‘Tis the season for college coaches to hit the fan circuit. Mississippi State’s annual Road Dawgs Tour stopped in Biloxi on Thursday, and Logan Lowery was there to chat with Dan Mullen, Vic Schaefer and others (3:23). He also spoke with athletic director John Cohen about adjusting to his new role, where he’s still able to satisfy his need for competition. Logan also looks at the renovations coming to Dudy Noble Field (9:00).
Also on this episode, Parrish talks about former Ole Miss tight end Evan Engram being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft by the New York Giants (11:38); he’ll now be catching passes from another former Rebel, Eli Manning. Some other Ole Miss players are expected to be drafted over the next couple of days.
On the diamond, Ole Miss took the series opener from Arkansas on Thursday and looks to bolster its postseason résumé with a series win (16:40). Pitcher James McArthur had a strong showing on Thursday, and catcher Cooper Johnson is starting to contribute more at the plate.
MSU is coming off a Governor’s Cup win over the Rebels and will try to hang on to the top spot in the SEC West standings with a series against second-place Auburn this weekend (22:57). The Tigers are coached by former State pitching coach Butch Thompson.