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They just toll incessantly.
Not that I need to tell Peach Bowl (sometime early/mid 90s) attendees. Who else still has tinnitus?
But in all seriousness, this is a fascinating matchup. Mississippi State is the kind of interesting game I always wanted to see our Wolven Sort play more of. Someone different, in a place most of us haven't even visited. Another land grant/engineering/angry "little brother" state school.
As a tangent, this would be my initial 8 invites for a league of such similarly inclined folk:
NC State, Mississippi State, Purdue, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Purdue, Oregon State, Washington State
Y'all got any ideas, should we need to expand to 10 or 12? I suppose Michigan State, VPI, Louisville, and Iowa State? Not that anyone is handing me re-alignment powers anytime soon. But my mind wanders, as you know by now.
Wolven supporters will be feeling much more optimistic about winning in Starkville, after a very solid team display against South Florida. Yeah, maybe they suck. But 45-nil, despite some iffy quartered backing? Fuck a duck, I will take that any day.
It also bears mentioning that Cowbells supporters were good sports in the College World Series, standing up for the Pack Nine and properly shitting on Vanderbilt and their antics. In the stands, and on the diamond - preventing a very gross and very tainted Commodores title. Is God and/or Karma starting to pay attention to pay sportsball some attention? I sure hope so.
That said, I still have very little trust in our secondary. Clearly our achilles' heel (apart from having to play Clemson). Dread Pirate Mike Leach will test that, early and often. His system relies on quick and accurate passing, somewhat negating our strong pass rush and even stronger run defense. It will be both a schematic and personnel (um, SEC West, cough cough) challenge, that I hope we can meet. Regardless of the outcome, I am proud that we are giving it a go.