All of your MSU News and Notes for Thursday, including a Q&A with RB Nick Griffin, Dan Mullen and Les Miles on the SEC teleconference, the new arena the basketball team will play in on Friday, and more.
Sorry for missing out yesterday morning folks. I stayed up a bit too late watching The Walking Dead episodes (NO SPOILERS, ON SEASON 2), and when I skimmed the news and notes material for the day, I realized there probably was not enough material to warrant staying up late to put together a post.
But here we are! Back in the saddle for Thursday, and ready to give you all of the News and Notes that I could find on the interwebs. Let's get started, shall we?
- Yesterday was SEC teleconference day as always for the head football coaches of the SEC. Taking part in that teleconference was both our own Dan Mullen as well as LSU's Les Miles. Coach Mullen talked about improving on missed tackles, Nick Griffin's role, and more, while Les Miles talked about a very capable MSU team. Miles' chat included this, on rebounding after the Alabama loss:
"The extent you didn't get victory, there's an absence."
- Speaking of Nick Griffin, it looks like he is gaining coach Mullen's confidence, as well as his own, as he has been getting more carries as the season has progressed. Mullen talked in the press conference about using Griffin more, and yesterday, Bob Carskadon had a chance to chat with Nick in yesterday's weekly Q&A. They talked about the LSU game, the election, aliens, and more.
- Yesterday's weekly Wednesday Bulldog update included some important information for those traveling to Baton Rouge this weekend. The highlight touches on Baton Rouge gatherings for State fans, updates on available tickets for the Arkansas game, MSU - Loyola commemorative game tickets, and more. Here's a few highlights from the update:
MISSISSIPPI STATE TAILGATE PLANNED FOR LSU GAME
The Office of the President, Alumni Association, Foundation, Bulldog Club and Student Association will host a tailgate prior to the Mississippi State football game at LSU this Saturday for all Bulldog faithful traveling to Baton Rouge.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m., and the tailgate will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. This will allow fans to get to the Dawg Wak to cheer on our Bulldogs as they enter the stadium.
The MSU tailgate will be held under a tent in the Walk-On's parking lot. Located at 3838 Burbank Drive, just off Nicholson Drive, Walk-On's is a popular bistro and bar located in close proximity to Tiger Stadium. Complimentary appetizers will be served, with cash bars available. Appetizers will include catfish strips, boudin balls, chicken tenders and spinach and artichoke dip, while supplies last.
TIGER STADIUM CONSTRUCTION COULD IMPACT MSU FAN ENTRY
Expansion and renovation at Tiger Stadium on the LSU campus could impact Mississippi State fans as they approach gates to enter the stadium this weekend. Click here for a map of the construction area and impact on access to the stadium.
An LSU advisory is asking fans to arrive early for the game and be aware that changes in gate access at the south end of the stadium could be affected. There will be limited pedestrian access to gates in the southeast corner for fans coming from South Stadium Drive.
Our tickets at LSU are located on the 300 level, the 400 level and in the upper level of Tiger Stadium. Fans with 300 level tickets should enter through Gate 11 and those with 400 level seats should access their seating area through Gates 14, and 18 through 20. Those gates are most impacted by the construction zone. Fans are encouraged to use the pedestrian route from Fieldhouse Drive to the stadium via Powerhouse Lane, and walkways by Hatcher Hall and Johnston Hall.
Gate access to upper level seating should not be affected.
That's it for today's News and Notes folks, have a good Thursday!