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A season ago, Todd Grantham was the toast of Starkville, as his ultra-aggressive Mississippi State defense racked up sacks and tackles. This Saturday, Mississippi State fans will be hoping Grantham’s aggression leads to big plays for the Bulldogs again, only this time its the maroon and white offense that will hopefully be doing the celebrating. … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Find its Offense Against Todd Grantham and Florida?”
It shouldn’t be surprising that after racking up 16 penalties in a 28-7 loss to Kentucky, that the aspect of the game is at the forefront for the Mississippi State coaching staff. When I got the chance to speak with offensive coordinator Luke Getsy, the word he emphasized the most was “focus.” You got the … Continue reading “MSU Practice Report: Focus is the Watchword as Mississippi State Prepares for Florida”
Ole Miss hits the road for the first time in nearly a month this weekend as a top five LSU team awaits under the lights in Death Valley. The Rebels returned to the practice field on Tuesday. Here are some news and notes from practice. Ken Webster to return: Secondary coach Jason Jones said after … Continue reading “Ole Miss Tuesday Practice Report: Defensive Notes, A.J. Brown Talks LSU Secondary”
Emotion was Mississippi State’s enemy against Kentucky, as the Bulldogs were unable to keep their heads in a 28-7 loss to the Wildcats that saw the maroon and white rack up 16 penalties. Now that the game everybody has been waiting for is here, how will the Bulldogs keep a even keel? Brian Hadad and … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Keep its Emotions in Check Against Florida?”
Ole Miss is 3-1, precisely where most thought it would be sitting a month into the season contingent on a successful result in the season opener against Texas Tech. The path to 3-1 hasn’t been pretty. The defensive shortcomings have glared and a high-powered offense survived a six quarter stretch of stagnant production. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading “Ole Miss Monday Presser Notes: Rebels Prepare For Road Test At LSU”
From the moment he had arrived at Mississippi State, Coach Joe Moorhead had displayed a confidence and a coolness about him whenever he spoke publicly. Today, following his first loss as head coach of the Bulldogs, he showed off a fiery side, making it clear that the sloppy play and penalties that plagued his team … Continue reading “Week 5 Press Conference: Coach Joe Moorhead Shows His Fiery Side as MSU Prepares for Florida”
Mississippi State got a cold slap from reality Saturday night in Kentucky, as the Bulldogs were manhandled by the Wildcats in suffering their first loss of the season. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss everything we learned after the Bulldogs put together a shockingly poor performance.
Mississippi State had looked the part of its preseason expectations through its first three games, but as the Bulldogs left the field in Lexington, KY, that bubble had burst and MSU found itself asking what went wrong in an embarrassing 28-7 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats. State’s offense, which had been so effective in the … Continue reading “STM Gameday: Mississippi State Falls Apart at Kentucky in an Embarrassing 28-7 Loss”
Given the opponent Ole Miss played on Saturday, it is hard to gauge how much tangible improvement the defense has made after a turbulent couple of weeks. But in the Rebels’ 38-17 victory over Kent State, a struggling defensive unit received a confidence boost, if nothing else. The defense sacked Kent State quarterback Woody Barrett … Continue reading “Ole Miss Defense Tallies Seven Sacks, Builds Confidence In Win Over Kent State”
Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and Kent State featured two different weather delays and was a slog by all measures. The Ole Miss offense contributed to that theme in the first half as the Rebels found themselves tied with the Golden Flashes 7-7 heading into halftime, out-gained 264-226. Moving the ball wasn’t an issue until … Continue reading “Ole Miss Offense Overcomes Slow Start in Win Over Kent State”