Bulldogs even the score

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Heat 1, Mississippi State 1

Hey, MSU was known for a few fourth-quarter rallies last year.

Sylvester Croom’s tone was much different on Monday than it was on Sunday.

Sunday, the fifth-year MSU coach was rather upset with his team’s play, particularly the offense. Monday was a whole different story, one that told of a much more happier football coach.

Wesley Carroll looked more like the quarterback Croom thought he would be, while he said Anthony Dixon had his best practice ever. EVER.

In fact, he said the team from an overall standpoint had its best “second” practice since he’s been here.

“It was a big step forward,” Croom said. “From top to bottom they were concentrating on trying to do things right, and I was very pleased with the way we went about things today.”

On Tuesday, the Bulldogs will add shoulder pads for the first time. On Thursday, they’ll be in full gear. Friday, it’s two-a-days, then on Saturday they’ll scrimmage for the first time.

Usually, Croom doesn’t put his team through a scrimmage until the second week, but he said with so many veterans he feels they can scrimmage earlier this year.

That scrimmage, mind you, is closed to the public.

Today’s reading
Derek Sherrod makes the move from right tackle to left tackle.

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10 Responses to “Bulldogs even the score”

  1. imabulldog Says:

    Atta boyz!

    That heat ain’t no joke. Glad our boys jumped back into the swing.

    GG, how is Dixon- fit wise?

  2. carwwest Says:

    ha talk about extremes…i still dont take too much from the first couple days but it is always nice to hear when our boys are doing good….i’d like to know how the o-line, TE’s, and DEs are doing since those are our real questions right now….

  3. Gregg Ellis Says:

    Nor do I carwwest. In fact, get back to me on Saturday following the scrimmage. I think we’ll know a lot more then.

    Ima, Dixon looks good. He’s in good shape and more importantly, he’s not in Croom’s doghouse. Last year, I think they gave him the deed to the place.

  4. jcdawgman18 Says:

    Like I said yesterday, sometimes you just have bad practices. We got it back together yesterday. But I also said you can’t ride the roller coaster, so we can’t get too high based on one practice, either. Gotta keep an even keel. If the guys just go about their business day by day and do everything the coaches ask of them (and hopefully a little more), we will be prepared to have the season we are capable of.
    BTW, I will say one last thing about offense: The offense I want ours to look like is the University of Georgia. It is based on a power running game, but they also have the ability to stretch the field and spread folks out with the pass. That is what I believe our goal is, and I do believe we will get there. Not all this year, but within the next two years I think we will be on that level.

  5. dc31 Says:

    I agree with you jcdawgman, Georgia’s offense has been sexy since Richt got there and FSU’s hasn’t been the same since he left. I thought FSU should have given Richt a shot at the post Bowden job instead of caving in to Jimbo Fisher.

  6. jcdawgman18 Says:

    One more thing about GA, their offense goes as their O-line goes. They have one of the best O-lines in the country. We have followed a similar path in that we have really worked hard on developing our line as well. That will start to really show when we start consistently seeing only 7 in the box on most plays. That, my friends, is the key to our offense. It is not throwing it all over the field, it is just throwing it well enough to make defenses respect the pass. I believe we will finally be capable of that this year. NOTE: I think the inability to make the defense respect the pass has been more a product of a lack of a qb (Wes had a noodle arm last year, and everyone knows about Henig) than scheme in any way. If Wes’ arm has improved as much as it sounds like it has, we should be able to make defenses pay our passing game some respect this year. This opens up the lanes for AD, and the rest falls into place from there.

    GO DAWGS!!!

  7. carwwest Says:

    henig was retarded and scared most of the time…maybe not scared but real antsy to get rid of the ball…..carroll will never have a real good arm but all he has to do is manage and make good decisions which croom says he has been doing pretty good….it doesnt help that we dont have playmakers on the outside….i mean when is the last time we had a 5 and out pattern that a reciever broke for a huge gain….but you are right jc, if we can put up just enoungh passing yards to make it known to the defense, you will see dixon have longer runs and a better avg per carry which is the style of offense state needs…..

    GO DAWGS!

  8. bigdraws Says:

    Quick reminder. MSU preseason football show features M-State tonight at 7pm on FSN.

  9. dc31 Says:

    When you guys get a chance, go look at dawgsbite and see the video of O’Neal Wilder burning one of those DBs in practice, about 5 yards of sep

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