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Rebel Roundup - May 13, 2013

Ole Miss Rebel news and notes looks at baseball's series win, football's depth chart, 'crootin news and much more.

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The Rebs too two of three from State.
The Rebs too two of three from State.
Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE

Squirrel, you're not a graduate. You're several credits shy. Go home, Squirrel, you're drunk. You're embarrassing your family, Squirrel.

Rebels Sweep Doubleheader With Mississippi State |
The Rebels took down the Bulldogs in two straight games on Saturday... only to lose a six-run lead on Sunday in late innings. Still, many of us were anticipating a series loss and, outside of literally just a couple of innings (that's baseball), the team certainly looked much better than we expected.

Daniel Gresham officially decommits from the Texas Longhorns |
As expected for some time, Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints running back/fullback Daniel Gresham has decided to open up his recruitment and end his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. Our Rebels are looking like a favorite to land the big-bodied runner, who could become an SEC-ready H-Back or tight end if he keeps putting on size.

Ole Miss releases official post-spring depth chart, with few surprises | Ole Miss sports
How'd we miss this last week? Regardless, there isn't too much of note in the current Rebel depth chart, simply because this team returns so many starters from last season. My only real first impressions are that I have no idea who our starting tight ends are, I'm discouraged by our defensive line depth chart, and Nick Brassell's falling stock is probably a harbinger of bad things to come regarding his eligibility.

SEC football's 7-year title reign, and all the times it could've ended |
Of course the Southeastern Conference has dominated college football in a way no other conference ever has, but so very many things have had to work in the conference's favor (or rather in the favor of the conference's institutions) for this to be a case. This is truly a revealing read at just how convoluted and suspenseful - both meant in a good way - the college football system is.

Finally something the SEC Sucks at | DudeYouCrazy
The SEC sucks at charging a buyout, in that there isn't a contractually mandated amount between the conference and its member institutions. I'll let you venture a guess as to why that may be the case.

Blind Jim at an Ole Miss football game, 1947 | Vimeo
Here is what is perhaps the earliest color footage of Ole Miss football. In this video, you'll see Blind Jim Ivy in the stands for an Ole Miss vs. (presumably) Georgia Tech game. It is really neat to see Charlie Conerly, the Rebel quarterback of the time who would go on to star for the New York Giants, in color.

Rare 1952 Film: William Faulkner on His Native Soil in Oxford, Mississippi | Open Culture
So while we're taking steps back into time, why not take a look at Oxford in the 1950's and the day-to-day life of her most famous native son, William Cuthbert Faulkner. There is some excellent footage here of Faulkner, other Oxonians, and the Square as it appears only in Pat Patterson's wet dreams our memories.