It’s never too early to talk about the Egg Bowl is it?
From the Mother Ship, a look at Mississippi’s SEC rivalry game and what an advantage it’s been to have that game at home.
As is often the case good stuff was left out. In the old days we would say it was left on the cutting room floor. These days it’s kind of like the equivalent of the SEC Network replay game when Dari Nowkhah says, “Due to time constraints we now move ahead in our coverage.” I wish we could say that in real time from 8:30 and 9 o’clock kicks.
Anyway, Dan Mullen in the story talks about looking at reasons his team, in his estimation, has not performed well in its last two trips to Oxford.
MSU defensive back Taveze Calhoun agreed that the Bulldogs didn’t play well last year, didn’t play like they had been playing. He said that did different things like missing tackles and such.
“I don’t think we played our best, but you’ve got to give credit to Ole Miss. Those guys outplayed us that day. I just think we didn’t play our best. We did some things we weren’t doing earlier in the season like missing tackles, missing assignments, but you’ve got to give credit to those guys. Those guys came ready to play and they were the better team that day.”
I asked him if he was heckled more at Ole Miss than in other SEC stadiums. He said he was not or at least didn’t notice a difference.
I thought that was an odd answer, but it was his answer. There would be different answers from different players, I’m sure. It’s not always easy to block things out as Calhoun says he does in road games. If one player makes eye contact with one heckling fan or small group of fans that’s likely to stick with his memory and experience.