Monthly Archives: July 2013

Recruiting: West Point’s Williams Commits to MSU

Mississippi State received a big commitment from a local kid this afternoon. According to multiple reports, Aeris Williams, a running back from West Point, made a verbal commitment to MSU today. Williams is the 14th member of the Bulldogs’ 2014 commitment

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Preseason Camp One Day Away

The countdown to Aug. 31 begins in earnest tomorrow when Mississippi State opens preseason camp. The first practice is scheduled for a 5 p.m. start, and it’s open to the media and public. The first six practices, in fact, will

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Recruiting: MSU Gets Commitments from Two Pitchers

Just a few weeks after reaching the finals of the College World Series, MSU is continuing to beef up its talent. The Bulldogs recently received verbal commitments from a pair of pitchers: Jesse McCord of Spanish Fort, Ala., and Aaron Dominguez of

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MSU’s Five Most Important Defensive Players

Time for another list. Yesterday we looked at MSU’s five most important offensive players, and today we go to the other side of the ball. As I wrote yesterday, this is not a list of the best players, but the

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Blog Bag: Back from Summer Vacation

After a lengthy summer hiatus, the Blog Bag returns to answer your questions, whatever they might be. With preseason football camp approaching – and the start of the season a mere 33 days off – I’m sure you have many

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MSU’s Five Most Important Offensive Players

‘Tis the season for lists, those subjective efforts to quantify the importance of a player or coach or team or whatever. With preseason camp nearing, we will soon have some fresher material to work with and can mercifully put lists

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Premature Preview 2013: Alabama

Previously: Oklahoma State, Alcorn State, Auburn, Troy, LSU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, South Carolina, Texas A&M MSU rolled into Tuscaloosa last year 7-0 and ranked No. 13 in the country, hoping to take down the top-ranked Crimson Tide. The #webelieve hashtag took

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Top 5 Bulldogs for 2013

Lists are always fun, right? Sure, so let’s do one. A lot of MSU players have been added to preseason award watch lists – more than usual, it seems. In fact, a total of eight Bulldogs occupy 12 of these

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Premature Preview 2013: Texas A&M

Previously: Oklahoma State, Alcorn State, Auburn, Troy, LSU, Bowling Green, Kentucky, South Carolina A tough closing stretch for MSU continues with a second consecutive road game, and against a team that could very well be in the national title picture.

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Putting a Ribbon on SEC Media Days

With the 2013 SEC Media Days in the books, I figured I’d try and wrap things up for you the best I could. Let’s start with some links. • My column on MSU quarterback Tyler Russell • My story on Alabama

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Audio: Talking Football (and Barbecue) with Andy Staples

HOOVER, Ala. | I caught up with Andy Staples of Sports Illustrated yesterday, and the interview aired this morning on my radio show, LockeDown Corner. In case you missed it, I thought I’d post it here for your listening pleasure. Staples, of

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