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Rebel Roundup - March 29, 2012

I hope he gets fed to the Sarlacc.
I hope he gets fed to the Sarlacc.

Valparaiso Crusaders give coach Bryce Drew extension | ESPN
Wow, Mississippi State got Sexton'd by Bryce freakin' Drew. That guy must really hate the Magnolia State or something.

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze disappointed in team's first practice in pads |
Maybe the Creed wasn't turned up loud enough, or maybe not enough days were won, but whatever it was, Hugh Freeze was disappointed in the team's first pad-clad practice. (Vaguely enough, he cites a "lack of effort" in the linked article.)

Danny O’Brien will transfer to Wisconsin | Terrapins Insider - The Washington Post
Welp, there goes that. Wisconsin will again be getting a transfer from a successful ACC quarterback, as Danny O'Brien will be a Badger next year. He picked Wisconsin over our Ole Miss as well as Penn State and others. No word yet on his left tackle, Max Garcia.

New Ole Miss women’s basketball coach introduced | The Clarion-Ledger
It's officially official, Adrian Wiggins, the head coach of the five-consecutive-WAC-champion Fresno State Lady Bulldogs, will coach the Ole Miss Lady Rebels starting in the fall of 2012. He has experience as a program builder (or, in our case, repairman) and hopes to bring with with him the athletics and academic success sustained at Fresno State. For Ross Bjork's first hire, I'm rather impressed. The transcript of his introductory press conference can be found here.

A Retraction and an Apology
Yesterday, I wrote a piece on Mississippi State's rumored interest in Valparaiso head basketball coach Bryce Drew for their coaching vacancy and my perception of it being something typical of Mississippi State's athletics department, intentionally so or otherwise. In that piece, I suggested that Mississippi State Bulldog partisans would, along with ringing cowbells, discharge firearms in a celebratory manner upon hearing news of a Bryce Drew hire. I have since retracted the statement regarding firearms from the story, and would like to offer an apology to the Mississippi State University community. Making such a remark shortly after the shooting death of student John Sanderson was foolish and insensitive on my behalf. While I assure you that my intent was purely for humor, I sincerely regret the mistake.