Rebel Roundup - September 12, 2012 (MOAR LINKS)

Sept 8, 2012; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) scrambles from the UTEP Miners defense at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The Rebels defeated the Miners 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-US PRESSWIRE

Tough competition coming to call on Ole Miss, Tennessee, Arkansas | The Commercial Appeal
There are a lot of tests for a few unproven or otherwise unkown football teams in the SEC this weekend, not the least of which being our Ole Miss Rebels and their home date against the Texas Longhorns. Of course Hugh Freeze is concerned with this game as well, noting that the Rebs "have played with great effort, but [are] heading into this game knowing [they've] not played a complete game, not played four great quarters."

Notes: UT will try to limit Ole Miss big plays | Texas Longhorns Blog - ESPN
Longhorns defensive coordinator Manny Diaz says of the Ole Miss offense that it is a system that "[tries to] create death by paper cuts. They just paper-cut you and paper-cut you and you get so annoyed and so frustrated and then all of thee sudden they strike with the big play." Diaz added, "I mean, it's so much different than when they had Houston Nutt there while I was DC at Mississippi State, because we were able to, for starters, bribe the playbook out of Houston Nutt with a 15% off coupon for Hawaiian shirts. And did you see how they called plays? I mean, they literally told everyone who knew the alphabet who would be getting the ball on any given play."

Ole Miss, Oxford abuzz awaiting the arrival of 14th-ranked Texas | The Clarion-Ledger |
This will be the most crowded weekend in Oxford's history. If not, it will be at the very least the most crowded weekend in Oxford since the LSU game in 2003.

Texas Longhorns Game Day: Ole Miss Rebels | Burnt Orange Nation
Would you like some information on the Texas game from a Longhorns perspective? Then give Burnt Orange Nation (as well as Barking Carnival) a look this week.

Cast your vote for USA TODAY's best college football town |
Oxford and Austin are both on USA Today's list of best college football towns. Also on the list are Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Tuscaloosa, College Station, and Athens. So, really, almost half of the SEC made the list.

Defense Magic Quadrant Reveals SEC Leaders, Laggards | Arkansas Expats
We're not last!

Ole Miss Will Test UT, Coach says |
Mack Brown's being diplomatic, but also explaining how this game is for Texas, in terms of preparation, not much different than one against many of their conference foes. "They’re very much like the teams that we face in the Big 12. They are up-tempo no-huddle. They’re number 10 in total offense in the country with 551 yards. They’re averaging 38.5 points a game. But look how balanced they are. They’re rushing the ball for 283 yards per game and passing it for 268 yards per game."

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