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Herring-Olvedo: Rebels Face OSU Cowboys in Sugar Bowl without Conner, Brown

Photo by Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics
Photo by Joshua McCoy, Ole Miss Athletics

Nick Saban and his Alabama Crimson Tide clinched the SEC Championship Title 29-15 last Saturday afternoon in Atlanta. So you know what that means, Rebels!

Pack your bags for the “Sin City.” With the Tide headed to the College Football Playoffs, the Rebels became a candidate for the SEC’s spot in the one of the New Year’s Six Bowls.

The Rebels were expected to face the Baylor Bears in this matchup. But with Baylor’s surprising loss to the Texas Longhorns last Saturday, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will meet the Rebels in the Sugar Bowl on January 1.

Well, it’s been 46 years since the Rebels have had the opportunity to dance to a Cajun rhythm in the Sugar Bowl but with a strong finish. You can expect that this game will be a heater in Nola.

One thing that is certain for the Rebels in the postseason is that they will have to play without their All-American defensive back Tony Conner and defensive end Fadol Brown. They are both having surgeries for injuries sustained over the season that they haven’t fully recovered from at season’s end.

By undergoing these surgeries now, both players have a stronger chance to a better and faster recovery in the off-season which will definitely make them healthier and stronger for the next season. Connor is expected to return for his senior season with the Rebels.

“Laissez les bons temps rouler, Rebels!” Make sure to stay tuned to HottyToddy.com for all the latest on the Rebels heading to the Sugar Bowl. Hotty Toddy!

Lee Ann Herring-jpgs-0601

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo is a HottyToddy.com contributor, veteran SEC sports journalist and Brown University graduate. She loves good cigars, good games and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order. She can be reached at misskentuckyus2011@gmail.com.

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