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Vassallo: Ole Miss Will Have Second Homecoming with Tunsil’s Return

#3 Ole Miss Football vs Vanderbilt on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 in Oxford, MS. Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
#3 Ole Miss Football vs Vanderbilt on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 in Oxford, MS.
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Not really, but when Laremy Tunsil returns to the playing field on October 24th against Texas A&M, it will seem that way.

Ole Miss announced late last night that Tunsil has been cleared to play starting with A&M. This is great news for the offensive line and the team as a whole. With the five dangerous opponents (A&M; Auburn; Arkansas; LSU; and State) remaining, he will be welcomed with open arms! I always try to look at things on the bright side and the possibility exists that in addition to these five games, Laremy could possibly have three more in store for a total of eight should the Rebs go all the way.

This is almost an entire season for the best offensive lineman in the nation. He’s healthy; he’s rested; and is now on a mission to win the SEC West and hopefully beyond. Coach Freeze has done a job here that only happens in fairy tales. No one takes an 0-8 conference team and 3 years later (now 4 in addition) is in the discussion to win a national title.

We all need to thank him the next time we see him not only for his success, but for his dedication and just being who he is. It’s a great time to be a Rebel. Some of us older alums never thought we would see this day again. Miracles do happen.


Steve Vassallo

Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.

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