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‘We want you to bring home that trophy’: Mike Leach issues support for Mississippi State baseball in video

Mississippi State Football. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics
Mississippi State Football. Photo: Austin Perryman/Mississippi State Athletics

Mississippi State’s Mike Leach wants to make sure that Chris Lemonis and his Mississippi State baseball team know that everyone back in Starkville is rooting for them when MSU faces off against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the College World Series finals.

Oh, and that includes Leach himself.

In a video which was shared on twitter by the officially Mississippi State football account, the head coach of the Mississippi State football team issued his support for the Diamond Dawgs.

“I want to wish coach Lemonis and the Diamond Dawgs the very best in the championship series,” Leach said.

“You guys have made us all proud with this season. Now let’s finish the job.”

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This shouldn’t be a shocker for anyone.

Leach, like Lemonis, wants to see Mississippi State succeed. They’re kinda paid to do it, but also Leach and Lemonis are colleagues. Given that they’re two high profile employees who are leading the most popular teams in the Mississippi State athletic department, these two have a decent bit in common.

They are contemporaries with some commonalities in a small, niche field that not many are in. It wouldn’t be unreasonable to think that these two probably interact with each other whenever their respective schedules allow for it.

And well, Leach wants to see MSU win a championship. He knows how hard these guys have worked and he wants to see this team rewarded for that work.

Just like the rest of us.

“You guys have worked incredibly hard all year to get to this position and you’ve inspired every sport on campus and the entire Bulldog nation,” Leach said.

Check out the video below:

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How to visit Omaha for the College World Series: Where to eat?

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With the College World Series set to start, NCAA baseball fans from all over the country will be headed to Omaha, Nebraska, to watch the country’s eight best teams play each other with the goal of winning a championship. While it’s often overlooked, Omaha is a city that deserves more credit for everything it has to offer.

I actually had the pleasure of living in Omaha for a couple of years and, despite the bitter winters, I thoroughly enjoyed my time living in the Midwest.

Omaha is a wonderful city with a great food scene, plenty of bars (especially sports bars), and a solid amount of nightlife.

There’s always something happening somewhere in town and, thanks to the size and layout of the city, it’s pretty easy to get just about anywhere you need within 20 to 30 minutes.

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If you’ve got the opportunity to go see the College World Series, you should definitely take it.

And if you’ll be in Omaha, it’s worth getting a few ideas on what to do while you’re there. That’s what this guide is for, to help you get some ideas on what to do during your trip to see your team in the CWS.

Click here for The Underdog Tribune’s official guide to Omaha restaurants and bars for your trip to the College World Series.

For more independent Mississippi State news and commentary, follow The Underdog Tribune on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Ethan Lee on Facebook and Twitter.

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