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Brian Hadad of SportsTalk Mississippi and Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily News give you the best insight into Mississippi State athletics. Thunder and Lightning from Supertalk Mississippi. Covering the Bulldogs like no one else.

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    12-8-20: Mississippi State Needs to Find Some Recruiting Momentum

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 34:09

    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.

    12-7-20: Week Two for Mississippi State Hoops Sees Ups and Downs For Both Teams

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2020 37:57

    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.

    12-1-20: Basketball, Recruiting, and The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 63:02

    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.

    11-30-20: What's True After Mississippi State Falls in the Battle For the Golden Egg?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 44:29

    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.

    11-27-20: Preview, Playmakers, and Predictions for The Battle For The Golden Egg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 29:26

    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.

    T&L Egg Bowl Memories: 1998 & 1999 With Robert Bean

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 15:50

    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.

    11-26-20: Will Offense or Defense Carry Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 44:07

    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.

    T&L Egg Bowl Memories: The 2009 Egg Bowl with Chad Bumphis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 15:55

    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

    T&L Egg Bowl Memories: The 2013 Egg Bowl with Ben Beckwith

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2020 22:19

    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

    11-25-20: Turkey, Dressing and The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 86:52

    Thanksgiving is nearly upon us, and so to go with the turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie is a heaping helping of The Rumblings. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman answer all your Egg Bowl questions.

    T&L Extra: SportsTalk Mississippi's Michael Borkey Previews the Egg Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 12:37

    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.

    11-24-20: Can Mississippi State Turn Improvment Into Results Against Ole MIss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 28:43

    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.

    11-23-20: What's True After Mississippi State's Tough Loss to Georgia?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 42:56

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: Former WSU Player John Fullington on Mike Leach and Turning Programs Around

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 10:54

    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

    11-20-20: Preview, Playmakers, and Predictions for Mississippi State-Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2020 30:09

    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.

    11-19-20: Will Georgia Give Mississippi State a Man to Man Opportunity?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 32:57

    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.

    T&L Extra: Dawgs247's Palmer Thombs Previews Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2020 16:47

    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

    11-18-20: The Rumblings Will Not Be Opting Out

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 59:13

    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.

    11-17-20: Why This is The Most Frustrating Mississippi State Season Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 26:17

    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.

    11-16-20: What Does Mississippi State Have To Do To Finish Strong?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 34:07

    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.

    T&L Extra: Robert Woodard II Joins SportsTalk Mississippi

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 11:36

    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.

    11-11-20: No Evidence of Fraud From The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 73:29

    Other podcasts are overrun with fake questions, only The Rumblings asks every legal question from the listeners. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman dive into another day in the mailbag.

    11-10-20: Mississippi State Sees Its First COVID Cancellation

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 54:45

    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.

    11-9-20: What's True After Mississippi State Escapes Vanderbilt?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2020 54:19

    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.

    11-6-20: Preview, Playmakers, and Predictions for Mississippi State-Vanderbilt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2020 29:58

    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.

    11-5-20: Mississippi State Faces Do or Die Situation Against Vanderbilt

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 31:17

    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.

    T&L Extra: Vandy247's Robbie Weinsten Previews the Commodores

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2020 10:24

    Mississippi State and Vanderbilt tangle on Saturday looking to leave the other one in the SEC's basement. Brian Hadad speaks with Vandy247's Robbie Weinstein to get an inside look at the Commodores.

    11-4-20: Cast Your Vote For The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 49:49

    In these divisive days in America, we can certainly agree on one thing, we all love The Rumblings. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman accept your nomination to answer questions out of the mailbag.

    11-3-20: Where Did It Go Wrong For Mississippi State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 47:38

    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.

    11-2-20: What's True After Alabama Shuts Out Mississippi State?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 51:54

    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.

    10-30-20: Preview, Playmakers, and Predictions for Mississippi State-Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 24:22

    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.

    10-29-20: Transfers Continue to Mount Up At Mississippi State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 33:00

    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.

    T&L Extra: Brett Hudson of The Tuscaloosa News Previews Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 11:29

    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

    10-28-20: There's Never Any Drama With The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 71:33

    Three more Mississippi State players found their way to the transfer portal on Tuesday, and none of them were named Kylin Hill. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman discuss that news before diving into the mailbag.

    10-27-20: The Kylin Hill Saga Continues

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 27:18

    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.

    10-26-20: Should Mississippi State Be Such a Huge Underdog to Alabama?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2020 32:13

    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.

    10-23-20: Off Week Previews for Women's Basketball and Softball

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 40:18

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: Coach Nikki McCray-Penson is Embracing High Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 7:42

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: Coach Samantha Ricketts is Ready to Roll Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 9:14

    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.

    10-22-20: Off Week Previews for Men's Basketball and Baseball

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 53:59

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: Coach Chris Lemonis Ready to Return to the Diamond

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 11:36

    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

    T&L Exclusive: Coach Ben Howland Previews the 2020-21 Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2020 9:40

    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

    10-21-20: The Rumblings Will Rush 3 and Drop 8

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 79:43

    Another loss means Mississippi State fans have a lot of questions for Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman, The guys dive into the mailbag to talk zone defense, quarterback changes, and a whole lot more.

    10-19-20: What's True After Another Mississippi State Loss to Texas A&M?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2020 47:12

    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.

    10-16-20: Preview, Playmakers, and Predictions for Mississippi State-Texas A&M

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 35:29

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: ESPN's DJ Shockley Discusses MSU-A&M and KJ Costello

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 8:11

    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

    10-15-20: What Texas A&M Squad is Headed to Starkville?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 34:58

    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.

    T&L Extra: GigEm247's Jeff Tarpley Looks at Texas A&M

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2020 11:23

    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

    10-14-20: An All Maroon Edition of The Rumblings

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 65:46

    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.

    T&L Exclusive: Kayce Smith of Barstool Sports on MSU-A&M and Brandon Walker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 17:43

    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

    10-13-20: Should Mississippi State Make a Change at Quarterback?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2020 29:32

    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.

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