"Throw away your doubts, throw away your fears, and just go two feet into Mississippi State basketball, and see what happens." - Rick Ray
Mississippi State is Fozzie Bear. The loveable losers of the SEC, State hasn't won an SEC title since 1941. But God love 'em, even with jokes that were stale 50 years ago, Fozzie trudges out there each night to get killed by the audience, and always with enthusiasm. That's the key here, it's the undying optimism that Fozzie possesses, in the face of all reason not to. Mississippi State fans can relate. Next year is your year, guys. Really. I'm not just saying that.
"Dylan's decided to transfer, and we wish him the best. He has our full support with everything. He did a great job for us during his time here."
"It’s a phenomenal idea. It’s a fun way to involve social media at the game, and to TV viewers it’s going to stir up some emotions between both teams. I can definitely see the the Mavs and other teams doing it."
When you turn on film a lot of times, it's one error here or there. It's one thing caused something to be that issue. We're not changing a whole lot of what we do, because we're not far off from where we want to be. We just have to be cleaner and execute better.
"Since I’ve been here we’ve always rebounded pretty strongly. We handle adversity pretty well around here. It’s kind of what our program is based on. Year round we try to put them in adverse situations. I think they’ll bounce back and be ready to come to work today."
"They scored 42 points against a really, really good football team in Utah State… They’re the defending national champs and found a way to win, and in doing so scored 42 points. I take that we’re going to have our hands full with an excellent Auburn football team."
The five-star recruit has been open about more than the phone calls going a little overboard. He's openly saying he likely won't narrow his list any further until the season is in full swing, to make sure his schools of choice won't be facing any probation or NCAA issues next season.
"You bought into that belief and that philosophy," Mullen said, closing his question-and-answer session less than 48 hours before MSU’s season opener against Memphis. "And you didn’t have to buy in. There’s a lot of different ways you can be successful but we felt we had a plan that worked and we asked you all to buy in, and you all bought in 100 percent. You had no idea if you bought in if we would go to the Gator Bowl or not. You could have bought in and we could have been 5-7 last year. But you did it and you all bought in. You believed in what we were doing and now we’re reaping the rewards for that."
I have zero respect for that school up north. In fact, I’ll probably never call them by their actual name. The only thing red and blue in my life is the American flag. I successfully paved my son’s college football career by naming him Canon. You’re welcome world.