By DAVID BRANDT Former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly has had surgery on his right wrist just weeks before the NFL draft and won’t be able to throw for the next three months. Kelly’s agent, Vance McAllister, said Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Florida, performed the surgery Monday to repair a ruptured ligament. McAllister said the […]
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Henry Ruggs returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to lead Alabama over Mississippi for a 25-14 victory in the 30th Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic on Saturday. Ruggs’ touchdown was the first of several special teams plays that helped Alabama to the victory. Alabama’s Jake Lane kicked three field goals […]
The Associated Press A person familiar with the decision says that Mississippi State has hired Manny Diaz to be its new defensive coordinator. Diaz replaces Geoff Collins, who left the program in December to become defensive coordinator at Florida. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement has […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With Drew Brees finding his usual rhythm, and the Saints defense showing vast improvement under new coordinator Rob Ryan, it appears that coach Sean Payton is putting together another contender.
Brees passed for three scores and scrambled for New Orleans’ first touchdown rushing of the season, leading the Saints to a 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Saints quarterback was 29 of 46 for 342 yards, with two TD strikes to tight end Jimmy Graham and the other to Robert Meachem…
STARKVILLE, Miss. – (AP) — Dak Prescott spent the second half of his debut as Mississippi State’s starting quarterback standing on the sidelines, giving out high-fives and laughing with teammates.
He was so good during the first half, he wasn’t needed on the field.
The sophomore threw for 174 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a touchdown as the Bulldogs built a huge halftime and breezed past Alcorn State 51-7 on Saturday afternoon.
“We got in a rhythm, we were comfortable and everybody did a good job,” Prescott said. “Everybody did their 1/11th out there.”
Mississippi State (1-1) didn’t use several regular starters, including quarterback Tyler Russell, who suffered a concussion in the Bulldogs’ season-opening loss to Oklahoma State…
By Tim Ward
One of the first things looked at once a football schedule is released is the date for homecoming. This is true for high school, college and now some middle schools. This gives alumni the opportunity to come home to rekindle what should be fond memories at their respective institutions.
Not wanting to put a damper on the party, the football team usually plays an opponent they can beat. With all that in mind, Jim Hill and Murrah alumni were wondering how Northwest Rankin and Clinton were chosen respectively as opponents for homecoming.
The hype of this matchup started the first week of school via twitter. That’s right, TWITTER. Callaway and Murrah seniors raged a verbal warfare that lasted about 48 hours with both sides eventually saying, “See you September 7th.”
Around 11 p.m. Aug. 31, the battle resumed. More people were involved this time. All grades, faculty, and even alumni were all invited to weigh in on the battle. While the verbal jabs were serious and quite comical at times, everything went to another level Sept. 5. Murrah was vandalized. Callaway and other things were literally spray painted on the outside walls of the school…
By Tim Ward
Murrah opened the season this past Saturday, Aug. 18, at Newell Field. What was supposed to be a football game looked more like a track meet. Speed, speed and more speed raced up and down Newell Field. Hattiesburg with their spread offense and what looked like USA Men’s Olympic 4×100 relay team, ran away with the game…