Bell Yeah Links! 8.17.11

Rise and grind, State fans. It's only a little over two weeks until Mississippi State kicks off the season at Memphis. If you haven't read For Whom the Cowbell Tolls' Mississippi State-Alabama preview, click here or scroll down. Do it.

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Sun sets on yet another year at ‘The Farm’ | The Clarion Ledger

After a few lack luster days of practice, Brandon Marcello takes a look at the Bulldogs as the leave the Farm.

“You can either survive the Farm or you can attack the Farm,” Mullen said. “If we’re worried about surviving the Farm we’re not going to be a very good football team. If we go attack the Farm we’ll have a chance to be a championship team. So each individual has to ask that of themselves to find out how we’re going to come together, and did we do it as a team.”

Dan Mullen focused on 'critical' year - SEC Blog - ESPN

ESPN's Chris Low has an exceptional profile on Dan Mullen and the state of the program. 

His first season was about getting Mississippi State's players to buy in and believe they could play with anybody. The second season was about getting them to believe they could beat any team in the country.

"I think this, our third season, is the most critical," Mullen said. "This, to me, is the most important year maybe in the history of the program, because you're not just going to get to the SEC championship game on a one-year whim. Teams that get to the SEC championship game are consistent winners and then have that breakout year." 

Scout.com: Tuesday Bulldog Football Practice Review ($)

Mississippi State's Scout site with a practice rundown. 

Eight days and twelve practice later, the Bulldogs bid farewell to the Farm and move back into more permanent quarters. And, into another frame of preseason mind with only a couple of remaining weeks before the 2011 campaign kicks off. Asked if their stint on south campus achieved all goals, “If we didn’t, it’s too late now!” quipped Dan Mullen.

Scout.com: A Q&A With MSU Head Baseball Coach John Cohen ($)

Gene Swindoll's one-on-one interview with Mississippi State head baseball coach John Cohen. Cohen was able to keep all of the Bulldogs' signees that were selected in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft.

Bulldogs' Game With Kentucky Slated For ESPN's Super Tuesday Showdown - mstateathletics.com

If our potential is realized (yeah, I know), this could be a matchup against top-20 teams. And, please, no one post Anthony Davis' phone number on the message boards...

ESPN announced Tuesday it has selected Mississippi State's game against Kentucky this season as part of its Super Tuesday package for the fourth-consecutive year. The Feb. 21, 2012, showdown at Humphrey Coliseum will tip at 8 p.m.  

BulldawgJunction.com - Wednesday Dawg Biscuits

When I read the first biscuit on the recruitment of Jason Croom, who will decide Thursday between Tennessee and Mississippi State, my heart sank. Momma always wins.

Croom also told me he was the one who kept up the conversations with the Bulldogs and that his mom was the one speaking with Tennessee. 

Don't knock Starkville, at least on my watch - The Memphis Edge

Finally, Kyle Veazey warns residents of the Mid-South, if they make fun Starkvegas, he will slash their tires.

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