MSU sports – yesterday and today

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The bi-annual reunion of Mississippi State football players (who played during the 50s and early 60s) opened last night in Starkville.

An overwhelming highlight was the appearance of former Coach Leonard McCullough  (pictured above left with new MSU athletic director Scott Stricklin and former football standout Charlie Weatherly).

Coach waltzed out of a New Orleans hospital last week after having a kidney removed and coerced his son-in-law to get him to Starkville just in time for the reunion.

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Above, Coach McCullough visits with former MSU cheerleader Jack Forbus, his wife Lynda and Ellen Weatherly.

“I wasn’t going to miss this reunion for anything,” he declared.  From my viewpoint, he appeared as spry and mentally sharp as the players he coached six decades ago.

Coach lived in Starkville until several years ago when macular degeneration forced him to move into a retirement community in Memphis which he selected because of the concentration of other residents with ties to Mississippi State.

Welcome home Coach.  You’ve been missed!

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