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Time again for your questions. I’ve seen a few scattered about the blog, so if y’all could just re-post them on here, it’d be much appreciated. Thanks.

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36 Responses to “Blog Bag”

  1. bigdraws Says:

    When is Sherrod supposed to be back to 100%?

  2. skydawg706 Says:

    1). Coach Croom, I have been a Bulldog fan since the 60s and will always be a Dawg fan – win or loose – I wear my colors and ring my cowbell with pride.

    Also, I am in your court. I feel if you could run some of the plays and do some of the blocking for the players – we’d be a better team – but once the ball is snapped – it’s their game – got to execute – what they’ve been taught, etc., etc., etc.

    43 years later it seems we still are in the rebuilding mode!

    What’s the problem at MSU? Lay the cards on the table – tell it like it is – we deserve to know.

    Like others, because I want MSU to dominate the SEC for a change, “when is it going to be our turn” and what is it going to take to get us there?

    As I am sure you heard/read it all the time, State supporters are asking for changes within the football program – saying “enough is enough”. Tired of hearing “fix things next week.”

    In a teleconference you mentioned you are in the process of self-evaluation and would continue that through this week of practice. You also mentioned how the team was praticing & playing hard, they were just making too many mistakes at crucial times.

    This leaves me to believing there is no significant change in the near future…and change is not close at hand. Why?

    What do you see that we the fans and others do not see in the type of offense we are running? Is the WC for MSU and why in the SEC?

    Based on the numbers of years we have been “trying” to execute the WC offense – what would the Bear say about it (MSU)?

    Woody says it takes “3 years to learn his offense”. 3 years is a long time – that speaks for itself – too complecated for coachs/players to learn to turn a football program around in a short time.

    If the WC is such a great offensive tactic – why are others colleges (SEC – toughest conference) not runing it?

    2). Also, we would like to hear more from Woody.

    SkyDwags want more!

  3. skydawg706 Says:

    Sorry about the long article – but I had to get my final “anquish” out.

    Do my best to ride the storm out….rest of the season…hope for the best.

    GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!

  4. imabulldog Says:

    Hey coach, has McCorvey said anything about his retirement plans?

  5. spaceghost1 Says:

    You probably won’t get an answer to this question, but what is the status of McCorvey’s health? I’ve heard rumors he has kidney cancer. Maybe this is taking his focus off of football, and understandably so.

  6. olemsufan Says:

    hopefully Coach Croom will make a change at OC after the season… & let the new OC run the offense. Tyler Russell will start at QB next fall more than likely. the offense will have a chance to be good under the right coach.. & system.
    i wish we had the Paul Johnson offense.. wow..

    as for this season a win over UM would be nice. lol. go DOGS!

  7. maroon1white Says:

    Skydawg, he doesn’t want to admit that he was wrong about the WCO, b/c that would be self incriminating. Your right no team in the SEC is going to run the WCO mainly b/c the defenses are too freakin fast! Not to mention the players we have are not WCO players, they’re geared for smash mouth football which I think we should run till the cows come home (get it, moo-U).

    Brad, ask Coach this if the WCO were a beautiful woman and you asked her for a date numerous times only to be rejected each and every time how many times would it take for you to find a different woman?

    If he doesn’t like that question follow it up with asking him to define the word insanity.

  8. spaceghost1 Says:

    Brad, as a follow up to the question I posed above, would you please ask McCorvey to just set the record straight on his health? The almost cover-up type of approach Crxxm took before the beginning of the season has fueled some rumors about McCorvey’s health and that this may present an opportunity for him to step down without Crxxm going down with him.

  9. carwwest Says:

    i know you wont get an answer to this one but “coach, i heard a powerful alumni that is close to you say that if things went south, we wouldnt have to force you out….well things are pretty south of the border right now, what are you and wxxdy’s plans after the egg bowl???”

  10. carwwest Says:

    Croom said he was “making all kinds of changes that we can to get points on the board.” Then, he volunteered the notion that some fans want changes on the coaching staff.

    “If that’s the question, no, that’s not going to happen,” Croom said. “If that ever gets to the point, hey, I’m the offensive coordinator. Whenever a change needs to be made and somebody feels like I need to be changed, then it is what it is.”

    houston, we have a problem…i dont even know what to say to this besides if he is still here next year look for fan base and money to drop greatly!!!..then we will be set back even more….

  11. thingreenline Says:

    Did that come from his call-in show? I was just about to ask if anyone listened to it. I missed out.

  12. fr8dawg Says:

    Coach,

    What is the real deal with Eric Richards? Will he ever be able to live up to the expectations we had for him?

    Do we have ANY designed QB runs? If we don’t why not and if we do where the heck are they?

    Tell AD the shortest route to the gosl line is straight ahead!

  13. desertdog2005 Says:

    Why in the fifth year of Coach Croom do we look the same as the first year? We look like a 3-9 team and I don’t see us squeeking out 2 more wins with our schedule. Ask him is the talent level of the players that aren’t as good as the rest of SEC or have the coaches given up?

  14. bamamanreturns Says:

    For desertdog…DING !!!!

  15. msu21 Says:

    What do you think it says about our recruiting when our former QB’s who have transferred cannot even start at D-2 or SWAC schools? Red Flag right there!! ex. Josh Riddell and Trae Rutland

  16. bigdraws Says:

    I saw that arguement somewhere else yesterday msu21. But I thought Riddell was tearing it up.

  17. carwwest Says:

    yeah tgl, it was on the call-in show but i didnt hear it…just read about it….nothing is going to change until crxxm and his boyfriend are gone…

  18. omahadog Says:

    I’ve finally seen/read enough from Sylvester Croom. I’ve followed his tenure at State, waiting for the clear signs that MSU football had turned the corner. I’m an alumnus and supporter of the athletic program. Yes, I donate $$. I’ve never written comments on this blog, but I feel compelled to do so, maybe for my own self-gratification…aka venting. Some fans and media made a big deal last season over a 7-5 regular season record, and a very lackluster bowl win to improve our record to 8-5. That record should have been 5-7, and we should have never gone to a bowl game to begin with. Let us not forget how LUCKY we were to beat Alabama and Ole Miss. HUGE plays by defense and special teams are the only reasons State pulled those games out of their…. well, you know where I’m talking about. The offense has never been proficient. Never, in Croom’s tenure. Yet he chooses to stick by the offensive system that has been proven as too difficult to run by most college football players in the college game. Is Croom that stubborn? That stupid to not see this? The college game is about speed, getting to the edge, stretching defenses and making them react. Simple, primitive to some degree, but true. MSU’s version of the WCO allows the fast defenses in the SEC a chance to tee off on our O line, our running backs, and worst of all, our QB’s. Our offensive players seem to be stymied by thinking all of the time, instead of smashing the defense in the mouth. The reasons we can’t get more talented young players into the game (Elliott & Robinson) is that they have to think so much that they cannot just let their talent take over. I have finally seen enough to write in. Sylvester Croom should stop using MSU as his personal proving ground, and step aside. He may be a great man, I wouldn’t know personally. He has done positive things for the program. In my opinion, his pride is getting in the way of his decision making process. I am and forever will be a Bulldog. Go Dawgs!

  19. desertdog2005 Says:

    Welcome Omaha-as Alumni we have been asked to give to our program thru donations and season ticket purchasing but woe be you if you have any expectation of a winning season but 1 out of the last 9 years. I am sick of it. If you want my money then win and not we need more money to win. My foot, I can add, I know how much you get from ticket sales alone and then add on the TV contract, and apparel contracts. Folks who aren’t alum don’t know how much we are charged for tickets-its ridiculous for a winning record once in nine years. Always State!

  20. bantyrooster1 Says:

    Ditto. I’m done with the donations as well until State proves that we really want a winning football team. THE ONLY way that will happen is with a NEW Coaching STAFF. Not just McCorvey or CROOM. All of these guys must pack their bags. Remember the last two years of Jackie’s reign. He was allowed to stay a little longer than he should because he fired his assistants. Don’t make the same mistake twice. Clean the house and let’s get a real FOOTBALL COACH this time around. Don’t ask me who because I’ve got a list two-day’s-long of better coaches than CROOM. He may be the best person to ever walk the sidelines at STATE but in my opinion, he’s THE WORST COACH we’ve ever had at STATE and that includes Rocky Felker: enough said.

  21. omahadog Says:

    Thanks for the welcome, Desert Dog.
    Here’s a question that those that believe Croom is doing a good job, should ask themselves, and answer honestly: Would you say that the MSU football team has more talented athletes than Georgia Tech? If yes, then how do you explain Paul Johnson implementing a completely new offensive system and by the third game, steamroll over the more talented Dogs with a second team TRUE Freshman QB? It’s the system that you put in place to best utilize the talent that you have. Did anyone see what the Dolphins used to beat New England? They put a system in that best utilized their best player. No one is saying that Croom is a bad person, bad recruiter, or even a bad coach (at least I’m not). We shouldn’t be asking our players to conduct complex calculations each and every play. Just play. Adapt your system to the talent. Not the other way around. And to respond to the recruiting comments; Croom will lose more commitments, if this trend continues. Alabama, Auburn, LSU, and the school in Oxford are in the ear of these kids every week. Do you think Houston Nutt has laid off the kids, just because they have verbally committed to State? I’m sure the other schools were glad that Patrick Patterson visited Starkville the weekend of the Auburn game, knowing our offense would show to be too conservative for his liking. These kids want to go out and “just play, look good, and have fun”.

  22. mattwyattismyhero Says:

    msu21, why you got to ask such stupid questions? The reason they left msu is b/c they weren’t good enough to cut it here, duh!

  23. thingreenline Says:

    banty, it doesn’t matter how long your special list of better coaches is when none of them will come here.

    Ole Piss tried that once before by running off Cutcliffe. And look who they got in return…….O.

    And seriously, we’ve ALL seen where you stated three or more days ago that you’re not giving any more money to State until Croom is gone. We’ve seen it! We understand! We get the point! Do you want a cookie or somethin’?

  24. bantyrooster1 Says:

    A cookie would be nice. Hell, that’d be a lot more than I’ve gotten for my money over the years supporting our stinking football program. As far as my list goes, ask anybody that KNOWS anything about MSU football if they’d take CUTCLIFFE over our dumb-butt coach right now.
    And looking at my list is simple, just take every freaking coach in america and put Croom at the bottom, you’ll have my choices over him.
    Since it was three or MORE days ago, I’ll state it again:
    NO MORE FREAKING MONEY UNTIL A CHANGE IS MADE!
    How you like me now?

    Thank-you for your time.

  25. thingreenline Says:

    bantyrooster = fair weather fan

    going with the flow during the good times; thinks he has all the answers during the bad

  26. skydawg706 Says:

    OMADOG……..you hit the nail on the head about GT coach and players.

    Even Jack C. made comments on GT coach during the radio broadcast of the game…..everyone assume GT would not do good since they had a new coach….new offsense game plan..

    Jack C. said “if you have talented players….you can run any offense”.

    After the many years he has been broadcasting MSU games….sure he has seen alot…able to make a fair assesment……listening between the lines….MSU does not have the offense talent…..if they do….time to get into the game…..

  27. imabulldog Says:

    the wishbone made be hard to stop, but not hard to implement…

    – keep in mind, its one of the best systems to run if you LACK talent, hello Navy? Navy?

    Its easy to teach because because its ran out of about 3 or 4 formations.

    For the most part, your assignment stays the same, throw a PA pass in, and a man in motion and you can become somewhat unpredictable.

    Its a poorman’s Cadillac, and yeah it whooped us, but we helped it work due to missed assignment.

    So let’s stop giving that system so much props, because its only dangerous because its smoke and mirrors, ran by so few teams that people are scared to death of it

  28. bantyrooster1 Says:

    Please greenline tell me when the “Good Times” were?
    Also, there is no such thing as a Fair Weather Bulldog football fan. In order for a person who like the Bulldogs to be a fair weather fan, good teams would’ve been required. We haven’t had a good team in forever. Last year’s team wasn’t good. They were opportunistic. I don’t have answers, only solutions. Change the staff. The coaches are supposed to provide the answers, not the fans.

  29. thingreenline Says:

    Answers = Solutions………..what’s the difference?

    Good Times = last year (no matter what excuses you give it) and most of the 1990’s.

    Do you really feel the need to look more like a dumbass, banty?

  30. thingreenline Says:

    I swear banty, with farley gone, you’ve got to be the dumbest son of a bitch on here

  31. jwbreb Says:

    tgl see us on PA1 sometimes.

  32. thingreenline Says:

    yall gonna jump me in the alley with tire irons?

  33. bantyrooster1 Says:

    Greenline, why do get so defensive? Seriously, you dropped two bad words in the last two posts.
    Chill out. I’m not attacking you personally. I’m just trying to answer your post. You have every right to respond however you want but don’t use foul language.
    And I’m not worried about being the dumbest person on here as long as you stick around.
    Have a GREAT day!

  34. thingreenline Says:

    You’re starting to stretch it a little, Tinker Bell.

    I wasn’t getting defensive. Most of what I say is jokingly, anyway. Some get it; some don’t.

  35. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    Tinker Bell!!!!

  36. thingreenline Says:

    JB, I’m curious on your thoughts on the Frogman Jesse Ventura. Your avator made me think of him.
    Most people don’t take him seriously b/c of his wrestling career. He has a new book out that I’d like to read. He has some very good opinions.

    Just trying to pick your brain, JB.

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