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Thanks, for the correction. It has been fixed above.
That is your right. I for one am proud that Mississippi State will be playing for a National Championship starting Monday night.
The SEC is playing for a title and my home state can win that title. Nothing could be better in my humble opinion.
CNN is reporting that President Obama also had a latter addressed to him that tested positive for ricin. News breaking just this afternoon.
I am sorry I missed your post. I am recently adjusting to life as a stay at home dad with a new baby girl. I am so sorry I have seemed to offended you.
Andy Kennedy has done a good job at Ole Miss but he has failed to get the Rebels into the Big Dance. If getting to the NIT mattered any more then Kennedy would be a hero in Oxford.
I'm sure you are a diehard Ole Miss supporter but you failed to realize that I said the list of coaches on the hot seat began and ended with Kennedy because of the coaching turnover. SWAC coaches will get more rope because they have only one road to making the NCAA Tournament and that road is winning the conference tournament.
Kennedy and the Rebels also play one of the softest non-conference schedules you are going to find in the country. That does not help him or the Rebels out when the tournament selection committee is looking at different teams.
Combine the weak non-conference schedule and the fact that Kennedy has been .500 in the SEC, a conference that will almost never be accused of being a power conference in basketball, it leads to the Rebels being on the outside looking in.
If you take exception to what I wrote you must have written into every college basketball preview in the country. Just about everyone I read mentioned Kennedy being on the hot seat. That is unless ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and other get more respect out of you because of the website the article is published under than I do at the Jackson Free Press.
I root for every team in Mississippi to do well in every sport. I have no beef, as you put it, with Ole Miss or Kennedy but he has under-produced. He has underachieved even more so if you look at the job done by Hugh Freeze in his first season.
I'm not going to give credit to Ole Miss for running up a big non-conference record in December when the Rebels have played a bunch of easy games. Ole Miss recently got a very big win at home against Missouri this past Saturday and it will go a long way to helping them get into the tournament this year.
And for the record I think Ole Miss will get in the NCAA Tournament. Also, if you read the JFP College Basketball Preview story you will understand even better why Kennedy is on the hot seat.
Thank you for the feedback. It is always appreciated. Also, I think MSU is very happy with their coaching hire after Pat Forde mentioned him in his column today.
You're going to get me into trouble again, Todd.
USM is on a roll. The streak will be tested this year with a new head coach and starting quarterback. I still feel the Golden Eagles will keep the streak alive.
Also, I want to see the Green Bay/San Diego game to see how well the first female official of a pro football game does. History will be made in that game.
I am not sure what channel the Saints are playing on. NFL Network says teams to be announced. I figured a local station would carry the game but I haven't see it yet on my cable guide.
Only problem with the preseason game is Joe Vitt is coaching but he won't be there in the regular season for six games. I am not sure how that will work for New Orleans.
Morgan got a good bit of playing time in his home town. He made the most of it. I like the way he looked and he should be in the mix for some playing time in the regular season if he keeps producing.
It was hard to tell on the return game because Arizona's coverage was so bad. Nearly ever Saint that returned a punt or a kickoff had a nice return.
Laron Scott had one return for 67 yards on a kickoff, Travaris Cadet had a few nice returns and Morgan did well when he was in the game.
Saints look like they have several players who could fight for that fourth receiver spot. We should find out more this Thursday against New England in the second game.
Those players fighting for a back up spot/fourth receiver will get a good long look with Chase Daniel at quarterback and get some playing time with Drew Brees to work on chemistry.
Next game on the NFL network, Donna and you will have to come by, we will have a cookout and watch the game.
It will help the NFL Network if more providers carried it to move it down the channel lineup.
All in all, I thought the Saints looked very good. Defense needs work but that is to be expected with a new defensive coordinator.
Must be a ton of Communists out there, including me. LOL.
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