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Rebel Roundup - August 26, 2013

Let's kick off game week with some Ole Miss Rebel news and notes, shall we?

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Grant Halverson

Ole Miss Football Piles Up Preseason Awards |
While they mean nothing, they do provide us with a jumping off point for discussion, prognostication, anticipation, and all of the other things we fans do leading up to the first kickoff of the season. For example, did you know that Sporting News named Hugh Freeze the SEC's best recruiter, or that egregiously named Tyler Campbell the third best SEC punter, or that Denzel Nkemdiche and Donte Moncrief are on more award "watch lists" than probably should exist?

Former Skyline QB Devante Kincade impressing at Ole Miss | Dallas Morning News
Says Coach Freeze of Switchblade, "I’m real excited about him. I think he’s going to be a really good player, and he wants to. He studies hard and works hard. He wants to be a leader."

Analysis: Can Ole Miss' top recruit make an impact? | USA Today
I mean, he almost has to, right? If Robert Nkemdiche is starting against Vanderbilt at one of the team's defensive end spots, then surely he's as SEC-ready as any freshman on the roster. I worry that people have placed unreasonable expectations on Nkemdiche, but I also imagine that he's got a few big plays in store for this season that will truly excite the Ole Miss fan base.

Soccer Moves To 2-0 | FanPosts
With wins this past weekend over Louisiana-Lafayette and UAB, the Ole Miss soccer team is off to a nice start. They hope to make the NCAA postseason this year, and feel that they've got the talent to do so. Check out Ezio's Fanpost and the episode of "The Season: Soccer" embedded therein.

Ole Miss students win Robert F. Kennedy Journalism prize | The Clarion-Ledger
"M-Powered: University of Mississippi Students learn through service on Belize," a multimedia project put together by students at the Ole Miss School of Journalism, has won the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Per the Clarion-Ledger, "The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights awards the RFK Journalism Award to recognize outstanding reporting on issues that reflect Robert Kennedy’s dedication to human rights and social issues." Congrats, soon-to-be-unemployed-or-vastly-underemployed-journalists!