Cost of living

This is what is commonly called a first world problem, I guess.

There is give and take to every coaching change.

For Mississippi State’s Joe Moorhead, it was giving up a simple convenience when he arrived in Starkville.

“There is no Target,” he said. “You have to go to Tuscaloosa for a Target.”

There’s always Amazon, coach.



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17 responses to “Cost of living

  1. dawgtired

    Who knew? Starkville has no spatulas. Poor guy is only 1 1/2 hours from Saban’s back yard.
    For any of the new coaches to have a chance to ‘dethrone’ Saban/Bama, they will need to compete in recruiting. So far it would seem that Jimbo leads in having the best shot…and that may take 3 or 4 classes back to back. Saban’s recruiting certainly isn’t hurting any.


    • Walt

      I lived in Starkville for about 2 years one semester, and Target’s not the only thing it’s not got.


  2. buford

    He also will not be able to buy a cold beer unless that ordinance has been changed.


    • Milledge Hall

      Went to Starknam in ’82. When we arrived in town, we bought gas and we wanted beer for a tailgate. I heard a blood-curdling scream from inside the convenience store. I ran inside to hear him ask the clerk, “There’s no cold beer??” She replied this was the first year they could sell it in Starknam, but they could not refrigerate it. My buddy replied that Starknamians were worse than Europeans!! The DAWGS Valdosta QB (Lastinger) beat the maroonies Valdosta QB (Bond) that year in a great game.


  3. kfoge

    Target has a website, you can order it online and have it shipped to you coach. Hope he’s better at Xs and Os


  4. Sides

    Mississippi is the first world?

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  5. David K

    Not having a Target is the least of your worries living in Starkville. Or the whole state of Mississippi for that matter.



    Went to Starkville once years ago….bout 3 of us, ended up partying with a bunch of MSU Frat Boys at their place…only place around that had booze.


    • 92 grad

      Couple years ago I went there to deliver/install the CT and MRI in the vet school horse hospital. Thankfully the Hilton garden inn had just opened. I’d compare it to Alpharetta in the late 70’s.


    • Russ

      Same here. We had a good time, though there was one MSU fan that got annoyed with my singing the Ken L Ration theme song on my way out of the stadium. To be fair, our dawg (Herschel) WAS better than their dog (John Bond).


  7. ugafidelis

    Wait. Did I read right that he’s implying that the only two coaches who have any chance to beat Saban are Fisher and Gus?


  8. UGA '97

    Hey Joe, there is a Target, it’s just on your back…after 3 years you will see. Welcome to the SEC sir!


  9. Cosmic Dawg

    I’m baffled why there’s not a Target in a town with 30,000 college kids. That seems near-impossible.