special," Sweat said in a statement. "With that being said, I am excited to announce I am returning to Mississippi State for my senior season in 2018." Sweat recorded 10.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss this season, his first in Starkville after starting his career at Michigan State and Co-Lin Community College. Both totals are tied for the SEC lead and were the most at Mississippi State by a significant margin.