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?”

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.

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”

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?”

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Finds Another Benefit in Dan Mullen’s Departure

Mississippi State fans have made it clear that Dan Mullen’s abrupt departure from the football program was a much needed breath of fresh air. Now that the band-aid has been ripped off Mullen’s mentor Urban Meyer’s Ohio State program, did the Bulldogs get another reason to be glad Mullen no longer calls Starkville home? Brian … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Finds Another Benefit in Dan Mullen’s Departure”

Thunder & Lightning: What Will Mississippi State’s Depth Chart Look Like in Week 1?

Kickoff is just days away for Mississippi State, and after Wednesday night’s final scrimmage, it looks as if the depth chart is finally set for Joe Moorhead. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman give their thoughts on the starting 22, then continue the Opponent Preview series with a look at Kansas State, talking to GoPowerCat.com’s Tim … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: What Will Mississippi State’s Depth Chart Look Like in Week 1?”

Thunder & Lightning: Who is “Ya Boy” on This Year’s Mississippi State Team?

It’s time for the annual tradition, blatantly ripped off from the Six Pack Message Board. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break out their player predictions, including the famous “Ya Boy” pick, plus discuss Monday’s practice and give the second to last installment of the Preseason Predictions with a look at the Ole Miss Rebels.

Thunder & Lightning: Joe Moorhead Makes it Clear, This is His Offense

Joe Moorhead made one thing clear Saturday night after talking to the media, it will be him making the playcalls for Mississippi State this fall. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman ask if that’s a good idea, plus get one game closer to the end of the Box Score series with a look at Arkansas.

Thunder & Lightning: Revealing the 2018 Mississippi State Media Poll

How are the people covering Mississippi State on a daily basis looking at this year’s team? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman reveal the third annual Mississippi State Media poll, which provides an optimistic outlook for the Bulldogs. The guys also continue the Opponent Preview series with a look at Louisiana-Lafayette, and unveil the first ever … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Revealing the 2018 Mississippi State Media Poll”