Mississippi State Coach Sylvester Croom wishes he had that long to get his team ready for its' first game..
LSU comes to Starkville on August 30th.
The Bayou Bengals are already picked to be among the top teams in the county, while the Bulldogs, well, let's just say they're still trying to find their way.
But, as Croom enters his 4th season at the helm, he says his 'Dogs may finally have some bite.
"I think we have a chance now to be multifaceted on offense. When Jerious Norwood was here, all we could do was run the ball. We couldn't throw it. As Mike Henig starts to evolve, i know we can throw it."
Quarterback Michael Henig says he's got plenty of help.
"(Our Wide Receivers are really good. People like Tony Branch and others are a tough bunch and not afraid to go get the ball."
State hasn't grabbed a winning season in a while..
The Bulldogs have had 6-straight seasons of 3-wins or less.