Rebel Roundup - May 29, 2012

Texas A&M, the newest member of the Southeastern Conference along with Mizzou, will host our Rebels in the College Station Regional.

How's Your Back?
Because mine's burned. A weekend at Cape Hatteras highlighted by beer, fresh boiled shrimp, and the poor application of SPF 30 means that I'm not doing so hot right now. Hell of a Memorial Day Weekend though, and I hope that you all had just as much fun.

Texas A&M hosts TCU, Ole Miss, Dayton | ESPN Dallas
To College Station we go. More on this as the week progresses.

Ole Miss Starts Over // SEC 2012: The New SEC | Team Speed Kills
Optimistic he is not, as Year2 assesses the immediate future of the Ole Miss Rebels football program, but he is not without his understanding of our situation or the positives of the Hugh Freeze hire. I'd say that his sentiments largely mirror those of our fan base, in a way.

Ole Miss AD Bjork not unfamiliar with Southeastern Conference | The Clarion-Ledger
The SEC's spring meetings are this week in Destin (Why? Because Mike Slive wants to eat at Joe's Crab Shack and shop at the Brooks Brother's outlet, that's why.), the first such meetings out of many our new director of intercollegiate athletics, Ross Bjork, will be a part of.

I want to begin building solid relationships with all the other athletic directors and head coaches that will be there, and faculty reps and senior women's administrators and presidents and chancellors...I know quite a few, but I need to get to know really everybody.

Bjork's not a complete stranger in the fraternity of SEC athletics directors. He has met with most of the school's athletics officials already in his duty as the Ole Miss AD and at one point worked under Missouri AD Mike Alden.

Fan Dress Code Announced For 2012 Season | OLE MISS Official Athletic Site
Good thing we got this one out of the way in May. I'd hate for our fan base to have to scramble to and from their local shopping malls and overpriced boutiques to prepare the proper football ensemble. It'd be a real drag.

Top 10 list: Toughest schedules of 2012 | CBSSports.com
Being in the SEC West is tough enough. Adding Texas to that already tough schedule, though, earns Ole Miss a nod as having one of the most difficult schedules in the country this year.

Ole Miss Alum Takes Over at Alcorn St. | Fox 40 WDBD
Jay Hopson, an Ole Miss alumnus who played safety for our Rebels in the early 1990's and went on to serve as an assistant coach at Memphis, Michigan, Southern Miss and elsewhere, was hired by Alcorn State to be their head football coach. This makes him the first white head coach of a SWAC football program. We wish him the best of luck there and know that he will represent Ole Miss well in this new capacity.

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