Mississippi State University has been on what feels like a roller coaster ride of wins and loses this season.
The wins have been celebrated and worshiped, while their losses have drug questions and uncertainties carried from fan to fan. These uncertainties only grew after the past loss to Louisiana State University.
MSU Offensive Coordinator Luke Getsy details the basics of what needs to be seen from the team’s wide receivers for plays to end with positive results.
“It’s just making sure they’re detailed in what they do they need to be where they’re supposed to be,” Getsy said. “When they’re supposed to be there that’s the most important thing.”
Coach Getsy continues by explaining the importance of everyone working together on the offense, in order to produce the best results possible.
“If something seems off to a guy who’s maybe not spending that day as good as maybe he can then that messes it up even more,” Getsy said. “And so tight ends, running backs, wide receivers, everyone has to make sure that they’re doing their assignment right.”
Going even deeper into the importance of offensive teamwork, Getsy discusses the impact that the players have on one another.
“If they’re doing their assignment right.” Getsy said. “They’re in the right place at the right time then that makes takes a lot more off of the quarterback.”
Nick Fitzgerald went over what he saw after watching the film from the last game v. Louisiana State University. Fitzgerald covered the overall issue he saw regarding his role within the last game.
“I just didn’t put the ball where it needed to be,” Fitzgerald said. “I made a few wrong reads and that lead to a few catastrophic turnovers that we can’t have.”
The MSU quarter back shared that he is always the most critical of himself and he expressed a desire to perform better.
“It comes down to, honestly, just overthinking things you know,” Fitzgerald said. “Just kind of relaxing and play my game and throwing the ball is something that I’m going to keep working on everyday with my receivers and go from there.”
Fitzgerald’s solution to overthinking is explained that he will take a deep breath and trust in the training from the week. This includes trusting in the work that he has put into being the best that he can be.
The team shows a hunger for success and for improvement on the field. As always the team is putting in hard work and countless hours to make adjustments and to prepare for the upcoming game against Texas A&M – a team with the #2 defense in the SEC. The bulldogs will need to harness all of the effort that they have put in thus far in order to get past the Aggies’ defensive line and to score.
The MSU Bulldogs will face the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, October 27 at 6 p.m. and ESPN will broadcast the game.