Taking a look at some of the headlines about the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
New Strength and Conditioning Coach
Mississippi State hired a new Strength and Conditioning Coach this weekend. Nick Savage will be taking over for Rick Court who left the Bulldogs for the same position with the Maryland Terrapins. The Strength and Conditioning Coach is often considered one of the most important positions on the staff. He is the only player who has access to the players year round. Savage was Court’s assistant before being promoted.
No new movement on the search for a defensive coordinator
The position most Mississippi State fans want to know about right now though would be who is going to be the new defensive coordinator. I threw out some names earlier this week. One other name people are talking about is Tom Allen from South Florida. He used to coach at Ole Miss and is very familiar with the state. Nothing has been decided yet, so we’ll wait and see.
SEC Play starts for the Men Wednesday
We haven’t talked a lot about the basketball season yet. this will likely change starting this week. Mississippi State kicks off their conference slate against the Texas A&M Aggies. Besides the fact it is the SEC opener, this game will have a special significance because it is the first time Rick Stansbury will come to the Hump as a coach for the opposition. it should be an emotional night.
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The Women’s Basketball Team keeps rolling along
Vic Schaefer kept the Women’s team going in the right direction. The Lady Bulldogs won their SEC opener against the Florida Gators in Gainesville 76-70 on Sunday. Mississippi State’s Women’s Basketball team is now 14-1 on the season and moved up to number seven in the most recent Associated Press Poll.
Maroon And White Nations Staff update
We here at Maroon and White Nation said goodbye to a key member of our staff during 2015. Jake Wimberly left to write exclusively for Gameday Now. We’re happy to announce Jake will be writing for both sites going forward in 2016.
On a personal note, Josh and I, the editors of M&WN, want to thank you for another outstanding year. Our site was the third most viewed among the college division here at FanSided. We dropped from first, but considering there weren’t a ton of major news stories involving the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 2015, we’re still really pleased. You guys made us the top site for FanSided in 2014 and kept coming back to us at almost the exact same clip in 2015. Hopefully there will be some more compelling stories involving our Bulldogs in 2016 which will send us to the top of the network in 2016!