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Garrick Hodge: Mississippi State's offense has been as boring as it has been inefficient

Posted 10/17/2020 in Local Columns

Mike Leach admitted after the Bulldogs' 28-14 defeat to Texas A&M on Saturday he's never seen one of his teams struggle this much offensively in a three-week period.

Garrick Hodge: Two weeks after upset victory, Mississippi State's offense is a mess

Posted 10/10/2020 in Local Columns

After one incredible upset victory that looks less and less impressive as LSU's defense continues to be exposed, Mike Leach's air raid has since devolved into a mess.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs are as perplexing as they are interesting

Posted 10/3/2020 in Local Columns

Only two weeks into his tenure at Mississippi State, Bulldog fans are quickly learning what most Texas Tech and Washington State fans have known for years: Mike Leach can giveth, and Mike Leach can taketh away.

Garrick Hodge: Bulldogs play spoiler to LSU banner celebration, create special day of their own

Posted 9/26/2020 in Local Columns

After a 44-34 win over the defending national champion, it's clear these aren't your father's Bulldogs.

 

A note from the sports editor ahead of college football season

Posted 9/22/2020 in Local Columns

In the last two weeks, college football has returned to television screens on Saturdays.

 

Garrick Hodge: Predicting the outcome of the 2020 Mississippi State football season

Posted 9/12/2020 in Local Columns

There will be plenty of time for in-depth breakdowns later, but now, it's time for a lighthearted, probably totally inaccurate season prediction column!

Garrick Hodge: Eight-man, nine-man, 11-man? Oh my.

Posted 8/29/2020 in Local Columns

Taking a look at different levels of high school football.

Ben's burning questions: What to make of the cornerback room; how Will Rogers factors in

Posted 8/24/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State football has, for better or worse, arrived.

Ben's Burning Questions: Why saliva testing could save college football, where MSU's receiving corps stands

Posted 8/16/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- For better or worse, Mississippi State football is back.

Ben's burning questions: Who Mississippi State could add to its schedule, a September Egg Bowl and more

Posted 8/2/2020 in Local Columns

With college football's day of reckoning coming, let's catch up on the past week.

Ben's burning questions: Making sense of the football scheduling mess

Posted 7/26/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- And so another week of postponements, new scheduling models and, ultimately, few decisions actually being made has come to pass.

Ben's burning questions: Booze, basketball and the NFL Draft

Posted 7/19/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- And so another week of quarantine has come and gone.

Ben's burning questions: What to make of this week's college football news and more

Posted 7/12/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began its rampant run across our shores, college football seems to be in legitimate danger of not being played this fall.

Garrick Hodge: Leach makes good first impression

Posted 1/10/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Every newly hired football coach "wins" their first press conference.

Garrick Hodge: 36 days after Egg Bowl win, Moorhead told by MSU to pound sand and kick rocks

Posted 1/3/2020 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- Joe Moorhead thought it was his moment of triumph.

Garrick Hodge: Joe Moorhead rumors swirl amid Egg Bowl win

Posted 11/29/2019 in Local Columns

Before Ole Miss and Mississippi State even kicked off, social media ran rampant with speculation Moorhead would be fired from MSU, win or lose, and the school would anoint Louisiana's Billy Napier as the new coach later in the weekend. The validity of those rumors seems very much in question.

Garrick Hodge: Abilene Christian goes down, but c'mon, it's all about the Egg Bowl

Posted 11/23/2019 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE -- In case you slept through Mississippi State's snoozefest of a 45-7 win against FCS opponent Abilene Christian, here's a quick recap.

Garrick Hodge: Alabama's rout of Mississippi State wasn't fun for anyone

Posted 11/16/2019 in Local Columns

You know that expression, "It was over from the opening kickoff"? Usually that's figurative, but Saturday, it was literal.

 

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