For the 1st time since 1942, MSU has won 3 straight Egg Bowls. Story of the game and this rivalry the past 3 years: Chris Relf can’t get a first down vs. UAB, but he sure can put it to Ole Miss. And that’s ok with me. Mullen again proves loyalty to his seniors. And it pays off in the Egg Bowl. Not that Russell or Favre couldn’t have moved the ball on the worst Ole Miss team I’ve ever seen in my life time, but Mullen game planned well for this one. It’s obvious Mullen game planned for the Egg Bowl the last 2 weeks. Not playing Relf at all vs. Arky and having no plan to beat Arky means all his efforts were to beat TSUN the past 2 weeks. I’ll take it. Go Dawgs!!!
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Can Houston Nutt rally the 30 plus true and redshirt freshmen for a competitive contest? That really seems to be the question. Other questions I’ve thought of are: Will MSU play conservative and hope Ole Miss wears down or quits as they have for most of the season? I hope not. Which MSU QB will get the most snaps? Will Barry Brunetti get most of the snaps for TSUN? If MSU has a commanding lead late in the game, will Dan Mullen take a knee? How many MSU turnovers will it take for TSUN to have a chance to win this game? Will #HailState trend on Twitter during the game? This game is really about the coaches to me. If we lose, I think we put all the blame on Mullen. If we win, Mullen is still moving the program in the right direction. And for Nutt, it’s his last chance to make some noise as an SEC coach.
Also, here’s some great video caught by ESPN last week of Ole Miss DT Terrence Brown who weighs 377 lbs. breaking a chair:
The tradition introduced by European Americans of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back well over four centuries in America. For example, such thanksgivings occurred in 1541 at Palo Duro Canyon, Texas with Coronado and 1,500 of his men; in 1564 at St. Augustine, Florida with French Huguenot (Protestant) colonists; in 1598 at El Paso, Texas with Juan de Oñate and his expedition; in 1607 at Cape Henry, Virginia with the landing of the Jamestown settlers; in 1619 at Berkeley Plantation, Virginia; (and many other such celebrations). But it is primarily from the Pilgrim’s Thanksgiving celebration of 1621 that we derive the current tradition of Thanksgiving Day.
Igor plays a Bob Marley song, “No Woman, No Cry”:
Only 2 positives I can think of after getting whipped by Arky: 1) Arky is the only team to absolutely route us this year. 2) TSUN looked even worse than us, so maybe they can play worse than us next week.
That’s all I got. Hope the coaches were prepping for the Egg Bowl, cause they sure didn’t have our players ready for Arky. Not gonna waste my time analyzing the dozens of things we should have done differently to have a chance cause we talked about it all week, but the coaches obviously didn’t read our comments. Still can’t believe Arky didn’t allow Bully on the field. That was the first of many bad things for the day…worse than banning the cowbell.Big upsets this past week: UAB over USM Iowa St. over Oklahoma St. Baylor over Oklahoma USC over Oregon
Many are predicting tonight’s BCS standings to look like this: 1) LSU 2) Bama 3) Arky. Amazing to have all 3 from the same division in the same conference.
Check out this mornings front page of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: