Andy Kennedy’s 12th season as Ole Miss basketball coach will be his last.
On this episode, Parrish examines Kennedy’s decision to step down after this season (1:43) – although had he waited a bit longer, the decision would have been made for him. Athletics director Ross Bjork has clearly stated what he expects of the program, and for the last three years the goals haven’t been met. Who will replace Kennedy? Parrish tosses out a few names (18:26), including a couple with Mississippi State connections: Rick Stansbury and Kermit Davis Jr.
Speaking of MSU, its men’s basketball team saw its NCAA bubble burst with a pair of tough losses this past week (12:10). First game an overtime loss at Missouri, followed by a last-second defeat at Vanderbilt. Still, Logan says the Bulldogs are headed in the right direction under coach Ben Howland.
The Rebels and Bulldogs will meet on Saturday in Starkville (17:37).
And let’s not forget that baseball starts this weekend. MSU and Southern Miss square off in a big series (22:58), and the Bulldogs have their pitching rotation set. Ole Miss will start the season versus Winthrop (26:42), with lefty ace Ryan Rolison drawing the opening day start.