In a crowded Union Station in Washington, D.C., not too long ago, Mississippi State professor Whit Waide was approached by a stranger. Waide had an appointment to make. He was in a hurry. The stranger offered just one sentence: "I can tell you are in a hurry," Waide recalls the stranger saying, "but I had to let you know that I'm grindin' for my state."At Mississippi State, the "People's Professor" keeps, well, grindin' On a side note, I really miss Veazey's coverage of Mississippi State sports. He always did his homework and brought his A game.