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Rebel Roundup - January 13, 2014

Ole Miss Rebel news and notes looks at basketball, recruiting, and the SEC's coaching carousel.

Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Coverage from SB Nation
If you're not reading Team Speed Kills already, then now is the time to do so. With the coaching carousel in full swing, Year2 and Brandon have done a great job of keeping everything up to date and in order. Read about Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin leaving for Penn State, Lane Kiffin being hired as Alabama's OC, Georgia's Todd Grantham leaving to take the DC gig at Louisville, and all of the implications these moves may have on the upcoming seasons.

Four-star DB re-thinking things |
James Franklin leaving Vanderbilt for Penn State has caused some tremendous backlash in the recruiting world. Already, a pair of Vandy commits have flipped to the Nittany Lions, and many other Commodore targets are looking elsewhere. Notable among those commitments is Emmanuel Smith, a safety out of Nashville who is now looking to take visits to Ole Miss, Missouri, and Tennessee.

Ole Miss basketball turns to youth | The Clarion-Ledger
Here's a notable quotable from Andy Kennedy's press conference after Ole Miss lost to Mississippi State in Starkville this weekend:

We may have to turn the page to some of our younger guys … because we’re not playing as experienced as I would hope our upperclassmen would.

Ole Miss recruiting wish list | The Clarion-Ledger
Salty John Talty lists the ten players he feels the Rebels are going after the hardest right now. Notable amongst these players are Davon Godchaux, Trey Quinn, and Bo Scarbrough. All of these players are either currently committed or were once committed to LSU or Alabama.

Kendricks' Record Pole Vault Highlights UAB Blazer Invitational |
POLE VAULT NATIONAL CHAMPS Y'ALL. Sam Kendricks and the Ole Miss Rebel track and field team had a good day at the UAB Blazer Invitational, an indoor competition held in Birmingham. Ole Miss won three individual events, including pole vault where Kendricks cleared an 18-4.75, the top clearance by any 'Murican this season.

History Achieved | Bring On The Cats
This is interesting. For the first time ever, or at least for the first time since college football was broken into several levels based on the size of a school's athletics programs (FBS, FBS, Div-II, etc.), all five of college football's national champions were undefeated. Florida State (FBS/BCS), North Dakota State (FBS), Northwest Missouri State (Div-II), Wisconsin-Whitewater (Div-III), and Grand View University (NAIA) combined to achieve a 73-0 record. So finally, just before a somewhat-notable overhaul of the college football championship system, we got it right.