Wake Up, Rebel Nation – 3/18/14


Photo Credit: Joshua McCoy

All of the Ole Miss headline links you need in one article to start your Monday morning. It’s a new thing to the site, just go with it.

After missing final shot, Marshall Henderson takes blame for Ole Miss’ loss – (Clarion Ledger)

There is no question that Marshall Henderson felt disappointed after the loss to Georgia. Every team leader in the history of sports will take the blame on a big loss. It’s what any good leader will do. Rebel fans will back their beloved Henderson, and let him know we support him every step of the way. It’s what any good fan will do.

We salute you Marshall!
Thank you for everything!

Ole Miss baseball makes Sporscenter Top 10 – (Red Cup Rebellion)

Every Rebel fan should like this share. The good friends over at The Cup found a glimpse of Ole Miss baseball making the “infamous” SportsCenter Top 10, after the first game of the South Carolina series. And, in the words they put it, “it’s not the play your think it is, either.”

Oher, McCluster, Sly and the Titans – (Inside Ole Miss Sports)

In “Rebels in the NFL” news, can you believe it Rebel fans? Michael Oher and Dexter McCluster will reunite on offense with the Tennessee Titans. Oher has signed a four year contract with the team.

The downside, Slyvester Croom is the Titans new running back coach. es, I got chills and ganged saying that too.

No. 12 Ole Miss Drops Doubleheader To No. 1 Gamecocks – (OleMissSports.com)

All day Saturday, we followed Rebel baseball, and frequently kept you updated on the site and on Twitter of the double header. It was a tough two losses to swallow for the Diamond Rebels. I believe Game 2 (1st of the double header) was hard to take in the most. We just felt like we had that game in the bag, and would clinch the series. Fate had a different story, and the Rebels were dropped in extra innings, sparked by an unbelievable ninth inning rally by South Carolina.

No NIT for Ole Miss – (Inside Ole Miss Sports)

I consistently get feedback from Rebel fans that they want to see Andy Kennedy go. What I find interesting to note in the above article, is that this is only the 2nd season the Rebels have not made it to the postseason in Andy Kennedy’s eight years at Ole Miss. I also find it interesting that several still want to see him go away, even after just one year ago, he sent the Rebels to their first conference championship win in forever, and also went to the NCAA Tournament.

When does it become not about the stats and win records, to I just don’t like you? Is that what this whole debate has become?

We will always through an extra link into these headlines, something we feel might be worth reading to you.

SMU becomes first ranked team since 2004 to miss NCAA Tournament – (CBS Sports)

I’m not even questioning as to why the Rebels did not get into any tournament. Looking at it from a non-bias stand point, I get it. I’m not saying I am not proud of our team, but there were just too many teams ahead of us that had bigger arguments in a bid.

If any team should be pissed this morning, and rightful so, would have to be SMU. Why does it seem SMU always gets into the topic of getting screwed over? Yesterday, that is exactly what happened to them by the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

The Mustangs finished the season 23-9 overall and 12-6 in the AAC Conference standings. They also finished No. 25 in the nation in the latest polls. The committee opted SMU out off the NCAA Tournament, and will not have the opportunity this year to make it to the big dance.

What was even more embarrassing for SMU is that the players, coaches, and fans threw an NCAA Tournament selection party. They brought party dip, Koolaid, and everything else. It looked like a party. And the Mustangs did not get the call, wow.