Mississippi State fans dont need many reasons to send the decibel level skyrocketing with their beloved cowbells, but the clang youve been hearing lately is the Bulldogs season hitting rock bottom.
Theyve lost three straight games and have dropped out of the BCS top-25, ruining a 7-0 start in which they were barely tested.
Only the ultimate optimist would have believed Mississippi State would defeat Alabama, Texas A&M and LSU in consecutive weeks, but the Bulldogs were blown out by the Crimson Tide, werent competitive against the Aggies and let the score get out of hand late in last weeks loss in Baton Rouge.
Its called the Southeastern Conference, coach Dan Mullen said on a teleconference. Ive seen it before as a head coach. Ive seen it plenty as an assistant coach. And Ive seen it sitting and watching other people play before we go play on a Saturday afternoon. You want to play against the best, and thats what you have here in the Southeastern Conference.
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