After three days of drinking and eating too much in New Orleans, we're still working our way out of a post-Sugar Bowl haze around here. Let's get caught up on what happened over the weekend.
Collins Moore is transferring
The fifth-year senior wideout, who you know for his ability to complete the act of fielding a punt without pulling a Korvic Neat, announced Sunday morning on Instagram that he's leaving Ole Miss as a graduate transfer. Moore, who was limited by injuries to just four games as a sophomore and junior, was granted a sixth-year of eligibility by the NCAA last month.
This is one of those things that works out for both parties. Moore, who finished an exercise science degree last May, will get more playing time on a team that's not so stacked at wide receiver. Hugh Freeze gets an extra scholarship to put towards a loaded 2016 recruiting class.
Moore had to sit through Houston Nutt's final season and was supposedly the guy who convinced a disgruntled group of fellow redshirts like C.J. Johnson, Justin Bell and Aaron Morris to stick around and give Hugh Freeze a chance to turn things around.
D.K. Metcalf says the country's best croot is '50-50' on Ole Miss
Metcalf, a four-star Rebel commit from Oxford, had this to say about Rashan Gary, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the 2016 class:
"Rashan Gary. I think it’s 50-50 between us and Michigan right now probably because we got Greg Little," Metcalf told SEC Country. "Rashan Gary and Greg Little, the two best players in the country, could play against each other in practice every day and make each other better."
Little, the country's top offensive tackle prospect and current Ole Miss commit, spent time with Gary last week during the Under Armour All-America Game. Gary's mom has confirmed that the two have discussed the possibility of playing each other, so there's definitely something to this.
Rebel hoops got smoked by Kentucky
Ole Miss basketball opened SEC play the night after the Sugar Bowl and it was ... not pretty. The Cats dominated every minute of an 83-61 win in a far cry from last season's tight contest in Lexington. Kentucky's Tyler Ulis, who Andy Kennedy called "the best point guard in the country" after the game, put up 20 points and 10 assists while doing a solid defensive job on Stefan Moody, who still managed 23 points.
The Rebs, who were out-rebounded by 14, simply lacked the size to compete with Kentucky's Monstars front court and a 3-of-14 performance from behind the arc didn't help alleviate the pressure down low. But hey, Ole Miss opens up The Pavilion on Thursday against Bama, so there's that to look forward to.