Well State looked totally mediocre versus a terrible UAB team this weekend. The first half of the game with Relf was pretty much pathetic. The second half of the game with Russell was pretty poor as well. I like Relf but the team just doesn’t seem to play well with him behind center. I expect him to start against South Carolina, but if he gets pulled again, then I think the decision will have been made and Russell will be the starting QB for MSU from that point. The defense is State’s ‘strength’ right now but I think even I could beat that ‘strength’ in an arm wrestling contest.
Ole Miss was off this weekend so no bitter tears for them, except to say, there is going to be a whole lake made of the salty tears of UM fans over the next three games(Alabama, Arkansas and Auburn). The Alabama game is going to be on national TV, front and center, because it’s ‘Bama; I hope Ole Miss can look at least decent against them, but I expect it to be a total domination in every aspect of the game. It’ll be the same when State plays them. Best we can hope for, as the MS schools play Alabama this year is for low scoring games that don’t make us look too bad. Kind of like the State game versus LSU.
At this point of the season, I’m no longer as certain that MSU will beat Ole Miss. It’s a toss up, with a slight advantage to MSU. I think MSU’s offense is about as good as UM’s, but I think our defense is a bit better and the game is at State this year.
I still think Mississippi State can make it to 6 wins this year if they can beat Kentucky, Tenn Martin and Ole Miss and I still think Ole Miss is only going to win 4 this year with wins against Kentucky and Louisiana Tech. And let’s be clear here, I’m not sure either team will win all those games they are ‘supposed’ to. Kentucky is really bad this year but they are still capable of beating one or both MS schools, and I’m not sure Ole Miss will beat Louisiana Tech either. At least that damn La Tech QB will be 18 when Ole Miss plays them so the announcers won’t be so damn annoying going on and on about his age.
Beer: Abita Satsuma. I like this beer but honestly I think I prefer the Sam Adams Oktoberfest.