He's only had two full weeks of practicing, along with a couple of weekend scrimmages. All the same,…
Sidney Serious About Getting In Season Shape
Then again, even terrible days require context. And even after the public display of ill-condition and ill-temper alike, Sidney's harsh self-evaluation offers evidence he should be on the right track anyway. That Mississippi State's ultra-talented sophomore understands what needs doing before his long-awaited December varsity activation. "I was a little nervous before the game," Sidney admitted Monday. "I haven't played in a year and a half. And fans were coming. But it's not an excuse. I played horrible, and I have to get in shape." Now those two facts are, naturally, related. Even before Coach Rick Stansbury opened preseason practicing three weeks ago everyone acknowledged Sidney was far from game-shape. Including Sidney himself. By the same token he'd already achieved considerable conditioning gains with that scale-needle nudging below 280 pounds in October. Still over-sized, of course…but far, far better than the super-sized 310 pounds Sidney was toting around not all that very...
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