T&L Exclusive: Mississippi State “Chief of Staff” Dave Emerick

One of the most popular new faces for Mississippi State football is a man who will not be calling plays or designing drills for practice. Brian Hadad caught up with Dave Emerick, the “chief of staff” for head coach Mike Leach, to find out what exactly his job entitles, and what the team’s plan is … Continue reading “T&L Exclusive: Mississippi State “Chief of Staff” Dave Emerick”

Thunder & Lightning Deep Dive: The Start of the Jackie Sherrill Era

There can be no question that Mississippi State football took its biggest step forward in decades in 1991, when Jackie Sherrill was announced as head coach. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at that event and how it shaped the modern face of Bulldog football, with interviews from former maroon and white legends Bill Sartin … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning Deep Dive: The Start of the Jackie Sherrill Era”

Thunder & Lightning: What Will Mississippi State’s 2021 on the Diamond Look Like?

We should be discussing the teams headed to Starkville for regional play and Mississippi State’s path back to the College World Series, but it will a full year before that conversation can be had. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look ahead to Memorial Day 2021 and ask where the Diamond Dawgs will be when that … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: What Will Mississippi State’s 2021 on the Diamond Look Like?”

Thunder & Lightning: Jarrian Jones and Why The Egg Bowl Rivalry Will Never Cool Off

One side will call him a hero, the other side will label him a villain, but all Jarrian Jones did by transferring from Mississippi State to Ole Miss is prove a point. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine his decision and why it shows any hope for a kinder, gentler Egg Bowl is foolish optimism. … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Jarrian Jones and Why The Egg Bowl Rivalry Will Never Cool Off”

Thunder & Lightning: Deep Dive: Mississippi State’s 1991 SEC Championship

It had been 28 years since Mississippi State’s one and only appearance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Not many Bulldog fans would have predicted the 1990-91 team to break that drought, but Coach Richard Williams and his experienced squad fought their way through to earn the program’s first SEC title since the 60’s. Brian … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Deep Dive: Mississippi State’s 1991 SEC Championship”

T&L Exclusive: Coach Mike Leach Joins Thunder & Lightning

It has been an offseason unlike any other for all of college football, and like most coaches, Mike Leach is excited to get back to work. The head man at Mississippi State joins Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman to discuss some of the big questions surrounding his plans to revamp the Bulldog offense. Photo courtesy … Continue reading “T&L Exclusive: Coach Mike Leach Joins Thunder & Lightning”

Thunder & Lightning: Three New Faces Mississippi State Must Rely On in 2020

Mississippi State is making big changes on both sides of the ball, and of course, all eyes are on new quarterback KJ Costello to lead Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look beyond the obvious to pinpoint three relatively new faces that the Bulldogs need big contributions from this upcoming season.

Thunder & Lightning: Deep Dive-The Stansbury Era Part 1

At a time for Mississippi State where football was at its lowest point, Rick Stansbury gave Bulldog fans something to cheer about and made The Hump one of the most feared places to play in college basketball. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look back at the first half of Stansbury’s time in Starkville, and are … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Deep Dive-The Stansbury Era Part 1”