Rebel Roundup - April 23, 2012

Bobby Massie, an early round draft choice?

Forgive us for the Late Start
I'm dealing with a sick dog on my end, which largely means I'm cleaning up vomit while watching The Dark Knight and eating Chinese takeout. It could be worse, but it does mean I'm busy in a way I normally wouldn't be.

Arkansas beats Ole Miss to avoid sweep | The Dispatch
It's a good thing the Rebels took the series, because Arkansas slapped the hell out of us yesterday to avoid the sweep. There were some great performances on Saturday though, as Bobby Wahl, Matt Snyder, Alex Yarbrough, RJ Hively and the rest of the Rebel squad worked together for two quality, RPI-boosting wins.

Rebels Were Never In It | Scout.com
Here's what's important from this article: "Brett Huber, the Rebels’ closer this season with seven saves and 23 for his career (Stephen Head holds the UM record with 26), wasn’t available this weekend." Head coach Mike Bianco says he has some tenderness in his elbow. Who knows what this means long term, but in the short term it means we're without our closer heading into a weekend series against Mississippi State in Starkville.

College Top 25: April 23 | Baseball America
As a result of the series win, the Rebs jumped from #22 to #18. Arkansas fell from #17 to #21. There are six SEC teams in the top-25, and seven if you're inclined to count Texas A&M.

Recapping Ole Miss' spring game | SEC Blog - ESPN
We've recapped the Grove Bowl below. Here's ESPN's take on the game.

Rebels add top JUCO DT Commit | Hugh
[HT: DTMB] Marquel Combs, a highly recruited JUCO defensive tackle out of Woodland Hills, California, is a 6'3", 300 pound prospect with offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas A&M, and others. He committed to our Rebs this past weekend after the Grove Bowl so he could be closer to his Memphis home. He only played a year of high school ball before going the Junior College route. He'll have three years to play two.

Jackson Prep QB Ryan Buchanan Interview | Scout Via Vimeo
I know this guy seems like the most Ole Miss guy ever - Sigma Nu haircut, Jason Prep credentials, a name like "Ryan Buchanan, son of an Ole Miss sorority girl - but he's also likely to be the most talented quarterback in Mississippi high school football this year, as well as likely more talented than many of the prospects in neighboring states. We're likely in the lead for his services, but Auburn, Mississippi State, and Arkansas are all recruiting him heavily, meaning that we'll likely have to fight off much of the rest of the SEC West for his LOI this recruiting season.

2012 NFL Draft: Bobby Massie, Kevin Zeitler And Bruce Irvin Among Hot Prospects | SB Nation Pittsburgh
Continued draft projections have the Ole Miss tackle as a late first round/early second round type of pick. I think he's got the archetypical NFL tackle body, but might be a bit raw for such just yet. Still, with his physical skills, you know that pro scouts are going to be all over the guy. Here's to hoping Bobby Massie is, yet again, another Ole Miss Rebel who can piss off our fans by not saying "Ole Miss" on Sunday Night Football succeed at the next level.

#OleMissProblems
Even though this tumblr is a bit shallow and relies too heavily on animated gifs from "The Real Housewives of Spoiled Whoretown" or whatever that stupid series of bullshit television shows is called, it's pretty damn funny. It doesn't do the Ole Miss student body any favors, opting to portray the lot of us as spoiled, bratty party animals but, eh, if the shoe fits, I suppose.

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