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Mississippi State's 2021 recruiting class has taken some hits over the past few weeks, some by choice and others by circumstance. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at where the class stands as of today, and what needs to happen to close out this signing period as a positive.
Both Mississippi State basketball teams took to week two of the season, each looking for some different things. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break down both squads in the early going, then give a recruiting update as the race to Signing Day is officially on.
Mississippi State men's basketball got its first win Monday, and when the Bulldogs take the floor again, Iverson Molinar will rejoin them. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at the early going for Ben Howland's squad, then talk a busy few days of recruiting before diving into The Rumblings.
It was a case of same song different verse, as Mississippi State played better but didn't have enough to get a win, and in defeat had to leave behind the Golden Egg Trophy for Ole Miss to claim. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at what went down in Oxford and how the Bulldogs can still finish the season strong.
Mississippi State and Ole Miss will collide on Saturday for in-state supremacy, and perhaps a sneak peek at how the future will look in the Magnolia State. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman unveil their predictions for the annual Battle for the Golden Egg.
Robert Bean's Egg Bowl history is a good one, with two wins that might be the biggest in school history. Brian Hadad caught up with the former lockdown corner to look back at the historic 1998 and 1999 victories over Ole Miss.
Mississippi State's defense has been solid all year. Mississippi State's offense only started to show some life last weekend, but the Bulldogs will face the worst defense in the SEC. Which side of the ball can carry Mike Leach's squad to victory? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman debate that with some added analysis from Ben Garrett of The Ole Miss Spirit.
Mississippi State's win in the 2009 Egg Bowl signaled a change in the balance of power in this state, as Dan Mullen so aptly said in his postgame commentary. Brian Hadad welcomes back Chad Bumphis to relive that great victory, as well as some other great moments in the three game Bulldog winning streak to start Mullen's tenure. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
Legends are made with the kind of performances Dak Prescott gave in the 2013 Egg Bowl. Brian Hadad relives that cold Thanksgiving night in Starkville with former Mississippi State offensive lineman Ben Beckwith, who takes you through the surprise of Dak's return, and gives his thoughts on what's happening right now at MSU. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
Saturday's much improved effort by Mississippi State caught the eye of SportsTalk Mississippi's Michael Borkey, as he saw a team that can go punch for punch with the potent offense of Ole Miss. Brian Hadad caught up with his STM cohort to get a preview of Saturday's Magnolia State showdown.
Mississippi State played its best game since the season opener last weekend, but still came up short against Georgia. Can the Bulldogs turn that improved showing into a win against Ole MIss? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss that plus the never ending question of will the rivalry ever become more civil.
Mississippi State showed a toughness on Saturday night that had been lacking this season, and fought to the bitter end against Georgia despite being completely outmanned. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine what might become a turning point for Mike Leach's tenure in Starkville.
In 2012, Mike Leach arrived in Pullman, Washington trying to turn around a program that was at the bottom of the PAC-12. One of his key players was offensive lineman John Fullington, who saw the results of Leach's work in his second season ending in a bowl game. Brian Hadad catches up with the former Cougar to get his thoughts on Leach, the process of becoming an Air Raid team, and why believes Mississippi State has the right man for the job. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
There will be a battle of the Bulldogs in Athens Saturday, as Mississippi State travels to Georgia in hopes of springing a huge upset. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break down the West-East matchup between the hedges.
It's been a steady diet of zone defense for Mississippi State and the Air Raid offense, but could Georgia and Kirby Smart be preparing a different plan? After talking to Palmer Thombs of Dawgs247, Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss the possibilities that those other Bulldogs may look to lock up MSU in man coverage.
There will be a battle of Bulldogs Saturday night between the hedges, as Mississippi State returns to Georgia for the first time since 2017. Brian Hadad caught up with Palmer Thombs of Dawgs247 to get an inside look at those other Bulldogs. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
College football is working hard to get through the final weeks of the season, but not working nearly as hard as Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman. The guys dive deep into the mailbag as Mississippi State gets back to playing football this weekend.
Mississippi State fans have all experienced losing seasons, but 2020 has reached a level of frustration that the maroon and white faithful have not previously gone through. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at why it's been such a tough ordeal, and how one more win might make it all seem OK.
Four games remain on Mississippi State's schedule, and the Bulldogs are at a point where their fans are desperate to see any sign of improvement. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss what Mike Leach and staff could do to turn things around before season's end.
Wednesday will mark the culmination of a lifelong dream for Mississippi State's Robert Woodard II, as he will hear his name called in the 2020 NBA Draft. Woodard joined SportsTalk Mississippi to talk about the process of getting to this point, and what players he likes to compare his game to.
Mississippi State's 2020 schedule finally fell victim to the SEC's COVID roster regulations, and Saturday's match up with Auburn will be tacked on to the end of the season. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss the current situation the Bulldogs are facing.
A win is definitely a win, but it could have been uglier for Mississippi State on Saturday. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss what we know about the Bulldogs after their 24-17 victory over a hapless Vanderbilt team.
Mississippi State's hopes for a strong finish to the season start Saturday with Vanderbilt. Can the Bulldogs get the offense going again? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman preview this weekend's match up at Davis Wade Stadium.
Mississippi State's football program is at its lowest point in over a decade, but a match up with Vanderbilt could be just the spark the Bulldogs need to start turning things around. But what it goes the other way? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss the unthinkable, what happens if the Bulldogs fall on Saturday.
Mississippi State is a program that has been to ten straight bowls, appearing to be a model of consistency on the outside. Inside, the cracks were hidden but still there, waiting until this season to finally show. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look back through the years to pinpoint how it all got to this point.
Mississippi State's offensive problems continue to mount, as the Bulldogs could do absolutely nothing against Alabama. How deep do the problems run for the Bulldogs, and is there still time to correct them? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss what was learned on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa.
Mississippi State will look to do the impossible and knock off Alabama for the first time in 13 years. What do the Bulldogs have to do to spring a monumental upset? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break everything down.
Another day, another three MIssissippi State football players in the transfer portal, and everyone is asking what is happening with Mike Leach's program? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at the most recent departures from Starkville and ask how many more may leave as well.
Alabama being one of the best teams in college football should shock no one, but are they better than advertised in the preseason? Brian Hadad welcomes Brett Hudson of the Tuscaloosa News back to the podcast for an inside look at the Crimson Tide. Photo courtesy of MIssissippi State athletics
Monday's press conference with Mike Leach came and went with no update on Kylin Hill's apparent suspension. Will the Bulldog's star tailback ever see the field again in Starkville or are his days in maroon and white nearing an end? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss that plus the coming decision of who will be at quarterback Saturday in Tuscaloosa.
Las Vegas has spoken, and the experts in the desert are giving Mississippi State no chance this coming Saturday against Alabama? But do the Bulldogs deserve to be nearly five touchdown underdogs? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman examine the odds on State's trip to Tuscaloosa.
Two more sports to check in on for this off week, and they might be the two sports poised to have the biggest years. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at women's basketball and softball, with some help from the head coaches Nikki McCray-Penson and Samantha Ricketts.
There may not be a team with higher expectations for this season at Mississippi State than women's basketball, which means there is a spotlight on first year coach Nikki McCray-Penson. Brian Hadad asks the newest head Bulldog about her talented squad and how they plan to compete for a national title.
No Mississippi State team was hotter when COVID-19 shut everything down than the Bulldog softball squad. The Bulldogs are looking to prove that torrid start was for real when play resumes this spring. Brian Hadad caught up with Coach Samantha Ricketts to talk about her team and what they expect to do in 2021.
With football off this weekend, its time to take a look ahead to the action about to heat up at The Hump, Dudy Noble Field, and Nusz Park. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman start off with a look at men's basketball and baseball, and are joined by the head men of both programs, Ben Howland and Chris Lemonis.
Mississippi State baseball was heating up with the season was cancelled, and nobody was more frustrated than Coach Chris Lemonis. Brian Hadad catches up with the Bulldog skipper to get his thoughts on what should be an incredible season of MSU and SEC baseball. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State baseball
When we last saw Ben Howland, he was about to lead his team into the SEC Tournament to fight for a berth in the Big Dance. Now with a completely retooled roster, can the Bulldog head man lead his men back into March Madness? Brian Hadad caught with up with Howland as he prepares to start his sixth season in Starkville. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
It's same song different verse for Mississippi State, as the Bulldog's stagnant offense can't take advantage of another solid outing from the defense, as it falls in defeat 28-14 to Texas A&M. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look at the season that has begun to unravel on Mike Leach.
Mississippi State is in desperate need of a win, Texas A&M wants to prove last weekend was no fluke. Who walks away with the victory Saturday in Starkville? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman have the Three P's.
Playing quarterback in the SEC has its highs and lows, and nobody knows that better than former Georgia Bulldog and current ESPN color analyst DJ Shockley. Brian Hadad catches up with Shockley to get his thoughts on KJ Costello's start to the season and a preview of Mississippi State-Texas A&M, which Shockley is on the broadcast team for. Photo by: Chris Parent / LSU Athletics
Texas A&M was wholly unimpressive the first two weeks off the 2020 season, but a huge upset over Florida has the Aggies brimming with confidence heading into this weekend's showdown with Mississippi State. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman break down the Aggies with some help from GigEm247's Jeff Tarpley.
Texas A&M has been an up and down team the first three weeks of the season, but coming off a huge win, a confident group of Aggies is headed to Starkville. Brian Hadad speaks with Jeff Tarpley of GigEm247 to get an inside look at Jimbo Fisher's squad. Photo courtesy of Mississippi State athletics
Mississippi State and Texas A&M colliding means a lot of maroon on the field and in the stands. Wednesday on Thunder & Lightning means a lot of questions from our listeners. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman dive into the mailbag to answer your submissions.
Mississippi State takes on Texas A&M, and the maroon rivalry will go beyond the field all the way to New York City, as the hosts of Unnecessary Roughness on Barstool Sports will be in Starkville to watch their teams. Kayce Smith, lifelong Aggie, joins Brian Hadad to talk about the game and her upcoming trip to the Golden Triangle with her partner in crime, the infamous Brandon Walker. Photo courtesy of Barstool Sports
Mississippi State's offensive woes have been tough to watch the past two weeks. Should Mike Leach make a change behind center to give the Bulldogs a spark? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss the pros and cons of making the swap.