Monthly Archives: November 2012

Bjork comments on Egg Bowl experience

Interesting comments here from Ross Bjork on the decision to play Dan Mullen’s comments about never again losing to Ole Miss on the video board after Mullen had just lost to Ole Miss. I haven’t polled a large number of

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Bjork comments on SEC fine, VHS postgame

The wave of students entering the playing field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium after the Egg Bowl was both anticipated and approved … Bjork: “We respect all rules and policies that we live by in the SEC. In this case it was

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SEC Power Rankings

Rank, Team, Last Week 1 Alabama 1 … Still a dominant team. 2 Georgia 4 … Peaking right now. 3 Texas A&M 3 … 10 points from beging 12-0 in first SEC season. 4 Florida 5 … Impressive against Florida

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When to pull the trigger

Strong comments from Ross Bjork here in this AP story from Ralph Russo — the national college football writer and one-time Mississippi AP sports guy — on the questions schools face when weighing the present and future health of the

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Ole Miss fined for postgame scene at VHS

This from SEC media relations this morning: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 27, 2012) – The Southeastern Conference announced today that Ole Miss will be fined $5,000 for a violation of the league’s access to competition area policy.The policy states that “access

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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning … Paul Newberry of The Associated Press believes Johnny Manziel should win the Heisman in a landslide. I tend to agree. According to this USA Today survey, Manziel may be separating himself from

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Compass Bowl director likes Ole Miss

There are a lot of signs that point to Birmingham for the Ole Miss bowl experience. I just got off the phone with Mark Meadows, the executive director of the BBVA Compass Bowl. There are nine bowl-eligible teams in the

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The trainer’s take

I had Thanksgiving dinner with who I would term a second-cousin-in-law down in Meridian. My wife has family in Georgia. One of her cousins married an athletic trainer who works in the Atlanta area and has worked with Denzel Nkemdiche.

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Moncrief, Holloway honored by SEC

The feeding of Donte Moncrief continues this morning. The Rebels’ sophomore receiver has been named SEC Co-offensive player of the week following a career-high 173 yards on seven catches and tied a school record with three touchdown catches in the

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Sawyer saw role reversal in Egg Bowl

Quit is such an ugly word in competitive sports, but sometimes it happens. It happened with Ole Miss last year in three games after Houston Nutt’s firing was announced, not at the beginning of games, necessarily, but as Emmanuel McCray

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Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning … Two years removed from a national championship, Gene Chizik has been fired at Auburn after an 0-8 SEC season. Here’s a timeline of Chizik’s time at Auburn. FWIW, he was 1-3 against

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Egg Bowl Coverage Recap

From the mother ship this morning: Sweet victory for Ole Miss Big Night for Moncrief Freeze guides Rebels out of wilderness Missed chances cost Bulldogs Egg Bowl Notebook      

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Day After Observations

Notes and thoughts from the Rebels 41-24 win over rival Mississippi State … More scenes from the field after the game [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBkv3fZ6t1w?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Ole Miss DC Dave Wommack [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAHgMZY-SvE?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KmI-3DCT7w?rel=0&w=560&h=315] You hear a

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