It might be January, but there is still some football to talk about.
Logan takes a look back at Mississippi State’s surprising win over Louisville in the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida (3:28). True freshman QB Keytaon Thompson out-dueled 2016 Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, who was intercepted four times – three times by Mark McLaurin.
Parrish says assistant coach Greg Knox should be commended for sticking with the team after head coach Dan Mullen left for Florida (8:21), and he’d like to see more coaches do that during such staff transition periods – like new Nebraska head coach Scott Frost did at UCF.
Speaking of new coaches, Ole Miss has hired one of its former players, Charles Clark, as defensive backs coach (2:13).
There is certainly plenty of basketball to discuss today, what with the MSU and Ole Miss men meeting at The Pavilion on Saturday (11:45). The Bulldogs are 13-1 but have played a pretty soft schedule, although they picked up an impressive win against No. 22 Arkansas this week. Brothers Quinndary and Nick Weatherspoon had big games for State.
If Ole Miss is to win Saturday, Parrish says it will need to get more production from Terence Davis, who would do well to attack the rim more often in the halfcourt set. Parrish also notes that Memphis grad transfer Markel Crawford has had a big impact so far.
The Rebels struggled during non-SEC play, losing to some mid-major teams, although they were good mid-majors (22:38). This is an important season for Andy Kennedy, who hasn’t taken the Rebs to the NCAA tournament since 2015, and the slow start might not bode well for his future.
MSU lost a post player when Schnider Herard decided earlier this week to transfer (21:34).
The guys also briefly discuss the Ole Miss and MSU women (25:41).