Posted: 12/19/2012 12:08 PM
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ChrisEmma wrote: For the Mississippi State fans, thanks for stopping by the boards. My question to you is: how would you describe the direction of your program?
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I myself loved the hire of Dan Mullen. He was a young, energetic coach fresh off a national championship with Florida. He has really energized the fanbase and has gotten everyone expecting bigger and better things for Mississippi State football. Sometimes it seems he talks a big talk but that also gets people excited, so whatever he is doing it seems to be working. The donors have come out in full force. State is expanding the stadium, they are almost finished building a giant, football only complex that is nice and modern and recruits and current players should love it. He has added some skill players which State was lacking in.
Posted: 12/26/2012 2:46 PM
Posted: 12/27/2012 3:05 PM
Overall i think MSU is trending upwards. But as a previous poster wrote. Losing 3 of the last 4 games the way MSU did gives reason for pause for me.
Last year MSU played bama and lsu closer than any other team besides when they played each other. This yera was a 180 degree turn in those games then throw in the A&M and om games. It was face palm material.
The defense had some issues with ready to play talent. Meanning talent is there just young and/or inexperienced. Safety play was an issue,along with tackling all season.
The front 7 rarely got push/rush. They tend to defend bigger backs better than smaller ones imo.
On offense practically everyone returns next year. The entire OL if tobias smith can get a 6th year. I think he will be granted that medical. He's been injured an awful lot. Jackson the all SEC OG will test the waters but gaurds aren't generally drafted or rated that high. especially if that's the only position they play. I expect him back.
The offense loses a sixth year TE.
Special teams MSU has a REALLY good punter. The place kicker is a freshman started off horrible. in the middle found his groove. then he was kind of hot and cold to finish out the season. In other words he played like a freshman inconsistant.
If MSu can beat okie state to start off next season. i feel that the season should end in another bowl seaon at least. But the schedule is more like it usually is for MSU. Tough win the toughest teams bama and lsu at MSU. the more winnable games away, save A&M ( tough game).
Again the overall picture looks good to me. But it is a tough road. Next year The SEC schedule is bama, lsu, A&M, arky, auby, om, south carolina and our permanant
ky. The ooc is okie state, troy (who gave us real problems this year), alcorn and i think uab.
Arky and auby won't be down forever. So MSU will have the usual tough schedule. I hope we get down to more physical play on both sides of the ball. If we do i will feel better about next year.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:00 AM
Gladeskat wrote: I think MSU will be comparable to Nebraska talent-wise. Very good passing game. Good pass defense but inconsistent against the run.
Posted: 12/28/2012 2:24 PM
I forgot to add MSU loses 5 WRs this year. Imo 3 will be missed due to play. The other 2 didn't have much in the way of production.
Bumphis quicker than fast and was the most productive for MSU this year.He was followed by Chris Smith,a solid but unspectacular player. Smith had some fumbling issue in a couple of games.
Next year Bumphis will be missed the most imo. The rest were at least solid but easier to replace. That's how i see it anyway.
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