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Rebel Roundup - November 26, 2012

Ole Miss Rebel News and Notes looks at the Egg Bowl, the Music City Bowl, and the Rebel men's basketball team's early successes.

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Second-half Rebellion: Ole Miss blows out MSU 41-24 | The Dispatch
As if you need a refresher from this last week's Egg Bowl win.

Music City Bowl interested in Ole Miss, playing out scenarios | Ole Miss sports
So here's the possible scenario that the Enemy of the Cup and others have laid out for us: the Music City Bowl wants Ole Miss, or seems to at least, due to the Bulldogs playing in Nashville last year and due to the excitement in the Rebel fan base right now. They and the SEC also aren't keen on having Vandy play in Nashville for a bowl. So, Vandy might get shipped to the Gator Bowl, we might get snatched up for the Music City Bowl, and State would be relegated to Birmingham. While the Music City Bowl is the toughest possible destination for us regarding logistics and whatnot (for me, at least), the gnashing of teeth among the maroon clad if the Rebs are chosen over the DaWgZ should be fuh-an-tastic.

Ole Miss impresses 4-star DE Elijah Daniel | On The Trail Blog - ESPN ($)
With the impending Robert Nkemdiche commitment and the wild party that ensued after the Egg Bowl - and, hell, during the Egg Bowl - I'm not sure how any uncommitted recruit in Oxford this past weekend couldn't be just positively giddy with the possibility of committing to Ole Miss. And, yes, I'm terribly biased when it comes to, you know, loving Ole Miss and stuff, so I completely realize how skewed my perspective on these things can be. Still, Elijah Daniel, a long-time "package deal" rumor with Nkemdiche seems to confirm exactly what I suspect, and that's that we impressed some potential football players this weekend.

Ole Miss walk-on steps up for his dying mother, young sisters | The Commercial Appeal
DJ Wilson, who has seen some time this season as a reserve offensive tackle, has a touching and difficult background. He was a teammate of Bo Wallace's at EMCC last season and, after helping lead that team to the junior college national championship in 2011, he had offers from several schools in the South. The Memphis native opted to walk on at Ole Miss instead so that he could be with his family in Memphis as often as possible.

Holloway, Rebels Bury Lipscomb |
Hopefully not lost in all of this football excitement is the excitement you should be feeling for the currently undefeated Ole Miss Rebel men's basketball team. Granted, the competition hasn't exactly been stellar, but this team has showed that, even on off nights, they've got the offensive firepower to compete. On Egg Bowl eve, the Rebel roundballers pummeled (I'm sorry, pumbled) the Lipscomb Fighting Scrooge McDucks 91-45, led by fan favorite Murphy Holloway's 23 points.