Deddrick Thomas decided to end his recruitment and pledge to MSU. He became MSU’s 10th prospect in the 2014 class. The class is currently ranked 10th in the country by 247 sports. Thomas chose MSU over offers from Cincinnati, Duke, Marshall, Memphis, MTSU, Ohio, Ole Miss, South Alabama, USM, and Troy.
Today I listened to The Flagship with Ben Garrett and he had an interview with Coach Freeze where they went over a bunch of information from spring practice. One interesting tidbit was that Freeze said he was changing all offensive terminology and signals because he has used the same ones for years. He hinted that when you have assistants go other places, you need to change. He said changing was a good thing and you have to give your kids the best chance to win.
In honor of celebrating National Tax Day, Mr. SEC wrote an article explaining which SEC fanbases are the most taxed when it comes to the big 2 sports (football and basketball). He explains that losing is taxing on a fanbase and is the reason he did so. If you’ve read any MSU message boards or comment sections on newspaper articles, you can see the evidence, particularly basketball. The one big flaw in this is baseball because MSU prides itself in baseball and made it to the National Championship last year. That did a lot for fanbase moral. That said, I still found his piece interesting.
You gotta love Sir Charles. He does not hold his tongue and doesn’t care if the cameras are rolling. His brutal honesty is what makes many either love or hate him (I really like him). Sometimes he’ll say something that makes you scratch your head. This was one of these moments. Barkley thumbs his nose at the NCAA’s authority (cough, laugh, cough).
So much of your team’s success depends on the play of the most important guy on the field: the QB. The SEC lost some serious star power in last year’s QB crop with guys like Johnny Manziel, Zack Mettenberger, AJ MCarron, and Aaron Murray. There isn’t a ton of returning stars but I bet the names of the new crop will be household variety by the time the year is finished.
Spring Game Recap (M&WN)
Texas Tech Team Dance Off: HC Kliff Kingsbury Steals the Show (2 min mark)