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Mississippi State will only have to replace one coordinator this offseason.
The Bulldogs and defensive coordinator Geoff Collins agreed to a 2-year contract extension worth $1.2 million as announced by the team on Monday.
Raheim Robinson has grown into one of Starkville Academyâ€™s strongest players in one year's time.
MADISON â€“ It may have been a holiday on Monday, but a trip to Madison wasn't as much fun as the Starkville Yellowjackets thought it would be.
Even though Starkville pulled out a 49-40 victory over Forrest Hill in the Martin Luther King Classic at Germantown High School, the Jackets had to earn every point and make sure they played well enough defensively the entire game.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs have yet to put together a winning streak in its first four Southeastern Conference games this season.
MSU lost to Kentucky to start, beat Ole Miss, lost on the road at Alabama but then returned home to beat Texas A&M.
The Bulldogs (12-5, 2-2) look to win two-straight when Auburn (8-7, 0-4) comes to town on Wednesday.
Competitor is the first word out of coach Mark Whiteâ€™s mouth when he starts to describe East Mississippi Community College sophomore Jacolby Mobley.
Mississippi Stateâ€™s Craig Sword wasnâ€™t happy with how he and his teammates played last Wednesday night.â€¨The Bulldogs played poorly and dropped an 80-61 decision to Alabama on the road. MSU was coming off a big win over in-state rival Ole Miss, but couldnâ€™t ride that momentum into Coleman Coliseum.
â€śI was really disappointed in our performance at Alabama,â€ť MSU head coach Rick Ray said.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs had their backs up against the wall all afternoon long.
It didnâ€™t seem to affect the Bulldogs though.
MSU overcame a 10-point deficit, its largest in a victory this season, in the second half to knock off the Texas A&M Aggies 81-72 in overtime Saturday afternoon inside Humphrey Coliseum.
The potential distractions are evident for the Mississippi State women's basketball team today.
When the Bulldogs play the Texas A&M Aggies at 2 p.m. in College Station, Tex., the connections surrounding the game are numerous.
Starkville Academy girls basketball coach Glenn Schmidt refers to Madison-Ridgeland Academy as the one of the best teams in the league.
On Saturday afternoon, her Lady Volunteers tipped off against the Lady Patriots and after a hard fought contest, it was MRA coming out victorious 34-33.
Starkville Academy boys basketball coach Mark Alexander knows there are going to be times when an opponent is just better.
Saturday was one of those times.
The Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots brought the top-ranked team in Mississippi Association of Independent Schools to town and didn't leave much doubt in Alexander's mind that they were anything less than that.