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Confident Ole Miss team readies for another ranked foe in Mississippi State

By Brian Scott Rippee | January 11, 2019

Saturday will bring with it an interesting mix of emotions for first-year head coach Kermit Davis when he enters Humphrey Coliseum to face his alma mater in the same gym in which his father used to coach from 1971-77. It’s been a while since Davis has been back to Starkville and the Hump, and he … Continue reading “Confident Ole Miss team readies for another ranked foe in Mississippi State”

MSU Hoops: Coach Ben Howland Previews Saturday’s Huge Game Against Ole Miss

By Brian Hadad | January 11, 2019

When Mississippi State and Ole Miss go head to head, the sport doesn’t matter, you know the intensity will be dialed up. This Saturday’s matchup in Starkville is the first game between the two rivals that has any meaning beyond getting the upper hand in-state in over a decade. With the Bulldogs coming off a … Continue reading “MSU Hoops: Coach Ben Howland Previews Saturday’s Huge Game Against Ole Miss”

Thunder & Lightning: Is Saturday’s Showdown With Ole Miss a “Must Win” Game for Mississippi State?

By Brian Hadad | January 11, 2019

A week ago, Mississippi State was looking at its opening slate in SEC play and wondering if a 4-0 start wasn’t out of the question. Today, the Bulldogs appear to be in must win mode as the Ole Miss Rebels arrive in Starkville with a ton of momentum. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman outline what … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Is Saturday’s Showdown With Ole Miss a “Must Win” Game for Mississippi State?”

T&L Extra: Previewing MSU-Ole Miss With STM’s Brian Scott Rippee

By Brian Hadad | January 11, 2019

Mississippi State welcomes Ole Miss to the Humphrey Coliseum on Saturday for a game that could have major repercussions for both teams. Brian Hadad welcomes his SportsTalk Mississippi counterpart, Brian Scott Rippee, to get a better look at how the Rebels have been so much better than expected, and what kind of game to expect … Continue reading “T&L Extra: Previewing MSU-Ole Miss With STM’s Brian Scott Rippee”

Traces of Rich Rodriguez’s offense can be found elsewhere in the Magnolia State

By Brian Scott Rippee | January 10, 2019

Rich Rodriguez hasn’t been a coordinator in nearly two decades, dating back to being the offensive coordinator at Clemson from 1999-2000.vHe was the youngest head coach in college football when he was named the head man at Salem College in 1988 at just 24 years old. “I was the youngest to get fired at 25 … Continue reading “Traces of Rich Rodriguez’s offense can be found elsewhere in the Magnolia State”

Ole Miss downs No. 11 Auburn to deliver The Pavilion its first signature moment

By Brian Scott Rippee | January 9, 2019

Terence Davis released his grip of the rim and began his descent to the floor as the 8,200 in the Pavilion seats rose to its feet following a dunk from the senior guard that injected energy into a building already brimming with it. Davis’ dunk gave Ole Miss a 63-57 lead amidst an 11-3 run … Continue reading “Ole Miss downs No. 11 Auburn to deliver The Pavilion its first signature moment”

WATCH: Mike MacIntyre and Rich Rodriguez press conference

By Brian Scott Rippee | January 9, 2019

Ole Miss’ two new coordinators met with the media in their first public appearance since joining Matt Luke’s staff. Mike MacIntyre and Rich Rodriguez talked about their respective schemes, what sold them on Matt Luke and Ole Miss, and also what is was like facing each other in the PAC 12 for five years. 

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State’s Loss to South Carolina is More About Perception Than Reality

By Brian Hadad | January 9, 2019

If there is one phrase that Brian Hadad has said on a podcast more than a couple of times, it is “Perception is Reality.” He and Joel Coleman explain why Mississippi State’s SEC opening defeat at the hands of South Carolina means more about how people are going to view this team than any real … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State’s Loss to South Carolina is More About Perception Than Reality”

A week of opportunity and challenge begins for Ole Miss against Auburn

By Brian Scott Rippee | January 8, 2019

Ole Miss is going to get a taste of how difficult the SEC with a two-game slate against top 15 teams this week, beginning with10th-ranked Auburn on Wednesday and then a road game at 14th-ranked Mississippi State on Saturday. Wednesday night’s game against the Tigers is an interesting opportunity for this team in a couple … Continue reading “A week of opportunity and challenge begins for Ole Miss against Auburn”

Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Start SEC Play on the Right Foot Against South Carolina?

By Brian Hadad | January 8, 2019

Mississippi State enters SEC play Tuesday night with their highest ranking in 14 years. Can the Bulldogs continue their winning ways against a South Carolina team coming off an upset win in the opening weekend? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break down the opener, plus ask the question, is Dak Prescott a CFB Hall of … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Can Mississippi State Start SEC Play on the Right Foot Against South Carolina?”