A little of this, a little of that

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Now this is what you call improvement.

After firing a 326 on Wednesday in the opening round of the NCAA golf championships in West Lafayette, Ind., Mississippi State shaved 29 strokes in its second round to record a 297. The Bulldogs are currently in 27th place, and if they are to make the cut after today’s third round, they have to be in the Top 15.

Noah Goldman leads MSU with a two-day total of 152, while Matt Fast is second at 158.

In other news . . .
• Oregon State’s Pat Casey says he is not interested in the MSU job.
• Terry’s Rashun Dixon, an MSU football signee, was named Mississippi’s 2008 Baseball Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior, the little brother of Anthony Dixon hit .530 with 13 home runs and 57 RBIs in leading his team to the Class 5A semifinals.
• The SEC wraps up its meetings in Destin today.
• A total of 15 Mississippi State track and field athletes vie for spots at the upcoming NCAA Championships this weekend at the NCAA Mideast Regional at John McDonnell Field on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville. Entering the regional meet, the MSU men’s team is 23rd in the nation in the latest USTFCCCA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field poll and 20th in the Track and Field News’ rankings.
• And for today’s reading, here’s some more possible candidates to replace Ron Polk.

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20 Responses to “A little of this, a little of that”

  1. bigdraws Says:

    Morning GG. The guys here at work read your list of head coaches today. They all said the only one they would think had a chance off that list would be Buck. Personally I’d rather have the other 3 guys not named Jeff Brantley before Showalter.

  2. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Some are definitely not legit candidates, but I just wanted to give a good sampling of everyone that’s been mentioned.

  3. bigdraws Says:

    Kinda interesting that one of the candidates is going up against the Rubbles this weekend.

  4. bigdraws Says:

    BTW, dallas baptist is up 3-0 over Houston. just sayin

  5. Gregg Ellis Says:

    I told ya’ll DB isn’t a bad team.

  6. bigdraws Says:

    I’ve heard all the bitching and moaning about LT from the Reb fans. So I decided to take a look at the brackets. Only one 3 seed has more losses than they do. And that Rice regional would be just as tough as the one they are in.

  7. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Again, Draws, if anyone has a complaint, it’s Miami.

  8. thespear Says:

    GG, what happened with Antwon Dixon? I know he was in the 2007 class and didn’t qualify academically, i think…. Where does that leave him today?

  9. Gregg Ellis Says:

    spear, last I heard it was Hinds.

  10. bigdraws Says:

    Final T
    Houston
    9
    Dallas Baptist
    5

  11. nashdawg Says:

    Out of the guys listed here, Dan McDonnell is a cut above the rest. Dan’s the man!

  12. cnd46 Says:

    Hey everybody, I’ve been in London the last week, what’s going on

  13. thespear Says:

    Im gonna go out on a limb here and predict LSU is CWS bound and are gonna win it all

  14. bigdraws Says:

    Somebody mentioned UC irivine coach on here last week. Look who’s back. Plus, an old familiar face with Wichita State.

  15. nashdawg Says:

    I read this post from elsewhere this morning and had to reiterate it here. It’s 100% accurate and to-the-point.

    “The anti-Raffo wave has grown beyond ridiculous.
    My main problem with it is that he is one of our own. He played for us and has been a loyal assistant for many years at MSU. People outside the program, which includes the vast majority of fans, can say what they want about Tommy, but he has been a loyal Bulldog and the cannibalistic riot that has broken out against him is awful.
    …but to constantly, and quite often unfairly, slander a fellow Bulldog is just wrong.”

    It’s not whether he has head-coaching experience opinion of so many that staggers my mind, it’s the down-right, murderous attitude that prevails in his hiring as HC of our team.

  16. bigdraws Says:

    I don’t see where the anti-raffo campaign has been that vicious.

  17. nashdawg Says:

    🙂 you made me smile on that comment, draws! Everywhere I go and read about the Coach Polk replacement…I hear awful comments about Raffo.

    Truthfully, it’s just this loyal thing. I can’t get past it.

    You’re a good one, draws…nothing against you!

  18. bigdraws Says:

    I don’t think there needs to be any attacks on Raffo as a guy. I think a lot of the antimosity comes bc of the way Polk handled the situation. As soon as that letter came out, I got that feeling it might get ugly before it was over with.

  19. theconquistador2 Says:

    I haven’t heard one derogatory comment about Raffo. All I hear are legitimate reasons why he shouldn’t be hired.

  20. nashdawg Says:

    You’re 100% correct. Polk has let this NCAA thing affect his logical thinking. Combined with having the national NCAA Baseball Chairman as his very own AD, has fueled the antimosity. I received a personal email from LT last year, after the CWS, in response to a letter I had written him… He defended the NCAA actions to the highest level and guaranteed that I would see positive results from those changes.

    This thing has gotten way out-of-hand. Unfortunately, Raffo is caught directly in the line of fire btwn Polk and all of his environment, and the new incoming AD having to make the biggest decision of his career…right off the bat!

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