Floyd Allen’s Improbable Journey to the SEC

A black 2003 Honda Civic rolled to a stop in a parking lot at Alondra Park just off the campus of El Camino College in Los Angeles County, California. Just over eight miles west of Compton in the South Bay area, Floyd Allen put the car in park and lay down in the back seat. … Continue reading “Floyd Allen’s Improbable Journey to the SEC”

Thunder & Lightning: Could This Be Mississippi State’s Greatest Defense Ever?

For nearly two decades now, Mississippi State’s 1999 defense has been the gold standard, the unit everybody has pointed to when asked what was the greatest group in school history. Does this 2018 defense have the potential to be crowned as the new king of the mountain? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at both … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Could This Be Mississippi State’s Greatest Defense Ever?”

Practice Report: Mississippi State Still Has Things to Clean Up After a Dominating Performance

Mississippi State put together the kind of box score defensive coordinators dream about last week against Kansas State, holding the Wildcats to just over 200 yards and only 10 points.  Even with that kind of game, defensive coordinator Bob Shoop still saw plenty his unit has to correct after what he described as “the sloppiest … Continue reading “Practice Report: Mississippi State Still Has Things to Clean Up After a Dominating Performance”

Thunder & Lightning: Has Joe Moorhead Delivered a Different Offense to Mississippi State?

Offense was the reason Joe Moorhead got the job at Mississippi State, and he promised to add an big play passing game to the already formidable rushing attack of the Bulldogs. So through two games, has he delivered on that assurance? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman debate that and ask what is the biggest difference … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Has Joe Moorhead Delivered a Different Offense to Mississippi State?”

Practice Report: Quarterback Issues “Correctable” at Mississippi State

Mississippi State entered the season wanting to be more efficient in the passing game while adding the element of the deep throw to its physical rushing attack. Through two games, the Bulldogs have not shown the consistency Coach Joe Moorhead has wanted out of the quarterback position. Speaking with the offensive staff on Tuesday, the … Continue reading “Practice Report: Quarterback Issues “Correctable” at Mississippi State”

Ole Miss Monday Presser Notes: Rebels Shift Focus to Alabama

Ole Miss’ toughest test of 2018 season has arrived in week three and it comes in the form of Alabama — the defending national champions and the number one ranked team in the country with the most dynamic quarterback of the Nick Saban era leading the offense. Sophomore signal caller Tua Tagovailoa exploded onto the … Continue reading “Ole Miss Monday Presser Notes: Rebels Shift Focus to Alabama”

Week 3 Press Conference: Joe Moorhead on Aeris Williams, Offensive Balance, and Helmet Stickers

Two wins in two games for Coach Joe Moorhead’s Mississippi State team, and the Bulldogs were incredibly impressive in their victory over Kansas State on Saturday.  Moorhead spoke with the local media on Monday about his team’s superlatives and what to look for this weekend when Louisiana comes to Davis Wade Stadium. Of note, Moorhead … Continue reading “Week 3 Press Conference: Joe Moorhead on Aeris Williams, Offensive Balance, and Helmet Stickers”

Thunder & Lightning: What’s True After Mississippi State Manhandles Kansas State?

Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman told you last week, Mississippi State was going to win and win easily when it traveled to Manhattan to take on Kansas State. So what do we know now about the Bulldogs that we didn’t before? The guys tell what’s true about the maroon and white, plus Joel explains “What’s … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: What’s True After Mississippi State Manhandles Kansas State?”

Sanders, Offense Power Rebels Past Early Struggles in 76-41 Win

The Ole Miss offense probably didn’t anticipate having to match Southern Illinois score-for-score for the entire first half of Saturday’s 76-41 win, but that was the case and the unit was up to the task. Jordan Ta’amu threw for 448 yards — the third best single game total in school history — and five touchdowns … Continue reading “Sanders, Offense Power Rebels Past Early Struggles in 76-41 Win”

Ole Miss Defense Struggles Against SIU as More Daunting Challenges Lie Ahead

It was a tumultuous day for an Ole Miss defense that showed signs of progression in the second half of a season-opening win over Texas Tech. The Rebels allowed 629 yards to a Southern Illinois team that finished 4-7 a year ago, and surrendered 38 points and 386 yards in a first half in which … Continue reading “Ole Miss Defense Struggles Against SIU as More Daunting Challenges Lie Ahead”