It seemed odd when Mississippi State receivers coach Angelo Mirando resigned on Sunday, two weeks before the start of the season, but ESPN's Joe Schad reported Thursday that he left because of an NCAA investigation involving his recruitment of at least one Mississippi State player.

The school issued a statement, reported by the Clarion-Ledger, that acknowledged an investigation.

It read: "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."

Mirando had said in his resignation statement that he was leaving because of "unforseen personal issues."