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MSU About To Make History?

Mississippi State is expected to make history (no later than Saturday) when Sylvester Croom is named the Bulldogs head football coach. MSU AD Larry Templeton has been tight-lipped about the search for a replacement to the retiring Jackie Sherrill. LSU offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher visited Starkville, so most had expected he would get the job. But Fisher "withdrew" from the search on Thursday (translation: MSU didn't want him). Croom, a former Alabama player and assistant who's been an NFL assistant for the last 17 years, was one of the finalists for the Alabama job last summer. If State hires him, he will become the first black head football coach hired by an SEC school. And likely will become the first black head football coach to be fired by an SEC school. Croom, who's now the Green Bay Packers running back coach, had to work on Thursday, but he's expected to fly into StarkVegas on Friday. State fans are looking for any shred of good news after that debacle on Thursday night. 31-0 and it wasn't that close.

Meanwhile, Ole Miss players and fans were pulling for Arkansas against LSU on Friday. ... Sorry about that Rebel Nation. Your consolation prize: A trip to the Cotton Bowl.

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It is about time!!!Maybe, I do live in the New South afer all.

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Fry
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2003-11-29T02:06:05-06:00

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