BANDITREF.com had some good things to say about MSU football for the 2011 season: This is the best Mississippi State team in ... well ... ever. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has taken a team that was a joke of the SEC and turned them into a contender. Many fans as well as media types want to dismiss this team based on the fact that it is Mississippi State, that is a mistake. This team has real talent, and a lot of veteran players coming back. Chief among them is quarterback Chris Relf, who has size, speed, and a throwing ability that are scarily similar to Cam Newton. Relf improved dramatically over the course of last season, no doubt due to his being coached by the man who helped create Tim Tebow. If Relf improved that much last season, how good is he going to be this season? Mississippi State has a once in a generation level talent, a once in a generation coach, and a once in a generation opportunity. Mississippi State may not be able to keep Dan Mullen when the big schools come knocking, which they will. But they have an opportunity to do something this year at Mississippi State that State may not see again for another 50 years. If Mississippi State can beat LSU or Alabama, I would expect them to have a real chance at a Sugar Bowl appearance. I think the November game between Alabama and MSU will be a game of two undefeated, highly ranked SEC teams. This is a team to watch. Click the link to read some insight on the 2011 seasons for the rest of the SEC.