STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen is in the position no head coach wants to be in this weekend. There are a lot of questions Mullen won't be able to answer until the Mississippi State football team kicks off its game against the University of Georgia at 11 a.m. today (Fox Sports Net South) at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.
It's not difficult to find the trend in University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo's plan of action last week against the University of Mississippi. Georgia handed the football to freshman Isaiah Crowell and let the rest of the nation see why the Bulldogs were so excited when the five-star tailback signed his National Letter of Intent.
The roller coaster is back on the rise. Judging by the way the Heritage Academy football team executed Friday night in a 56-21 victory against Magnolia Heights, there is no telling how high or how fast the Patriots will be able to go.
It took Brady Davis two and a half quarters to figure it out. But once New Hope's high school freshman quarterback did, the Trojans couldn't be stopped.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville High School football team picked up where it left off Friday night against another Class 5A, Region 2 school from Jackson. In front of a large Homecoming crowd, Starkville rolled to a 38-7 victory against the Provine High Rams.
STARKVILLE -- Homecoming welcomed the Starkville Academy football team nicely with a 34-26 win against the Copiah Academy Colonels.
WEST POINT -- The West Point High School football team was very good Friday night when it maintained possession of the football. West Point pounded out 463 yards of offense and overcame a bizarre string of four turnovers to defeat Hernando 33-22 in a Class 5A, Region 1 game at McCallister Field.
ABERDEEN -- In what had to be a nightmare scenario, Mantachie's Mustangs -- the smallest Class 3A team in the state -- had the unenviable task of making its 3A debut against the homestanding Aberdeen Bulldogs.
SOUTHAVEN -- Chris Wright ran for more than 100 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns Friday night to help the Southaven High School football team pull away for a 35-7 victory against Columbus in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just before the University of Florida football team's Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee, defensive tackles Jaye Howard and Dominique Easley sprinted onto the field with giant chains draped around their necks.
University of Mississippi football coach Houston Nutt wants his players to look closely at last year's game against Fresno State to see what the Rebels are capable of offensively when everything is clicking. Fresno State coach Pat Hill is using video from that same game to make sure his players don't make the same defensive mistakes that doomed them in Mississippi.
STARKVILLE -- It's back to drawing board for Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf. The film room might be the best place to dissect the troubles of the Bulldogs' senior leader. But if you listen to Relf describe the reason for his recent play, he may just need a mirror so he can see himself smile again.
The strategy was simple. Still, it earned Rudy Pope a lot of flak. But when you're going up against someone as unstoppable as Philadelphia High School standout running back Marcus Dupree, it doesn't hurt to try any method to try to gain an advantage.
Why not two? That's the mind-set Columbus High School football coach Tony Stanford hopes his players will take at 7:30 tonight when they take on Southaven in a Class 6A, Region 1 game.
Anna McCrary never imagined being the center of attention. After all, she has spent nearly all of her softball career as an outfielder and has grown quite comfortable impacting the game from right field. But 2011 has been a transition year for McCrary.
The time is now. The confidence and momentum the Heritage Academy football team gained from a season-opening come-from-behind victory against Lamar and an overtime win against Lowndes County neighbor Caledonia have vanished. If the Patriots aren't careful, their playoff hopes might disappear, too.
CALEDONIA -- Losing back-to-back games by shutout would normally be cause for concern But Ricky Kendrick doesn't get easily alarmed.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville High School football coach Jamie Mitchell already knew he wasn't going to get much to evaluate watching the tape of his team's victory against Lanier last week. The one thing he noticed in the second half was the play of a sophomore his team will need later in the year to bolster its depth if it wants to be a contender in Class 5A, Region 2.
Starkville Academy football players and coaches were enthusiastic about their practice tasks Wednesday afternoon. The upbeat nature was on full display five days after the Volunteers suffered their first loss of the season.
After playing its best game of the season last week, the West Point High School football team will try to duplicate that effort at 7:30 tonight when it plays host to Class 5A, Region 1 rival Hernando at McCallister Field.
1. MSU women will face biggest test at South Carolina COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Columbus boys advance in Class 6A tournament HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
4. Defense has been strong suit for MSU men COLLEGE SPORTS
5. New Hope boys win home finale HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS