Albama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole-Miss USC Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
Latest News

Sidney, Smith Leaving MSU; Moultrie Still Deciding Future

After initially defending his track record after a season-ending NIT loss, Rick Stansbury decided to “retire” two days later.  In the two weeks since his announcement, Mississippi State’s coaching search has been pretty quiet aside from the mention of Murray State’s Steve Prohm as the Dogs’ “top priority.”  But Prohm re-upped with the Racers yesterday.  And a late night post from Wisconsin claiming Milwaukee’s Rob Jeter would be taking over in Starkville turned out to be poppycock.

Now, in addition to Stansbury, there’s going to be a lot more turnover in Starkville.

Much-maligned big man Renardo Sidney announced last night that he will turn pro.  “I appreciate Mississippi State giving me an opportunity to play, but I feel it’s time for me to move on. … I’m entering the draft to follow my dream of playing in the NBA and to help my family.”

Here’s hoping Sidney grows up, turns his attitude around, and has a successful career (though it’s more likely to start in the Ukraine than in the NBA).  Still, this appears to be addition by subtraction when it comes to team chemistry.

Freshman guard DeVille Smith will also be hitting the road.  Yesterday it was learned that he will be transferring, possibly to nearby Jackson State.  Dee Bost just graduated and one point guard signee has already asked for his release from State (though it’s not been granted yet).  In terms of the point guard position, Smith’s loss is purely subtraction by subtraction.

Meanwhile, MSU’s double-double man from last season — former UTEP transfer Arnett Moultrie — is still mulling his own NBA future.  Expected to make a final announcement yesterday, the player said instead that he’ll decide “right after” he meets with AD Scott Stricklin on Wednesday.

As South Carolina celebrates the hire of Frank Martin from Kansas State on the other end of the conference, Mississippi State looks to be a tad wobbly at the moment.  That’s not to say Stricklin can’t land a top-notch coach to calm the situation.  But a top-notch coach is exactly what he must find at this point.

 


0 comments

Trackbacks

  1. http://pandoraukuk.blogdoon.com/

    Sidney, Smith Leaving MSU; Moultrie Still Deciding Future – MrSEC.com | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting

  2. Cheap Pandora Bracelets

    Sidney, Smith Leaving MSU; Moultrie Still Deciding Future – MrSEC.com | SEC Football News | SEC Basketball News | SEC Football Recruiting | SEC Basketball Recruiting



Follow Us On:
Mobile MrSEC