No. 3: Ideally, MSU quarterback Will Rogers will continue to thrive despite Mississippi State football moving to a new offense
Hey look, it’s worth noting that, like Ole Miss and Kentucky, Mississippi State has also been pretty reliant upon one specific player in recent seasons. And, well, with the Air Raid, you kinda have a pretty big need for having a reliable and accurate quarterback.
Throughout the vast majority of his playing time as the starting quarterback for the Mississippi State football program, Will Rogers has been that. He’s been consistently solid, minus a few examples here and there. He’s been very, very accurate.
And while he’s somehow seemingly lacked the ability to make some deep throws at times, Rogers has been the focal point of MSU’s offense with Mike Leach in charge.
Things likely change some now as Kevin Barbay takes over, but given the way this roster is constructed (and the way the game is played these days), the Bulldogs will still need their quarterback to do good things. Heck, sometimes they’ll need Rogers to do great things.
And a dream scenario for the Bulldogs in 2023 involves Rogers stepping up, adjusting seamlessly to Barbay’s offense, and thriving. And should that happen, as a result, the Bulldogs should also be capable of thriving.