Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Weekend In Rebel Nation

By GP Galloway

GP Galloway has spent the last 20 years as director of marketing for companies in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as founder of Professional Resource Marketing. Marketing and sales has been a passion of his for years. He now spends his time blogging about one of the great loves of his life, Ole Miss Rebel sports. He is married to the former Rebecca Dail of Chapin, South Carolina, and spends time with his dogs Juno, Koko Taylor, and Levon.

Email him at: rebel.nation.5@facebook.com

Laquon Treadwell @SuccessfulQuon – Lot of love for the Rebel fans.

Mike Marry had four tackles for loss in the Compass Bowl after having 6.5 during the season. Expect him to have a great senior season.

Coach Freeze gets it. The way to win football games is running the ball and good defense. That doesn’t change in the read option. You just get more plays, which allow you to throw the ball on more plays. However, the percentage of plays — run to pass — stays more traditional.

Ole Miss held the rushing advantage over Pittsburgh — 222-81 total yards — led by I’Tavius Mathers, with a 62-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

The Rebels will return 19 starters next season. That and a very interesting recruiting class bodies well for the Rebels. We should have some depth issues settled. Maybe not all the way, but the glass is fuller.

The previous attendance high for the Compass Bowl was 42,610 for the 2010 game between South Carolina and Connecticut. Saturday’s, game was 59,135. Way to get it done Rebel Nation! There were more people there than at the Sugar Bowl.

Class act. Good luck to you in the future.  Paul Chryst said it was a tough game for his Pitt Panthers and gave Ole Miss credit. He said that his team was beaten in almost every area and that Ole Miss was the better team Saturday.

Coach Freeze said in his post-game comments that he learned not to make too much out of a single game either way, but there was no question that the Compass bowl win advanced the journey a bit.

To the football seniors: You will always be a part of the team that helped start the resurgence of Rebel football. It’s been a long time coming. You had some good times and some bad times. We appreciate you sticking it out. You will always be a part of Rebel Nation.

Big win for the Rebel basketball team on Friday night. Reginald got 18 points and eight rebounds, Murph pulled in another double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Marshall led the team in scoring with 21 points. Now for the SEC schedule starting with Tennessee.

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team lost to Vanderbilt 76-57 Sunday afternoon in the Rebels’ SEC home opener. Ole Miss fell to 7-8 overall this season (0-2 SEC).  Diara Moore finished the game with a team-high 15 points. It’s been a tough year so far for the Lady Rebels.

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