I appreciate what Mullen did at MSU. He does have a talent for finding the diamonds in the rough. That being said I think we hit a home run with Mike Leach. The guy has a proven track record at places that are historically hard to recruit at. One thing I noticed is this team isn't afraid of anyone. They think they're going to win every game. Leach doesn't even have all his recruits yet either. I really don't care about the outcome of this Egg Bowl we've already exceeded the expectations in year 2 and that's with SEC officials handing us 1 possibly 2 losses this year. We're a much better team than our ranking shows.
If Greg Knox can win the FSU game and the bowl game then he'd be undefeated as a head coach. He lead MSU in it's win over Louisville after Dan left chasing $$$$.
Mullen to Alabama as OC in the Saban coach rehabilitation clinic??
SEC officials owe MSU 2 wins. Why can't the SEC hire competent officials? Two more wins and MSU goes to a completely different bowl. Yes, we shouldn't be in the position to have questionable calls like that determine the outcome of a game.
It worked at Texas Tech.
Phantom holding call (blade of grass trips ARK receiver) against us on a 4th down play decided the game. Good job again SEC officials.
You mean the same guy that punched our player and wasn't kicked out of the game for it. Again another no call by the referees in this game.
We did, but the SEC officials decided that there was no review process.
The SEC admitted they screwed up the officiating in the Memphis game. Kinda like your game last year against Auburn. So, yeah I think we should be ranked and I'm a little surprised how highly ranked we are. Lets settle it on the field this Saturday and if you win you have a win over a top 25 team again.
Why aren't we ranked in the top 25 if we have 3 wins against teams currently ranked in the top 25?
Why wouldn't Mississippi State be in the hunt? If he wants to throw the ball 60 times a game MSU is clearly the best choice. Other than they don't really have MSU ties. Of all teams listed MSU, Alabama, and Georgia are the more stable programs coaching wise.
It's based on 30 passes or more.
We need to adopt the M over S logo for all our sports.
We seriously need to use the M over S logo on everything.
Bowl eligibility shouldn't be an issue this year if the SEC officials didn't screw MSU in the Memphis game. It may come down to an officiating error as the reason MSU doesn't make a bowl game.
Memphis didn't beat MSU. The officials beat MSU in that game. LSU was a tossup, but we should have won that game. We dominated the stats but not the points.
Shocking loss when MSU has won 4 of the last 6?
Will Rodgers is rated higher than Matt Corral. Just saying.
Is the officiating crew going to be ready for this game? How about the replay people in Birmingham?
Why hasn't this officiating crew been suspended for this? Looks like no repercussions will happen at all. I imagine if it happened to Alabama, Georgia, LSU, or Florida something would have come from it. Why didn't the official that raised his arms blowing the play dead come forward to admit he screwed up to the head official? Since it's just MSU I guess it really doesn't matter.
MSU needs to place the ball in the gut of the officials like a QB does to a RB every time now just to drive home the point.
They got the result they wanted with MSU losing.
MSU didn't play their best game but they won the game. SEC officials spotted Memphis 7 then they had to prove themselves right again on another blown call on the onside kick that MSU recovered.
Not to mention the blown onside kick call right after that.
Does this mean SDS staff will finally write a positive article about MSU this week?
MSU didn't turn the ball over 6 times last game. I think LaTech was the wakeup call MSU needed. I think it's a close game but we figure some stuff out.
My biggest concern is the offensive line play. If they play like the 1st and 4th quarters then I think we win. I want Leach to succeed at MSU. He's done it everywhere else he's been. We just have to be patient with his process.
Nick Saban and the mighty elephants lost to the University of Louisiana Monroe one time. Mike Leach's system will work in the SEC. It's not just his system, but also how he runs the program.
I'm still on the Leach bandwagon. We have a very young team. People forget Washington State gave Auburn all they wanted when they played last time. We're a work in progress and the air raid works when it's executed right. We aren't executing it quite right at the moment, but I saw flashes of what it could be.