Tuesday, February 5, 2008
WHAT’S IN THE FUTURE FOR THE DAWGS NOW?
With the loss to Tennessee , State is now 14 and 7 overall and 5 and 2 in conference. So where can we go from here? We have 9 games left in regular season, plus the SECT. Of the 9 games remaining, 5 are on the road and 4 at home. We have Alabama (2/6), Arkansas (2/16), Auburn (2/27) and LSU (3/8) at home. We have Auburn (2/9), Ole Miss (2/20), South Carolina (2/23), Florida (3/1), and Vanderbilt (3/5) on the road. It is my personal belief that we have to win 6 of these games if we want to make the NCAA tournament. If we are to win that many games over the remainder of the regular season, we are going to have to pick up our play. Everyone is going to have to give a 110% of themselves to get it done. The three losses that I forecast are Ole Miss, Florida and Vanderbilt. All on the road. I think the NCAA selection committee looks at who is playing well towards the end of the season and if we can accomplish the above and then win one or 2 in the SECT, we make the big dance, otherwise, it’s the NIT again. To me, going to the NIT is like kissing your sister instead of your lover. Just not worth it. How do you feel about the remainder of the season? Let us hear your opinion. -001