Report: Croom to St. Louis


The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that former MSU football coach Sylvester Croom will join the St. Louis Rams, probably as running backs coach. Croom spent 17 seasons as an NFL assistant before coming to MSU before the 2004 season. After leaving State, he said he’d like to stay in the college game.

St. Louis is in a head coaching transition, with Steve Spagnuolo now at the reins of a team that went 2-14 this season.


26 Responses to “Report: Croom to St. Louis”

  1. maroon1white Says:

    No surprise. Didn’t see him pulling a Chizick.

  2. RoastBeef1 Says:

    Not too bad of a job for him. Might pull an Orgeron and stay for a year, then head back to the college game. He’s also got a great back there to make him look better in Steven Jackson.

  3. imabulldog Says:

    thats right beef, SJ will make him look good-no matter what probably

  4. sfwmdawg Says:

    SJ can make anybody look good. I almost hate to see him go. Croom would have been a great guy te be apart of the Athletic program and help mentor alot of these guys. Dont get me wrong, I think he was alittle over his head as a head coach. But i think anybody in college football would have hard time finding a better person.

  5. carwwest Says:

    croom was croom and im glad he has nothing to do with the program anymore….there is a reason croom will never be more than a position coach at any level and it is evident….steven jackson might get worse actually now, wouldnt surprise me…

  6. leeearl Says:

    I wish him the best…

  7. jcdawgman18 Says:

    carwest, enough. You can stop your vendetta. He’s not coaching here anymore, you don’t have to tear him down. For one thing, you’re making ludicrous statements. If you think Steven Jackson will get worse because of Coach Croom, you don’t know football very well. Look at the last time Coach Croom was a running backs coach. He had a guy named Ahman Green who was an All-Pro. Funny thing, though. Ahman Green was nothing before he began working with Coach Croom, and he quickly returned to nothing after Coach Croom left to come here. He can flat out coach running backs.

  8. Braves Dawg Says:

    Green also had a series of injuries around that time and wasn’t ever the same. I really don’t think Croom had anything to do with that.

  9. darkcooger Says:

    I’m happy for Coach Croom. I wish him all the best going forward!

  10. imabulldog Says:

    I wish him all the best in the world too, great man, good coach, not a good head coach. I’ll be the first to admit it that it took a while for me to see that

  11. farley662 Says:

    I agree with carwest. Get off Croom’s nuts jc.

  12. mississippipitbull Says:

    Look, Croom haters, the man won us a bowl game, kept us on good behavior through probation, and coached a future pro in Derek Peagues. The man said it was time for a new leadman himself. Players lose head coaching jobs all the time. Lenihan, Maranelli, Gruden, and even Shanahan got fired for losing to too much. We didn’t have our best players all year. He did what his team allowed him to do. They had him look the way he looked. Now we got a new look. Now we have a new swagger that I think Ole Miss is scared of. Let it go, ya’ll. I’m with sfwm we should have kept him in the Ath. Department. Helluva recruiter.

  13. mississippipitbull Says:

    I wonder if ya’ll were saying that when he was the coach?

  14. jcdawgman18 Says:

    Farley, I just think the man deserves respect. That is all. No need to bash him now. I’m very pleased with our current situation. Let’s just let bygones be bygones and quit attacking him is all I was really saying.

  15. BirdZ! Says:

    pit, he took us to one bowl game in 5 years. His coaching mistakes cost us at least two games this year. Does 5 players being suspended for shooting up a car count as good behavior? Yeah, he got rid of some bad eggs when he got there, but the program wasn’t full of angels when he left, either.

    Keep him in the athletic program???? puh-leeze!!! That makes no sense. That would be like firing a CEO, but keeping him in the mail room.

    I don’t think OM is scared of us at all. They just went 9-4, and beat us 45-0.


  16. imabulldog Says:

    Amen Birdz

  17. Braves Dawg Says:

    agreed bird.

    Okay, i can post over here, but not in The Van. Farley, The Van has a flat.

  18. bigdraws Says:

    And he was a lazy recruiter until his final year. When it was too late.

  19. BirdZ! Says:

    Or, the van is working perfectly.

  20. Braves Dawg Says:

    shut up bird, before i pull out all your feathers.

  21. BirdZ! Says:

    ha ha, braves. I tried to help, but there was nothing pending.

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  23. Braves Dawg Says:

    thanks, bird. i can even go to the dashboard and everything. it just will not post the comment. the page reloads and everything, but the comment is left in the box. it happens quite often over there.

  24. maroon1white Says:

    Croom is gone so lets let him/it go. Anybody know why Pat P decided to stay home this weekend instead of taking an official to State? He was going to go to Knoxville but decided to go to Starkville, but then decided to stay home.

    “I decided to stay home this weekend instead of going to State,” the 5-star wide receiver said. “I’m pretty sure of where I’m going, but I’m still considering Ole Miss, Alabama, & USM.”

    Does anybody else read this as he’s going to State?

  25. goldendawg Says:

    I don’t think so. I think he is saying that State is not even an option. The three that he listed are the only possibilities, but he already pretty much decided on which one of those three. I am hope I am wrong though.

  26. imabulldog Says:

    Somethin tells me, that maybe 4 yrs from now- we won’t be too worried about PP

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