The biggest point of discussion for Mississippi State’s upcoming 2015 season is Dak Prescott and if he can lead the Bulldogs to compete for the West. Last year Prescott led the SEC in total offense with 4,435 yards and total touchdowns with 41. The Prescott of 2014 was a 230 lb bruiser whose physicality defined him as a quarterback. Recent pictures of a noticeably slimmed down Dak could be a signal for change.
Lindsey Miller and Laremy Tunsil finally had their day in court stemming from the alleged altercation on June 26th. After weeks of the story playing out in the media and on social media, the American justice system finally got its crack at the case and what transpired at the courthouse in Oxford was predictable but delivered in an unexpected manner.
No summer before college football season would be complete without a story that dominates the headlines when there isn’t much to talk about and the Laremy Tunsil saga looks like it will drag on through SEC media days. For a story that I didn’t think would make it past the initial arrest report it has been like Jason Voorhees popping up with a hatchet every time you thinks it’s dead. In a story with few, if any, indisputable facts I’d like to examine some of the intricacies this story presents and just ramble a bit.
Yesterday the Egg Bowl internet broke out into discussion over the potential moving of the game back to Thanksgiving day after Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork went on the Paul Finebaum Show. Bjork said that moving the game was a possibility and he and MSU AD Scott Stricklin were in talks. Nothing is set in stone but Bjork’s comments were enough to test the waters and gauge fan reaction.
We have no entered the post-spring practice time period where all the analyst and sites crank up their content chock full of predictions and hot takes. For Mississippi State fans it often feels like a bad version of Back to the Future where the Deloreon takes you back to a repetitive, irritating moment. A groundhog’s day of downfall predictions for Mullen and MSU football come fall. Seven years in the books and it hasn’t happened yet.