When West Okitbbeha County High School senior Eddie Johnson started making plans for Homecoming night, it is a safe bet he had every detail of his tuxedo already planned out.
STARKVILLE -- It should come as little surprise that Dan Mullen and the Mississippi State coaching staff have a different take on a critical statistical breakdown.
STARKVILLE -- Now is the time for the Starkville Academy football team.
West Oktibbeha County High School football coach Danny Crawford begins a bus route each school morning around 5:50 a.m.
SCOOBA -- Winning the first six games of the season is not uncharted territory for the East Mississippi Community College football team.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen just wanted his senior quarterback to settle in and get back in a rhythm last weekend.
STARKVILLE -- Van Chancellor says the best thing about his life as a retired coach is getting to do whatever he feels like when he wakes up in the morning.
STARKVILLE -- Rick Ray says his front court depth hasn't changed from last year and this is not something he hoped for.
Expectations don't faze Eric Harris. As the West Lowndes High School football team's go-to back, Harris knows his teammates count on him to make big plays, to be a leader, and to provide an emotional lift whenever they need it.
The echoes of the 2012 championship season are stirring at Heritage Academy. That's just fine with football coach Barrett Donahoe, who welcomed the drama and the intensity Friday that surrounded his team's 14-7 victory against Washington School.
While the schedule doesn't ease up for the Ole Miss football team, the good news is the Rebels will be home for a while. Ole Miss will play the first of six-straight home games at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN) when it plays host to No. 9 Texas A&M at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State senior quarterback Tyler Russell always gathers the new and freshmen wide receivers to give them a piece of critical advice.
STARKVILLE -- The parents of Petal High School receiver Jesse Jackson told him he didn't have to wait to make his college choice.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Darius Slay his rookie season in the NFL would be easy. Slay has learned the hard way it isn't.
STARKVILLE -- Dan Mullen said Sunday he didn't see a lot of missed assignments in the secondary after he watched the film of the Mississippi State football team's 59-26 loss to LSU on Saturday.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The youngsters and reserves took over for much of No. 1 Alabama's game against Georgia State, and it wasn't just about emptying the bench in a blowout win.
STARKVILLE -- The drama all week and Saturday leading up to kickoff didn't matter. The buzz surrounding who Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen would pick to play quarterback failed to derail a LSU offense that made sure the Tigers earned their 21st victory in the last 22 games against the Bulldogs.
STARKVILLE -- At every home game of Dan Mullen's 55 previous games as Mississippi State football coach, the school announced a starting quarterback. The streak stopped Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- Zach Mettenberger set himself apart Saturday as arguably the most dangerous pocket passer to face Mississippi State since Dan Mullen took over the Bulldogs program.
Entering Saturday's game against No. 10 LSU, Mississippi State's defense was a source of optimism. The Bulldogs were ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in total defense and third in pass defense. They can't say that anymore.
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