Thunder & Lightning: Will Mississippi State Stay Pass-Happy Against Kansas State?

Mississippi State relied heavily on its passing game in the first three quarters against Stephen F. Austin. Now facing a Kansas State that was one of the nation’s worst pass defenses a season ago, will the Bulldogs continue to rely on their aerial attack? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine how Joe Moorhead might gameplan … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Will Mississippi State Stay Pass-Happy Against Kansas State?”

Press Conference: Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead Ready to Hit the Road in Week 2

Joe Moorhead’s Mississippi State squad will hit the road in week two, heading to take on Kansas State in the Bulldogs’ first out of conference road game against a Power 5 opponent in ten seasons.  Moorhead spoke with the local media on Monday, looking back at his team’s opening night performance against Stephen F. Austin, … Continue reading “Press Conference: Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead Ready to Hit the Road in Week 2”

Mississippi State Starts the Moorhead Era In Style With a 63-6 Win Over Stephen F. Austin

Joe Moorhead arrived in Starkville with the promise of yards, points, and wins following him.  He delivered on all three in his debut, as Mississippi State racked up 618 yards in a 63-6 win over Stephen F. Austin Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium.  By the time his Bulldogs had finished, Moorhead’s team had scored … Continue reading “Mississippi State Starts the Moorhead Era In Style With a 63-6 Win Over Stephen F. Austin”

Thunder & Lightning: Will Joe Moorhead’s Debut Define His Career at Mississippi State?

Mississippi State will see its fourth head coach’s debut since 1991 on Saturday. Will his first game set the tone for Joe Moorhead’s tenure in Starkville? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman take a look back at Moorhead’s previous three predecessors and what their first game said about how their careers would go.

Practice Report: How is Mississippi State Preparing on Offense Without Nick Fitzgerald?

Nick Fitzgerald will not be on the field for Mississippi State Saturday night, but that isn’t expected to slow down the Bulldog offense. Bulldog offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said he expects sophomore Keytaon Thompson to have full command of the playbook when he takes the field against Stephen F. Austin. Thompson echoed those statements, stating … Continue reading “Practice Report: How is Mississippi State Preparing on Offense Without Nick Fitzgerald?”

Thunder & Lightning: Nick Fitzgerald’s Suspension Creates an Unexpected Week One Storyline

Normally a coach’s press conference is full of cliches and non-answers, but Joe Moorhead broke that mold on Monday when he announced senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald would miss the season opener due to a suspension. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman ask what that means for Mississippi State in the long run and break down the … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Nick Fitzgerald’s Suspension Creates an Unexpected Week One Storyline”

Ole Miss Game Week: Monday Press Conference Notes

Matt Luke held his first Monday press conference of the season as Ole Miss transitions into its typical game-week routine in preparation for Saturday’s season opener against Texas Tech at NRG Stadium in Houston. Luke, along with coordinators Wesley McGriff and Phil Longo, discussed the Rebels’ fall camp as well as Texas Tech. Here are … Continue reading “Ole Miss Game Week: Monday Press Conference Notes”

MSU Game Week: Joe Moorhead Suspends Nick Fitzgerald For Saturday’s Opener

Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead’s first game week press conference included a bombshell, as he revealed senior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was among three players suspended for Saturday’s season opener against Stephen F. Austin.  Moorhead told the media the suspension is a result of a violation of team policy stemming from an incident that occured … Continue reading “MSU Game Week: Joe Moorhead Suspends Nick Fitzgerald For Saturday’s Opener”

Thunder & Lightning: What Questions Remain As Game Week Arrives for Mississippi State?

It’s finally game week for Joe Moorhead and Mississippi State, but a few questions still have to be answered from the offseason checklist. Brian Hadad takes a look at what we might learn from Monday’s press conference and what will have to wait until Saturday. Brian also looks all the way to the end of … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: What Questions Remain As Game Week Arrives for Mississippi State?”