Sunday, May 16, 2021

HottyToddy.com’s Daily Ole Miss Sports Roundup

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HottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

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Today’s roundup features The Rebel Walk.com, Saturday Down South and Red Cup Rebellion.


Moody’s 43-point performance against Mississippi State indictates he’s 100 percent

unnamed-14It is safe to say that Stefan Moody’s left hamstring isn’t a concern anymore, and his explosiveness on and off the basketball is without question after his 43-point performance in Wednesday night’s 86-78 Senior Day win against Mississippi State.

Before Moody’s scoring show began, the senior class of Moody, Martavious NewbyAnthony Perez, and Tomasz Gielo, was the center of attention during a pregame celebration of their accomplishments as Rebels.

Then it was time for the Stefan Moody show.

Fans watched as shot after shot fell. It was hard to keep count of all Moody’s field goals as Ole Miss (19-11, 9-8 Southeastern Conference) kept pounding away at Mississippi State.

Moody finished 11-of-24 from the field, including 6-of-12 from the 3-point line.

Courtesy of Courtney Smith and the Rebel Walk.com


Hugh Freeze says he has requested to attend Michigan practice

Hugh Freeze Photo by John Bowen
Hugh Freeze
Photo by John Bowen

The Jim Harbaugh spring break saga marches on.

Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines are conducting workouts at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. this week, a subject which has been a sore spot for SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and a growing number of SEC coaches.

The Wolverines’ final practice of the week is supposed to be open to the public, and SEC coaches have hinted at a desire to attend.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told the media on Thursday afternoon that he has requested to attend.

SEC Country grabbed Freeze’s quotes on the subject of Michigan practicing in Florida:

Courtesy of Nick Cole and Saturday Down South


Ole Miss adds another 2016 LB with Detric Bing-Dukes

Ole Miss head football coach, Hugh Freeze, is without a doubt, savior to a floundering program. All photos courtesy of John Bowen
Ole Miss head football coach, Hugh Freeze, is without a doubt, savior to a floundering program.
All photos courtesy of John Bowen

A day after adding grad transfer Rommel Mageo from Oregon State, Ole Miss has made yet another late addition to its 2016 linebacker corps. JUCO Detric Bing-Dukes has signed with the Rebels and is immediately available to play with three years of eligibility remaining. Hugh Freeze said he expects both Bing-Dukes and Mageo to compete for the starting job opposite DeMarquis Gatesaccording to Ben Garrett of Scout.com.

Detric-Dukes signed with Georgia as a four-star out of high school before transferring to Iowa Western Community College to escape a crowded depth chart in Athens. “BD” chose Georgia over Auburn, NC State, Louisville, Ohio State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, so the guy was definitely a sought-after croot. The 6’0, 230-pound linebacker totaled 76 tackles, 2.5 sacks, a pick returned for a touchdown and a fumble returned for a touchdown in 12 games with IWCC last season. Detric is the No. 4-ranked inside linebacker in the country according to 247Sports’ 2016 JUCO rankings.

How does he fit in?

The first thing that jumps out at you when looking at BD’s film is his instincts. He flows with the play and doesn’t get caught up inside in the interior traffic, locates the ball carrier and makes the play. He already has a nice frame for the inside backer position and flashes above average athleticism as well. In high school, he also played some tight end and running back and you can see that in his play with how he can flip his hips in coverage and close on running backs and quarterbacks.

Again, it cannot be reiterated enough how big this is for Dave Wommack and his defense. The Rebels did not close particularly well on the defensive side of the ball in 2016 and have added some thump to the second level with Bing-Dukes and Mageo. Replacing a versatile guy like Johnson and consistent contributors Nkemdiche and Russell is never easy, but the Rebels have added another experienced transfer who should provide depth immediately.

Courtesy of Zach Berry and Red Cup Rebellion 


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