Monthly Archives: November 2012

Blog Bag Answers: Tough Questions for the Football Team

Y’all came through for me on short notice this week, and for that I’m grateful. Lots of good, tough questions, and hopefully you find my answers satisfactory. It seems y’all are wanting to analyze the football regular season that just

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SEC Power Rankings: Adult Diapers, Cockfighting and ‘The Idaho Job’

After taking last week off to consume much turkey and Egg Bowl-ness, the SEC Power Rankings make their return. It’s the final set of rankings for the regular season; I might do one more after the bowls, but maybe not.

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Music City Bowl President Expects ‘Difficult Decision’ Sunday

I finally caught up with Music City Bowl president Scott Ramsey this afternoon, and we talked extensively about the three teams they’re considering: MSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. State and Vandy are both 8-4, while Ole Miss is 6-6. The unwritten

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On the Links: Opinion Offering; Remembering Mitchell; Joan Gruben

Hey, y’all. The blogs were down for a while, but they’re back. So I have a few links for you this morning. Plenty of good reading material to help you make it to lunch. • My opinion offering is on

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Week 14 Statshot: 73.3

Fourth down has not been kind to Mississippi State’s defense. The Bulldogs (8-4, 4-4 SEC) have allowed opponents to convert on 11 of 15 fourth downs this season, or 73.3%. That ranks last in the SEC and 114th in the

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Blog Bag: Late, but It’s Back

Hey, I know this is late. My bad. But at least we have a Blog Bag this week, unlike last week, when all the Egg Bowl/Thanksgiving craziness kind of left this little feature out in the cold. But it’s back,

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Q&A: Stricklin Talks Bowl Possibilities

Today’s Journal centerpiece was a bowl update we wrote on MSU and Ole Miss. The Rebels are holding out hope for something better than the BBVA Compass Bowl, while the Bulldogs are likely headed to the Gator Bowl or possibly

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FINAL: MSU 60, Alcorn State 42 (w/Video)

Recapping MSU’s 60-42 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday night at Humphrey Coliseum. ––––– • The buzz: MSU (2-4) jumped out early, trailing only at 2-0. It reeled off 13 consecutive points after that and kept pouring it on behind a

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Video: New MSU Soccer Coach ‘Competitive as Hell’

Mississippi State has a new soccer coach, as Aaron Gordon was introduced this afternoon. It’s the first head coaching job for Gordon, 43, who spent the previous six seasons helping build up the Texas Tech program. He was associate head coach

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Gator Bowl President Expects to Choose Between MSU, Vanderbilt

Mississippi State is very well end up in the Gator Bowl for the second time in three years, but it’s far from settled. I just spoke with Gator Bowl president Rick Catlett, who said MSU (8-4, 4-4 SEC) is one of

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Conerly Trophy: Banks vs. Wallace

The ballots have been cast, and tonight we find out who is the best college football player in Mississippi. The Conerly Trophy will be presented at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 7 p.m. MSU’s nominee is

Posted in Football

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