Mississippi State football has a high ceiling, CSS says coach

Mississippi State football has a high ceiling, CSS says coach


Joe Moorhead, Mississippi State coach, spoke on Saturday of the media about the importance of indigenous players to the team, and the brand new class.
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USC reservists could "start with any program" in CSS, according to an anonymous coach only.

STARKVILLE – When the Amway Coaches Pool season came out this summer, Mississippi State was not in the top 25.

But if you looked a little harder, you could see the Bulldogs as the third team that got votes. Mississippi State is the bubble.

This is not very interesting for the Dogs, according to Athlon Sports this month.

Athlon's story mentions CSS unnamed coaches who speak honestly about the 14 SEC teams. They covered Mississippi State's defense, defense and recruitment capacity Joe Moorhead, who said one coach was better than expected for many coaches who would expect a non-Southern guy to do that early Mississippi. "

There are a number of things to note under the Bulldogs 2019. There are also reasons to be wary. One of the coaches said that Mississippi State has a high ceiling and low floor this year.

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Mississippi State football coach Joe Moorhead speaks at a media day on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Leo Seal Complex. Photo by Keith Warren (Photo: Keith Warren, Keith Warren)

Mississippi offense

Let's revisit the reason Moorhead was attractive for rent Mississippi State at the end of the 2017 season. The Bulldogs were dead in the SEC during the offense that year. Meanwhile, Penn State's portion of Moorhead made a ranking. 1 in the Big 10 in the same statistic.

Moorhead brought his system to Starkville, but it only helped USC go up in one passing section. Last year Mississippi State gave 173.8 yards per game last year. Only Kentucky (161.5) was less in CSS.

One of the anonymous coaches told a CSShead that Moorhead had not forgotten how to make a coach, "but he also said that Moorhead had never how to take advantage of Nick Fitzgerald's quarterback in an effective manner. Fitzgerald was the worst season his career through various metrics, including finished percentage, run yards and fourth quarter rating.

Another coach said, simply, "they must come out and show success wearing the ball." Whether it is junior Keytaon Thompson or Tommy Stevens graduate transferring the past, the aerial element of the MSU offense must complete the land component to achieve the above "high ceiling".

And on the subject of land games, one of the coaches said that it seems a good one at Mississippi State. He said that great personnel are always looking for the offensive line. "He asked the players ahead" big wide guys. "

Moorhead said earlier this month that an aggressive line this year might be one of the biggest he ever worked. He said that the "girth" of these people will help to prepare Kylin Hill and Nick Gibson's obstacle to being productive.


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Mississippi State Defense

A week ago, defense coordinator Bob Shoop said that the faces could be different, but the system will remain the same. One of the coaches anonymously thinks that this should not be the case.

"You can't call protection in the same way without that pressure ahead," the coach said.

Shoop protects nickel protection, adding backup line back for extra protection. "It started" instead of "front seven" when you named the people who made up even names like Jeffery Simmons and Montez Sweat. These positions have gone, and coaches are thinking that the USC will lose its edge at the scouring.

An anonymous coach said that Shoop must "start the back," but the same coach also said that the SEC could now have the best linear players on the State. "He said Erroll Thompson, Willie Gay and Leo Lewis could" start any program in our league. "

One way to circumvent loss of talent on the defensive line could be going to traditional protection 4-3-4, but Shoop said that formation is unlikely to be used too often. Their protection is too dependent on the nickel. Senior safety Brian Cole is expected to have a big season in this role.

Instead, Shoop said that it is to put more than two defensive headings on the pitch at the same time to hide the weakness of the team by tackling defense.

"I think we have some answers and we could do some different things on the third, which would end the defense inside the third place," said Shoop.

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