Wrapping Up SBW, Looking Ahead

Good Monday, dear readers. Super Bulldog Weekend is over and done with, so let’s recap it for the record.

• From Sunday’s Journal, the Maroon-White spring game recap focused on Tyler Russell and the passing game (CLICK HERE). Russell looked sharp throwing the ball – he usually does – and what was especially encouraging was the array of weapons he utilized. There was speedy, elusive slot receiver Jameon Lewis and then the big downfield threat, Joe Morrow, and both guys did the sort of things MSU hopes they can do plenty of this fall.

“No matter who’s in a game at wide receiver, you’re going to see big plays made this season,” Russell said Saturday.

I’m working on a feature on Morrow that I hope will run tomorrow.

• Because of space issues, the Maroon-White notebook got held over until today (CLICK HERE). In it, I look at Johnthan Banks playing some receiver, the development of freshman defensive tackle Quay Evans, and the explosive running ability of tailback Josh Robinson.

• In just a bit, I’ll post a blog entry about who I thought was the emerging star of the spring. I’ll give you a hint: He plays on defense.

• MSU’s coaches are back on the recruiting trail today as they try to hone in on this 2013 class. The Bulldogs currently have two commitments, and that number will go up as summer approaches.

• The basketball staff is busy trying to add guys, too, and I think we might see Rick Ray nab a point guard this week. That’s the feeling I get from reading the recruiting websites. Keep the name Jacoby Davis in mind.

• In baseball, the Bulldogs are feeling good after sweeping Tennessee (CLICK HERE). MSU (24-16, 8-10 SEC) is now tied for seventh in the league standings, and in the Western Division it sits just one game behind both Arkansas and Ole Miss. It hosts the Rebels this weekend, but first up is a date with Southern Miss in Pearl on Tuesday.

I’ll try to catch up with coach John Cohen today for an update.

• Also notable from the weekend: The softball squad swept Kentucky and has qualified for a spot in the SEC Tournament, in the process enhancing its solid NCAA résumé. And the men’s tennis team fell to Georgia in the SEC Tournament semifinals, so up next for the Bulldogs is the NCAA tourney, which begins May 11.