How will the Bulldogs approach the transfer portal to address roster issues this offseason?
First and foremost, it seems clear that Mississippi State will need to explore the transfer portal to find additional offensive playmaker to help the Bulldogs out with the next head coach. The extent to which that is necessary remains to be seen.
Against Ole Miss, Zavion Thomas seemed to show up and thrive, but the Bulldogs really weren’t able to get much going on offense. Part of that was due to an in-game injury to running back Seth Davis and the already injured duo of Will Rogers and Woody Marks still not being 100 percent, but still.
MSU will have some work to do there.
But the Bulldogs’ defense is losing some incredibly important athletes. Bookie Watson and Jett Johnson were the best linebacker duo in the country. They were absolutely crucial to delivering any amount success the Mississippi State football team saw this season.
And as we saw at times this year, losing crucial parts of this defense can hinder things considerably.
Especially when the offense is bad.
So, what will MSU do here in the portal? Will we see a Colorado or Texas State situation where the roster is overhauled considerably in hopes of finding a way to win sooner rather than later, even if that success is hard to sustain throughout the entirety of a season?
Or will we see a roster be built with existing pieces in place and use of the transfer portal done to help augment what MSU already has in Starkville?