Neil Macdonald sees the similarities. This year, though, he wants different results.
STARKVILLE -- According to multiple reports, a season opening football matchup between Mississippi State University and Oklahoma State University is being considered by both schools.
STARKVILLE -- The 7-on-7 summer team coach of Mississippi State University freshman defensive back Will Redmond said he saw improper benefits occur during the recruitment of the four-star prospect.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University right guard Justin Malone just wasn't completely sure he was ready for college football in the Southeastern Conference.
SCOOBA - East Mississippi Community College sophomore wide receiver Billy Shed does not get to watch the offense when he is on the playing surface.
STARKVILLE -- Jonathan Banks is making the most of his opportunities. Through the first 47 minutes of the Mississippi State University football team's 28-10 victory against Auburn University on Saturday, the senior cornerback was challenged twice.
STARKVILLE -- For the first time in 20 years, the Mississippi State University football team had a quarterback recognized as one of the conference's best.
Breanna Richardson still has the list. Replete with Southeastern Conference members University of Georgia, University of Arkansas, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama, Richardson's final collection of schools had a Southern flavor to it.
OXFORD -- Bo Wallace noticed it Monday when he made the short walk to his morning classes. A few more students stopped him to offer encouragement. There were a few more handshakes. A few more pats on the back.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- University of Alabama running back Jalston Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University offensive guard Tobias Smith said he'd like to return for another season of college football.
STARKVILLE -- Not even an impromptu series of showers caused by the accidental turning on of the sprinkler system could cool off the Mississippi State University soccer team. Playing an atypical Sunday evening match, MSU used a golden-goal by Jasmine Simmons to defeat the University of Southern Mississippi 1-0 at the MSU Soccer Field.
WEST POINT -- Mississippi State University women's golf coach Ginger Brown-Lemm had an ambitious wish list when she took over the Lady Bulldogs program.
STARKVILLE -- Dominating is a word the Mississippi State University football team rarely gets to use when it plays Auburn University. On Saturday, MSU controlled nearly every aspect of the game in a 28-10 victory before a sellout crowd of 56,111 at Scott Field at Davis Wade Stadium. The sellout, the ninth largest in stadium history, was the 18th in a row.
STARKVILLE -- This is officially Tyler Russell's offense at Mississippi State University. For nearly three years, the junior quarterback has been referred to as the future, but Saturday he proved his present is something to behold.
STARKVILLE -- Marcus Green spent the spring practices on the sidelines determining if he still wanted to play college football.
OXFORD -- University of Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace wasn't impressed, and he wasn't satisfied. "I really can't be, to tell you the truth," said Wallace, despite throwing for three touchdowns and running for another Saturday to lead the Rebels to a 28-10 win against the University of Texas-El Paso. "I thought I played well for the first half, but I was sloppy in the second half."
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Perhaps University of Alabama coach Nick Saban was right. Maybe the game against University of Western Kentucky was important.
DECATUR -- In the preseason, East Mississippi Community College fifth-year football coach Buddy Stephens called this season's squad "his best defensive unit ever." The top-ranked Lions' defense backed Stephens' lofty praise again Thursday night. EMCC forced four turnovers and only allowed a late 7-yard scoring drive in a 51-7 romp against East Central C.C. at Bailey Stadium.
DECATUR -- Dontreal Pruitt opened some eyes when he carried Laurel High School to the Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 4A state championship game last season.
2. Harris, Heritage Academy will count on seniors to lead way HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
3. Howland likes MSU's non-conference schedule COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Central Academy hopes to contend for state title HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
5. Walters column: Prep football season coming closer LOCAL COLUMNS