Hold on, not so fast my friend


Already, reports are surfacing that John Cohen has made his first hire – Lane Burroughs, who was on Cohen’s staff at Northwestern State.

While there is indeed great interest in bringing him to MSU, a hire has not been officially made. Is it likely? Most definitely. Burroughs, the former Southern Miss assistant who is at Jones County Community College following a brief stop at Kansas State, is known as a great recruiter, one of the reasons USM has enjoyed the success it has the last six or seven years.

But again, NO HIRE has been made. But note that will likely change by the end of the week.


6 Responses to “Hold on, not so fast my friend”

  1. maxdawg Says:

    Well Ya Gotta change this!

  2. thingreenline Says:


    I don’t want to beat a dead horse or anything, but a couple quick questions about Polk….

    Has he ever been asked what makes him think he has the luxury of picking his successor every time? I mean, he hand-picked McMahan (sp), so what’s his deal?

    Also, I’m not a lawyer, but the quote about not leaving any paperwork about the players for Cohen to use really pisses me off. Would that not be considered the property of Mississippi State, as opposed to the property of Ron Polk?

    I didn’t get to watch all of the Georgia/NC State game yesterday, but I bet the ESPN2 commentators were searching for Polk to get a quick interview…..haven’t heard anything about it yet. He is now considered MSU’s crazy uncle.

  3. Gregg Ellis Says:

    TGL, player evaluations are his thoughts and his words. I’m going to assume that paperwork belongs to him.

    And yes, he’s been asked. And his response has always been he’s earned the right and that he knows more about MSU baseball than anyone.

    My take is, while he’s done so much for the program, he’s not bigger than the program. I’m writing a column on such later in the week.

  4. gmvbham7 Says:

    Same thing happened at Florida State. Bowden recommended Mickey Andrews but the University chose Jimbo Fisher. Difference is that Bowden handled it with class and dignity. My take is that Polk had agreement with Templeton that Raffo would succeed him. That plan blew up when LT got replaced. Polk didn’t know how to handle so he went public promoting Raffo thinking the MSU faithful would do anything he wanted especially with the threats he threw out. Bad game plan by Polk. You get more with honey than vinegar. I also think Raffo could have promoted himself better but he let Polk do the hatchet job which failed.

  5. redsrock1 Says:

    GE ..you are correct when you say “he’s not bigger than the program”.
    Probably is he thinks he is.

    Keep us posted on coaches hired!

  6. theconquistador2 Says:

    Hahaha. Are any of you watching the WSU vs FSU Super Regional? WSU was batting with a runner on with two outs and the batter hit a pop up in foul territory and a FSU fan reached over the fence and took the foul ball away from the third baseman. The next pitch was a 2-run homer. The guy just left with a police escort. This guy wasn’t Steve Bartman. Classic.

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