And that’s a wrap


For spring football that is.

The Maroon team wins 6-0 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Chris Relf to Co-Eric Riley in overtime. And sports fans, that was the lone offensive highlight of the day.

Unless, of course, you count all the turnovers and pre-snap penalties. However, MSU coach Sylvester Croom said not to read too much into Saturday’s production. After all, it was a bland spring game.

As for the rest of spring, he saw improvement from an offensive standpoint and is confident about what 2008 has in store.

“We’ve still got to up our tempo on offense, particularly with the change to the 40-second clock,” he said. “We’ll spend a lot of time, as many as we can with our conference officials, when we practice in the fall so we can get a true feel for what the change is going to be like in the ball games.”

He also said backup quarterback Tyson Lee, also a walk-on, will be on scholarship by the fall. Saturday, Lee was 12-of-21 passing for 127 yards and an interception.

In other news, MSU dropped a 5-1 decision to Georgia in baseball and now the series is even at 1-apiece. Sunday’s rubber match is set for 1:30 p.m.

And in case you haven’t read the Daily Journal today, here are your MSU stories:
Law & Order bites the Bulldogs again.
Ron Polk explains his decision to retire.


18 Responses to “And that’s a wrap”

  1. tupelodent Says:

    6-0 in a freakin spring game, are you kidding me? That is pathetic! Makes me want to rethink my season ticket order.

  2. farley662 Says:

    I would agree dent, but the inlaws are paying for ours this year, so………….

  3. db33 Says:

    You can’t be surprised. Our offense has been pathetic for years. But, hey, ol’ Woody got a raise anyway so what does he care!?! He’s got a sweet deal. His pay isn’t tied to his job performance!

  4. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    One thing for sure, plenty fireworks going on up there in S’ville this week. Sports tickets could be plentiful and the issue of bullet proof vests mandatory for those entering into the area..

  5. tupelodent Says:

    Spring games are supposed to fire up the fan base to buy season tickets. Croom should have put our #1 offense on the #3 defense so we could score some points and have some fun. Everything going on down there just boggles the mind.

  6. pimpdog Says:

    If you are buying season tickets based on a spring game then, well, I’m not sure what to say. I thought 8 wins and bowl win would motivate you.

  7. warbirdz44 Says:

    Who knows, maybe this means we just have a damn good defense this year!

  8. 2thdoc Says:

    Well we did score more points than number of arrests…I think?

  9. theconquistador Says:

    Wow. No offensive production. Never would have thought that (note heavy sarcasm). Looks like we’ve got another year of being ranked in the triple digits. Is it basketball season yet (ha ha)? Nothing is going right in Starkville. If Raffo gets hired, I’m gonna start crying. 😦

  10. thespear Says:

    good for Lee, he deserves it.

    Gregg, what exactly are the clock changes this year?

  11. farley662 Says:

    How bout them Cardinal?

  12. cpdawg Says:

    it is sad that our offense managed 6 points when we had 5 starters on d not even playing because of their gangster actions

  13. tupelopixdotcom Says:

    Not much for us to be excited about these days. Oh well. At least we still have The Van.

  14. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Guys, the starters played roughly 25 percent of the time. The backups got the rest.

  15. 2thdoc Says:

    For those who didn’t see ESPN’s “Say It Loud” on Coach Croom, it has been posted on YouTube in 3 parts without commercials. Very good piece on CC except for at the end calling us the “Tigers”

    Part 1 on YouTube.

  16. 2thdoc Says:

    Part 2 on YouTube.

  17. 2thdoc Says:

    Part 3 on YouTube.

  18. Gregg Ellis Says:

    2thdoc, I hope you don’t mind that I cleaned up the comments with the links.

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