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Rebel Roundup - 5/28

Terrico White Invited to to Team USA Trials - The 2009 SEC Freshman of the Year, Terrico White, has been invited to tryout for the Team USA U19 squad at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado.  The linked article is from and contains this interesting bit of tid:

White, a native of Memphis, Tenn., could become the next Rebel in a long tradition of participation with Team USA Basketball. Ansu Sesay was a member of the 1997 U.S. team that won the gold medal at the World University Games in Sicily. Keith Carter won a gold medal with Team USA at the 1998 Goodwill Games in New York. In 2001, Justin Reed was a player and Rod Barnes an assistant coach with the bronze medal-winning squad at the World University Games in Beijing. On the women’s side, Jennifer Gillom won an Olympic gold medal playing with the 1988 U.S. team in Seoul, Peggie Gillom was an assistant coach in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Armintie Price was an alternate for the 2005 World University Games and Carol Ross was an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. U19 team in 2005.

Congrats, Terrico.  Just be sure to keep your knees together while out that-a-way.

SEC Team Meetings: SpRiNg BrEaK 2009!!1 - If the thought of Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Lane Kiffin, Houston Nutt, and the rest of our conference's personalities all hanging out in Destin for a week doesn't invoke thoughts of a potentially very bad Bravo Network reality show then you haven't been paying attention.  Chris Low at ESPN has the scoop on all kinds of events from this week's SEC meetings, including the following two pieces on our Rebels.  First, Houston Nutt is a forgiving guy... who really needs depth in the secondary.  Second, the SEC is considering sponsoring proposed legislation to the NCAA that would cap the number of football players a school could sign at 28; a consideration which, according to Mike Slive himself, was triggered by a certain football team signing 37 football players.

Maybe They were "Power Rankings of Wackiness?"  - Sure, we at the Cup like Houston Nutt, but not enough to rank him as the second best coach in the conference over the likes of Nick Saban and Mark Richt.  The Montgomery Advertiser's Josh Moon has released his SEC coaches list and, even to his own chagrin, heaps praise on our Rebel head football coach.  LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, and (somehow) State fans everywhere are pissed.

Peria Jerry: Tough - Yeah, we knew everything they're saying already, but the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has provided a great look at their rookie defensive tackle's badassery.  It is very similar to a piece written in the Memphis Commerical Appeal a few months ago but, if you've got nothing else to do, it's worth the read.

EDIT: One More Thing - One Man To Beat and I will be a part of Rock M Nation's podcast on the upcoming Oxford Regional.  As soon as that's up, we'll link it for your enjoyment ridicule.