If you would like to know all the players for the 2017 Mississippi State football team, you better be good at piecing things together based off of last year’s team, incoming freshmen and transfers, and redshirt freshmen who will be playing for the first time. As of this writing, the 2017 Mississippi State football roster on hailstate.com is listed as (will be posted soon).
Mississippi State isn’t the only school to not release a roster as of yet. Michigan has not either and a New Jersey based media company has submitted an FOIA to get said roster.
To be fair, Dan Mullen did comment on this Thursday night when he met with the media. Here is what Will Sammon reported last night.
fyi: Dan Mullen said we don't need a roster because we all know who the players on the team are.— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) August 18, 2017
And this was my immediate thought when I read that.
So I went on Twitter and asked for your best conspiracy theories on why Mississippi State hasn’t released a roster. You did not disappoint. I had originally planned to use all the responses we got, but there were so many that I decided to use the ones I liked the most.
The “I’m not sure if they were serious or I just missed the joke” Responses
These two responses seem pretty straightforward. Maybe I missed something.
Because it doesn't mean anything until Sept 2 @ 3:00?— CSI-Mayberry (@CSIMayberry) August 17, 2017
Keep em guessing— WR (@MSUDAWGINGA) August 17, 2017
The Scientology Responses
These are always good for a laugh.
Ghost of L. Ron done took them boys up in his spaceship, Pawwwwwl https://t.co/PnAurhZKtv— Two Yards (@TwoYdsandaCloud) August 17, 2017
Blaming Peter Sirmon
Peter Sirmon was bad at coordinating defenses. I’m perfectly okay with blaming him for this as well.
They put Peter Sirmon in charge of posting it, so the roster is now in the end zone.— Cody Allsup (@CoachAllsup) August 18, 2017
Poking fun at Ole Miss and their NCAA situation
This is always fun. And there was lots of fun had with these responses.
Mistakes were made.— Toney McDonald (@ToneyMcDonald) August 17, 2017
Roster is on legit Haitian mission trip.— Tim Williamson (@Chippersbastard) August 17, 2017
They are too busy rueing— Joe Coates (@JoeCoates17) August 17, 2017
Leo has changed his number to 39 for the season— MSU⚑OLITICⒶL (@MSUPOLITICAL) August 17, 2017
THEY DON'T WANT TO SHOW THAT LEO HAS BEEN RULED INELIGIBLE AND KICKED OFF THE TEAM FOR LYING!! SERVES THAT SNITCH RIGHT!! DUMB MUTTS HAHA— Andrew Miller (@bulldogblitz16) August 17, 2017
If you don’t live in Starkville or pay attention to those that do on social media, you might not be aware that Highway 12 is a mess. They also put up a bunch of new stop signs. This will be fun on gamedays (that’s sarcasm, just in case you weren’t sure).
It's trapped on Hwy 12.— Joedee Robinson (@joedeehr) August 17, 2017
It's being sent by car through Starkville on Highway 12 and is still sitting at the light in front of Brewskis. https://t.co/oBH1UN7AJc— Robby Donoho III (@RobbyDonoho) August 17, 2017
It's backed up at the new and wonderfully used stop signs on campus https://t.co/EqXh4x4nsp— Tanner Fittes (@tannerfittes) August 17, 2017
Poking fun at the Clarion Ledger
Mississippi State fans enjoy taking shots at the Clarion Ledger as much as they enjoy taking shots at Ole Miss. We had a few of those.
They sent it to Nashville to have a headline written and it hasn't been released yet— Colby Hawkins (@colby_hawkins) August 17, 2017
It comes from Nashville— Dos Equis Dawg (@RJSwetman) August 17, 2017
It's in the Birmingham AL lawfirm* Blame Nashville* Jim Harbraugh threw it in the lake with the Michigan roster* https://t.co/Y7heb8USHL— Will Larsen (@wlarsen24) August 17, 2017
As good as those were, these that came next were my personal favorites. They got audible laughs out of me.
It's in a drawer with Hevesy's recruiting manual.— The CoonDawg™ (@CopiahDawg) August 17, 2017
An intern smeared peanut butter on it accidentally and Bully ate it https://t.co/3PGgNkomLQ— cristilmethod (@cristilmethod) August 17, 2017
Bob Carskadon took the roster to Europe and the Russians got it!!!— Bernell McGehee (@BernellMcGehee) August 17, 2017
"...BUT look at Dan Mullen's shoes, guys!" https://t.co/C6nKnJnWDC— Brian Stultz (@brianjstultz) August 17, 2017
It's been redacted.— Bulldog Sports Radio (@BulldogsRadio) August 17, 2017
We don't have a team it's all a ploy to get us to enjoy the juice— Corban (@corbangw14) August 17, 2017
It's landed itself in jail, and they're handling it internally.— Joedee Robinson (@joedeehr) August 17, 2017
And we’ll finish with Ethan keeping us here at FWtCT #OnBrand.