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Rebel Roundup - February 25, 2013

Ole Miss Rebel news and notes looks at a blowout win against Auburn, a baseball sweep against Rhode Island, and angry Georgia Bulldogs fans.


Allen's 1st-inning blast helps Ole Miss sweep Rhode Island | The Clarion-Ledger |
Take that, smallest state in the union! The Rebels defeated the Rams 5-3 on Sunday to ensure the sweep and the improvement to 7-0 on the season. Next up is a home date with Memphis in Oxford tomorrow evening.

The picture moving forward: Ole Miss defensive ends | EotC
For such a young, undersized, and thin defensive front, the Rebels sure did get into the backfield often last season. The Ole Miss D earned 38 sacks last season, good for second in the SEC behind the South Carolina Fightin' Clowneys. Gone are E.J. Epperson, Jason Jones, and Gilbert Peña, and coming in are Robert Nkemdiche and Lavon Hooks, among others. Considering the high profiles of Nkemdiche and Hooks, and the steady improvement of guys like C.J. Johnson, Carlton Martin, and Bryon Bennett, it stands to reason that this upcoming season could see as prolific a Rebel pass rush as was seen this past season.

Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss blast Auburn; Tony Barbee says he's turning focus to future |
So, now that we're on the bubble, we're blowing SEC teams out by 33 points. This makes sense. But, hey, all my cynicism aside, this team still controls its own destiny with regards to the NCAA tournament. If they keep wining and can impress during the SEC Tournament, then they're in as far as I reckon.

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze asked for emails, and did they ever come | The Commercial Appeal
This is some message board idiots material right here, with deposed EotC Kyle Veazey covering the emails sent to per Hugh Freeze's infamous Twitter request post signing day. He FOIA'd the emails from the university and published the more entertaining ones in the Commercial Appeal. From this, we are able to conclude that most laypeople do not understand the concept of evidence and that Georgia Bulldogs fans still feel an odd sense of entitlement to Leremy Tunsil's LOI.