Welcome to More Cowbell, SEC Country’s daily podcast about Mississippi State sports with host Brandon Walker.
Finally, game week has arrived. Mississippi State will open its 2017 season with a home game against Charleston Southern on Saturday. While there may not be very much drama associated with the season opener, there are plenty of storylines for MSU heading into what could be a key season. Entering coach Dan Mullen’s 9th season at MSU, a unique opportunity awaits the Bulldogs, as MSU stands on the bring of an opportunity to reach the next level as a program. Taking into account all factors, both internal and external, we discuss why this could be Mullen’s most important season at MSU on this episode of More Cowbell.
Digging deeper into the season opener, host Brandon Walker discusses what MSU needs to see from its star quarterback. Nick Fitzgerald entered last year in the midst of a quarterback battle and this season, the environment couldn’t be more different. The junior quarterback is MSU’s unquestioned leader, and he is the key to the entire season for the Bulldogs. So what does he need to do from the outset against Charleston Southern? We answer that question and more regarding Fitzgerald.
Meanwhile, in Oxford, things are still very interesting. The Ole Miss fanbase, probably tired of hearing negative news for two years, is currently rejoicing at articles pointing the finger at MSU and linebacker Leo Lewis. But this is nothing but a time-wasting message board fantasy, and we get into the reasoning for that.
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