On the Soaking Wet Tuesday Links

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Mississippi State’s basketball team is getting on a roll, having won two straight – in convincing fashion – against quality opponents. Last night’s 95-67 win over Western Kentucky was driven by more hot outside shooting. Check out these numbers: Going into the Houston game, MSU was shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from 3-point range. After these last two games, those numbers are up to 46.5 and 37.1, respectively. Can the Bulldogs keep up this pace? Probably not at this rate, but the Bulldogs hope it’s the beginning of an upward trend.

I’ll have more on the hoopsters later today after a press conference. Remember, they open SEC play Saturday at Arkansas, which plays Texas tonight (8:00, ESPN2).

On the football front, new coach Dan Mullen has to juggle two jobs for a few more days. Here is what Ron Higgins of the Commercial Appeal wrote about Mullen’s challenge. We media folks might get to hear from Mullen later today.

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11 Responses to “On the Soaking Wet Tuesday Links”

  1. imabulldog Says:

    #1 thing he said that i like was…”Im not stubborn enough to say this is our system and we are running it-even if we dont have the personell to run it”

    Thank you Lord..for a non-stubborn coach…Amen

  2. carwwest Says:

    ima you beat me to it!!!….i was about to copy and paste that exact comment….listening to him talk, you can see he is a student of the game and that can go a VERY long way in coaching….

  3. imabulldog Says:

    and like i said a week ago- we now have a coach that can distribute, recognize, and utilize talent on the football field

  4. darkcooger Says:

    Agreed with both of you. It’s exciting to have a coach that’s willing to build a system around his talent rather than trying to beat his talent over the head to make the system work. Football season is very nearly over, but I imagine I’m not the only one looking forward to next year!

  5. maroon1white Says:

    Let’s make a statement…sellout the spring game!!!

  6. imabulldog Says:

    Whats funny cooger- is that, once it ends- it is really starting up.

    For teams that did not go to a bowl game it feels a lot longer, but for those who have a bowl game as late as someone like Tulsa or UF and OKL, it seems like you did even have a break.

    Thats one reason why I expected the 08′ team to be better, because all the bowl experience equals more practices, getting kinks worked out, and so on. Plus you do not have that gap that non-bowl teams have.

    Hopefully we’ll get to experience bowl games a lot more frequently, and not just bowls- but GOOD bowls.

    I can’t wait to see a Mullen fball team take the field! Spring game will actually be fun this yr, no more 14-6 or 6-0 crap. Hopefully under Mullen’s system-maybe the 1st team will actually be able to score points.

    I’m sorry, but yall know I’m an optimist, but I can’t wait to see what this mans gonna do for our program. And its sad to say, but i hope its almost “Nutt” like 🙂

  7. skydawg706 Says:

    It good to know Coach Mullen is looking at the talent he has and plans to build game plan around that. But I am sure he trying to the recruit players for the spread.

    August cannot get here soon enuff – looking forward to spring scrimage game also. Hope we have a BIG turnout.

  8. skydawg706 Says:

    ICC’s Pernell McPhee, defensive end signs scholarship with MSU.

  9. carwwest Says:

    yeah every HC wants their players but i did do just a little bit of research and you can tell at bowling green, utah, and florida…they were usually able to adapt pretty well until they got their players in there….

    im excited more than ever because honestly i was never really excited about croom…this is the first time ive been real excited in a long time…i think we will have a very big turnout for the spring game…i know i will be there….hell, im probably going to drive 2 and half hours just to hear mullen speak next week….

  10. maroon1white Says:

    Russell has made it “official”! He said he was unsure when Croom left and even after Mullen was hired, but after he met with Koenning yesterday he’s canceling all other official visits. He will still take his official visit to State on Jan 17th. Here’s the article I found.

    http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20090107/SPORTS06/901070367/1117

  11. maxdawg Says:

    Maybe we won’t have to worry about that “not being able to see over the line” thing anymore. Thanks for the article maroon 1 you made my day.

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