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HottyToddy.com’s Daily Ole Miss Sports Roundup

SPORTS ROUNDUP_EDIT_2HottyToddy.com is giving readers a roundup of all the commentary and information about the Ole Miss Rebels from various publications around the Web.

Readers will be able to check out the latest information in a single post every day throughout the year. Here at HottyToddy.com, we are doing all the leg work to find the information that people may want to hear about Ole Miss sports.

Today’s roundup features stories from SBNation.com and Saturday Down South.

Why Ole Miss will remain college football’s most fascinating team in 2016

Picture by Danny Dickey
Picture by Danny Dickey

Check out the advanced-stats glossary here. Below, a unique review of last year’s team, a unit-by-unit breakdown of this year’s roster, the full 2016 schedule with win projections for each game, and more.

1. Ole Miss is never, ever boring

Let’s start with a flashback to my 2012 team preview.

The Ole Miss of the present tense has battled a spectacular case of bipolarity, capable of greatness, but only fleetingly.

Now Hugh Freeze steps in. Freeze’s résumé is nearly flawless — 30-8 career record as a head coach (at two programs that combined for a 7-16 record in the years before he took over), strong offensive resume, delightful grasp of the hybrid positions that are currently en vogue — but it also fits on just one page. And in hiring him, Ole Miss somehow managed to be both conservative (he came cheaper than other candidates) and ambitious. But contradiction has been the name of the game in Oxford for most of the last half-century.

The Rebels find ways to stand out, for better or worse. Their last seven coaches:

  1. Billy Brewer, who led the Rebels to five winning seasons and three bowl wins and got them wrecked by NCAA probation.
  2. Joe Lee Dunn, Brewer’s defensive coordinator who coached for just one 4-7 season (1994) and ended up at Mississippi State by 1996.
  3. Tommy Tuberville, who guided the Rebels through probation, led them to bowls, announced “they’ll have to carry me out of here in a pine box” in response to rumors, then left for Auburn two days later.
  4. David Cutcliffe, who kept Eli Manning at home, led Ole Miss to five consecutive winning seasons (the first time that had happened since John Vaught’s last five years), and got fired after a single losing season.

Courtesy of Bill Connelly and to read the rest of the article go to SBNation.com.

Arkansas trolls Ole Miss with season ticket photo

The Arkansas Razorbacks’ 53-52 overtime victory at Ole Miss last season was perhaps the best game of the 2015 SEC schedule.

Facing a 4th-and-25 scenario in overtime, QB Brandon Allen found TE Hunter Henry along the right sideline, short of the first-down marker. As he was being tackled, Henry desperately heaved the ball back toward his teammates in the middle of the field, where RB Alex Collins scooped it up and picked up the first down.

The play is known as the “Henry Heave”/”Hunter Heave” and led to the formation of Arkansas fan site: www.4thand25.com.

Arkansas season ticket holders will be reminded of that game-saving play when the Rebels come to Fayetteville this season, thanks to the photo Arkansas chose to put on the ticket:

Screen Shot 2016-08-19 at 10.28.49 AMCourtesy of Adam Spencer and to read the rest of the article go to Saturday Down South.


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