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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kudos to Coach Croom

It may have been one of the ugliest bowl games in a while, but give Mississippi State credit, the Bulldogs found a way to win, defeating Central Florida, 10-3, in the Liberty Bowl.

And that is what this season has been about for State.

Sylvester Croom won eight games with a true freshman quarterback and an offense that was challenging to the eye.

They won with defense and special teams.

Even if you're not a Mississippi State fan, you have to appreciate what Croom has done. He hasn't taken any shortcuts -- not cheating, no Junior College quick fixes. He is competing in arguably the toughest conference and toughest division in college football and is making progress.

Give State credit for giving him the opportunity. Give Croom credit for making the most out of it.


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