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  • Ex-Miss State Football Player Philemon Jones Found Dead in Lake After Being Missing for a Month

    Black Sports Online "No foul play is suspected which means they are looking at this as more of a suicide. Very sad story. A body found in a lake in Lee County this week was officially identified as a former Mississippi State football player, the Coroner’s Office said Wednesday. " February 14

  • Coach Mike Leach deletes tweets about Mitt Romney, says 'I just asked questions'

    USA Today "New Mississippi State head football coach Mike Leach has deleted a series of messages he posted on Twitter in which he asked critical questions about Mitt Romney, the lone Republican senator to vote against President Trump in his impeachment trial Wednesday. Leach, a Trump..." February 07

  • Mike Leach Hilariously Touts Mississippi's Food As ‘Dominant Deal’ For Recruitment

    Sportsnaut "Mike Leach, fresh off his big-money deal with Mississippi State, already has a huge love affair with the food in the state of Mississippi, which he says is a “dominant deal’ during recruiting. Speaking with ESPN, Leach said that food in other states where coaches have..." February 06

  • KJ Costello will transfer to Mississippi State

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State coach Mike Leach has scored an early coup by landing a quality quarterback to lead his program. Stanford graduate transfer K.J. Costello announced on Instagram that he has decided to transfer to Mississippi State for his final year of eligibility. " February 03

  • Defensive coordinator Zach Arnett spurns Syracuse for same position with Mississippi State

    CBS Sports "Less than two weeks after accepting the defensive coordinator position at Syracuse, Zach Arnett is on the move again as Mississippi State announced Arnett as its new defensive coordinator on Wednesday. Arnett was formally announced as the Orange defensive coordinator on Jan. 11,..." January 23

  • Top 20 juniors who said no to NFL draft

    CBS Sports "The deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2020 NFL Draft has come and gone, and while many top programs are bidding farewell to some of their best players, the season also comes with announcements from draft-eligible who decided to return to school instead of going pro.  These..." January 22

  • Former Mississippi State Wide Receiver De'Runnya Wilson Killed in Homicide

    SI "Former Mississippi State wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson was killed in a homicide on Tuesday, Birmingham, Ala. police confirmed.  Wilson found unresponsive by a relative, per Birmingham police. He was 25.  Wilson played for the Bulldogs from..." January 21

  • Former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead named Oregon OC

    CBS Sports "It didn't take long for former Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead to land on his feet after getting fired earlier this month. Oregon announced on Tuesday that the program has hired the former Bulldogs coach to serve as its offensive coordinator. Moorhead replaces..." January 21

  • In Mike Leach, Mississippi State makes a Paul Johnson-like hire

    247 Sports "The Pirate is coming to Starkville, and it was announced in the most absurd way possible: A video combining Jack Sparrow (of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) and Bulldogs football. That Twitter post didn’t mention Mike Leach by name. It didn’t have to. Everybody..." January 10

  • Social Media Loved Mike Leach, But Will Mississippi State?

    The Big Lead "Mike Leach is the new coach at Mississippi State. He'll bring his unique brand of whatever it is to the SEC. This makes three stops on his tour to towns that are decidedly Mike Leach-esque. Lubbock. Pullman. Starkville. It sounds like the tentpole shows of a roots rock band with..." January 09

  • Mike Leach Reportedly Named New Mississippi State HC After Joe Moorhead Firing

    Bleacher Report "Mississippi State's coaching search has reportedly come to an end. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the Bulldogs hired Mike Leach to be their next head football coach Thursday. The position was open because the SEC program fired Joe Moorhead..." January 09

  • Report: Todd Grantham a name to watch in Mississippi State head coach search

    Larry Brown Sports "Todd Grantham is apparently a name to watch in the Mississippi State head coach search. Mississippi State on Friday fired Joe Moorhead as their head coach after two seasons. Moorhead was reportedly viewed as a poor fit in Starkville. The program’s bad bowl loss..." January 04

  • Joe Moorhead Never Stood a Chance at Mississippi State

    The Big Lead "Mississippi State fired second-year head coach Joe Moorhead following a 6-7 season and a loss in the Music City Bowl. Firing a coach this early into his tenure is rare, but Moorehead joins Willie Taggart and Chad Morris as the third coach this football season to be let go by their schools..." January 04

  • Mississippi State exploring firing Joe Moorhead

    247 Sports "The Mississippi State football program decided to retain head coach Joe Moorhead after a disappointing 6-6 finish to the 2019 regular season, but the athletic department administrators may be having second thoughts. Mississippi State is reportedly considering firing Moorhead..." January 03

  • Mississippi State fires head coach Joe Moorhead

    Larry Brown Sports "Mississippi State took a step back this season in a year that ended with a disappointing bowl loss against Louisville, and it appears head coach Joe Moorhead is taking the fall. Moorhead has been fired after just two seasons with the Bulldogs, Stadium’s Brett McMurphy..." January 03

  • Report: Mississippi State Makes QB Change Before Music City Bowl Following Fight

    Sportsnaut "Just days before the Mississippi State Bulldogs will take the field to face the Louisville Cardinals in the Music City Bowl, the Bulldogs’ coaching staff has reportedly made another change at quarterback following a fight between teammates earlier this month. According to..." December 26

  • Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill declares for NFL draft

    ESPN "Mississippi State running back Kylin Hill, who leads the SEC in rushing yards, announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. In an announcement he posted on Twitter, Hill said he still plans to play in the Franklin American Mortgage Music..." December 13

  • All jokes aside, Elijah Moore's 'pee' celebration was an all-time sports blunder

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "The enduring power of college football comes with the beautiful collision of the unpredictable, unscripted and unhinged. A 12-car pile-up of the bizarre and unimaginable emerged in Starkville, Mississippi, late Thursday night. A rivalry game known as the Egg Bowl between bitter foils..." November 30

  • Ole Miss, WR Elijah Moore apologize for urinating dog Egg Bowl celebration

    ESPN "Ole Miss and receiver Elijah Moore apologized Friday for the dog urinating celebration in the final moments of the Egg Bowl that contributed to the Rebels' loss to Mississippi State. "I apologize to my teammates, coaches and Rebel Nation for my actions at..." November 29

  • Elijah Moore's dog-peeing celebration costs Ole Miss Egg Bowl

    The Score "The Egg Bowl between Mississippi State and Ole Miss ended in the most bizarre fashion Thursday night. Ole Miss pulled within one point after a touchdown in the final seconds, but receiver Elijah Moore got flagged for a celebration in which he mimicked a..." November 29

  • Nick Saban says he suspended unnamed Alabama player for Miss. St. game for not going to class

    NBC Sports "Let the sleuthing and/or Internet message-board speculating commence in earnest. Thursday night on his weekly radio show, Nick Saban revealed that he had suspended one of his Alabama football players for this Saturday’s game against Mississippi State in..." November 16

  • Playing Tua Tagovailoa Against Lowly Mississippi State Would Be an Irresponsible Move by Nick Saban

    12 Up "It's entirely understandable Nick Saban opted to deploy a hobbled Tua Tagovailoa for last weekend's SEC showdown against LSU. After all, it was the biggest game of the year and Alabama's head coach was meticulous with examining his star signal caller all week during..." November 16

  • Matt Luke to return for fourth season at Ole Miss

    247 Sports "Ole Miss has had a down season by its standards. At 4-6, the Rebels would need to beat No. 1 LSU and rival Mississippi State to play in the postseason. The last two years, the Rebels were not able to participate in the postseason due to NCAA violations that took place under Hugh..." November 14

  • Tua Tagovailoa hits practice fields in preparation for Saturday's game against Mississippi State

    Saturday Down South "Tua Tagovailoa played in No. 3 Alabama’s home loss to No. 2 LSU last Saturday. Will he be a full go for its game against Mississippi State, its final one before an open week? Well, there’s some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Tagovailoa was..." November 12

  • Joe Moorhead on Rutgers vacancy: Not something that’s under consideration

    NBC Sports "Rutgers is looking for a new head coach and Mississippi State head coach Joe Moorhead is supposedly the so-called frontrunner for the job, according to reports out of New Jersey. But would the Mississippi State head coach leave the SEC to take on the massive undertaking at..." October 18

  • Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead emerging as 'top candidate' for Rutgers job, a report says

    CBS Sports "Could Rutgers poach a sitting SEC coach for its open vacancy? That's what the school is hoping to do, according to NJ.com. In a report from Keith Sargeant, Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead has "emerged as a top candidate" at Rutgers two weeks into the search. The report cites..." October 17

  • Seven Mississippi State football players will miss Louisiana-Lafayette game for violation of team rules

    Clarion Ledger "Mississippi State isn't at full-strength for its season opener against Louisiana today.  The following Bulldogs are out for a "violation of team rules."  Senior defensive tackle Lee Autry Junior kicker Jace Christmann  Junior..." August 31

  • Mississippi State quarterback Keytaon Thompson enters NCAA transfer portal

    USA Today "Joe Moorhead said Thursday that junior quarterback Keytaon Thompson would need to win a game for Mississippi State at some point during the 2019 season.  On Friday, Thompson sent a message that maybe that won't be the case.  One day after Moorhead named..." August 24

  • Mississippi State Hands Out Massive Suspension to 10 Players Over Test-Taking Scandal

    12 Up "The Mississippi State Bulldogs are in hot water with the NCAA, as they find themselves right in the crosshairs of the governing body following another scandal related to the academic standing of their players. The university suspended 10 football players and one..." August 23