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Red Cup Rebellion Feb 9, 2018
Phil Longo wore a bandana to welcome Bret Michaels to the 2018 class

Phil Longo wore a bandana to welcome Bret Michaels to the 2018 class

Every space can be chased. Just like every spring has its practice. Ole Miss offensive coordinator Phil Longo hit the motherload back in December when he flipped four-star quarterback Matt Corral from Florida and signed him during the early signing period. He was no doubt a key cog in the Rebels being able to land two more blue-chip receivers in Miles Battle and Elijah Moore, and he was also an active recruiter on campus during CROOTAPALOOZA. But Phil not only struck gold when he found his quarterback of the future, but it was the baggage that Corral brought with him to Oxford. And it’s...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss recruiting targets to watch in the 2019 class

Ole Miss recruiting targets to watch in the 2019 class

After securing another top 35 class, it’s (unfairly) now or never for Matt Luke. Yea, the NCAA situation hurt Ole Miss this recruiting cycle. A couple of hours after piecing together the country’s No. 30 overall class on National Signing Day, Hugh Freeze himself referred to 2017 as “a penalty” and griped about other schools using the ongoing investigation for negative recruiting. It was a decent class considering the limitations, but the reality is that the Rebels can’t have another one like it and continue to compete with the top of the SEC (this year’s class ranked 12th in...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: WELP

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: WELP

The Rebels managed to sign a top 35 class but did not close well. Ole Miss entered this off season knowing it had a lot of work to do to reinvigorate a team short on difference makers defensively. The Rebels also knew they needed to find offensive players to replace the immense talent that will be leaving next year offensively. The overall class isn’t too bad, coming in at 31st nationally per 247Sports; however actual signing day was an enormous letdown and reinforced a lot of concerns many fans, yours included, have about the Matt Luke hire. I entered the day giving Luke the benefit of...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 8, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Not quite Landsharks again just yet

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Not quite Landsharks again just yet

Immediate help: check. Impact freshman: [fart]. Nicholas Carr reviewed the nice offensive haul Ole Miss pulled in yesterday; now we’ll review the defense. It doesn’t take a lot of analysis to see that the top talent in this class was a little offense-heavy; Matt Luke and co. signed three four-star players, and all three play offense. Though there were lots and lots of defensive misses, the Rebels still signed some guys that will help immediately, and some guys who will help build for the future. Let’s take a look. Defensive Tackle: B+ 3-star Noah Jefferson 3-star Hal Northern 3-star...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Longo Ball is about to be fun

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Longo Ball is about to be fun

Rebs trying to skunk people with this haul. National Signing Day 2018 came and went and it couldn't have gone much better for Ole Miss on the offensive side of things. Matt Luke and his staff had a quick turnaround back in December before reeling in one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. Now, with another couple months on the job, they’ve hauled in a top 30 class. All while on double secret probation. Let’s grade how the staff did offensively with just a few months under their belts. Quarterbacks: A+ 4-star Matt Corral Not much more can be said about the California kid. The Rebels...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Rebs finish at No. 30 in team rankings

Ole Miss NSD 2018 Recap: Rebs finish at No. 30 in team rankings

Second straight year. After missing out on a number of targets on National Signing Day, the 2018 Ole Miss recruiting class checked in at no. 30 on 247 Sports’ composite rankings. It is the second straight year that the Rebel recruiting class is ranked 30th after beginning the day at No. 28. Although it may seem like there wasn’t an improvement over last year’s class, the Rebels improved from 12th to 10th in the SEC, ahead of Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Missouri, and Arkansas. This year’s class should provide a lot of depth, especially along the defensive line, and 4-star quarterback Matt...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018 Recap: Rebs reload up front at DL

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018 Recap: Rebs reload up front at DL

The former Southern Cal Trojan headlines the class. Almost any good defensive scheme starts with a disrupting, chaos inducing defensive line. The Rebels were looking to fill the shoes of two chaos wrecking balls in Marquis Haynes and Breeland Speaks who are off to the green pastures of the NFL. Ole Miss went into signing day this year with Quentin Bivens, Hal Northern, K.D. Hill and James Williams already in the house from the early signing period in December. But, now that the class is complete, let’s see how the coaches did. The Headliner One player that defensive line coach Freddie...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 7, 2018
Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Complete announcement schedule for every target

Ole Miss National Signing Day 2018: Complete announcement schedule for every target

Times, TV info and streaming options for all of the croots expected to have a Rebel hat on the table come Wednesday. As of right now, the 2018 Ole Miss recruiting class is sitting in the top 35 according to 247Sports’ Composite Team Rankings, but the Rebels still have an outside shot at finishing within the top 25 if they can hit on a few last minute targets. In order to do so, they’ll need to see the right hat going on the right heads on National Signing Day. We’ve put together a schedule of when each Rebel prospect is announcing so you can make sure to keep up with...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 6, 2018
Four Rebs are headed to NFL Scouting Combine

Four Rebs are headed to NFL Scouting Combine

Marquis Haynes is among the former Rebels looking to improve their NFL draft stock The list of players invited to this year’s NFL Draft Combine was released this morning, and it included former Rebels Marquis Haynes, Rod Taylor, Breeland Speaks, and Jordan Wilkins. This year’s combine will once again take place February 27-March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Haynes, a defensive end who is the Rebels’ modern-era career sacks leader and a second-team All-SEC performer, is projected as a third- or fourth-round pick. Scouts like his speed and energy, but are concerned that...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 5, 2018
4-star WR Miles Battle commits to Ole Miss over Oregon

4-star WR Miles Battle commits to Ole Miss over Oregon

Jacob Peeler and Charles Clark get their man. Matt Luke and Phil Longo went out West, swiped a four-star, top 60 player in Matt Corral in December and then signed two receivers in the early signing period. And now wide receivers coach Jacob Peeler is getting in on the fun and capitalizing off the Rebels’ success in the passing game in 2017, stealing a four-star target from a Pac 12 school. Four-star wide receiver Miles Battle out of Houston, Tex., a former Oregon commit, made his commitment public Monday night, and declared he would be signing with the Ole Miss Rebels on Wednesday. The...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 5, 2018
Ole Miss Softball: Here’s our 2018 preview

Ole Miss Softball: Here’s our 2018 preview

How will the squad follow-up a Super Regional berth? Ole Miss softball starts back this weekend with five games in three days at the Sand Dollar Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala.. This season is full of intrigue, given what has happened during head coach Mike Smith’s first three years on the job. Smith has set or broken the school wins record three years in a row and has rewritten the record books, both on offense and the mound. He has consistently recruited top 25 classes, something that never really happened before he came along. His staff earned run average has declined by nearly a run per...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 3, 2018
Ole Miss vs. Tennessee basketball 2018: Rebs suffer 94-61 ass whipping in Knoxville

Ole Miss vs. Tennessee basketball 2018: Rebs suffer 94-61 ass whipping in Knoxville

Abandon all hope. On Saturday night, the Rebels hit rock bottom. This was a beatdown the Rebels hadn’t experienced in years, and in the process they earned their worse loss of the season, a 94-61 divebomb in Knoxville at the hands of No. 18 Tennessee. This is yet another beginning of the end to what began as a promising season. So it goes. Not much went right for the Rebels on Saturday in Knoxville. Facing a 35-25 deficit at the half, Kennedy’s boys cut it to 35-32 after a Terence Davis three-pointer early in the second half. Afterwards the Vols dominated, finishing the game outscoring...
Red Cup Rebellion Feb 2, 2018
Ross Bjork pulls former LSU GM Austin Thomas’ offer to join football staff

Ross Bjork pulls former LSU GM Austin Thomas’ offer to join football staff

Well, there’s another opening again. Ole Miss was expected to hire former LSU general manager Austin Thomas at some point, per a report from FootballScoop. The Nashville native played a huge role in the Tigers’ recruiting prowess and organizational strategies in regards to the overall football program. But, now it appears that all that prowess and strategic approach will not be in Oxford, according to Ole Miss Spirit’s Ben Garrett. In a conversation with Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork, Garrett reports that Thomas committed to the Rebels time and time again but never fully...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 31, 2018
Why is Pro Football Focus trying to take away one of A.J. Brown’s slot TD receptions?

Why is Pro Football Focus trying to take away one of A.J. Brown’s slot TD receptions?

[thinking face emoji] When A.J. Brown enthusiastically announced that he would not be transferring from Ole Miss following the NCAA’s imposition of a second bowl ban for the 2018 season, and when he further announced that he would be returning to Oxford for at least one more year, Rebel football fans breathed out a collective and happy sigh of relief. Brown is, after all, extremely good at what he does — namely, catching footballs thrown in his general direction and running them many yards downfield. But you know all this. What you may not know — our Gray Hardison probably knows this...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 31, 2018
Podcast Rebellion: Ole Miss must commit to basketball or it will never work

Podcast Rebellion: Ole Miss must commit to basketball or it will never work

Associated Press Sports reporter David Brandt joins to talk all things basketball, recruiting, baseball, and facial hair. As our dear friend, Ulysses Everett McGill, once said, “DAMN! We’re in a tight spot.” The Rebels lost to a top 15 Auburn team last night who now stands at a sparkling 20-2 and 8-1 in the Southeastern Conference. The Rebs are sitting at 11-11 and 4-5 in the conference after dropping their first home SEC game. But, despite the streak and the nine-point loss, things are looking pretty bleak. So in order to brighten things up, we bring our dear friend and important AP...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 31, 2018
Ranting in Right Field: Who should bat lead-off this season? We discuss

Ranting in Right Field: Who should bat lead-off this season? We discuss

Experience vs. New Blood Last year was a struggle offensively for Ole Miss baseball. Mike Bianco shuffled a bit here and there but still, the lumps were everywhere. From February to July, the bats were silent after the first few weekends. As a team, the Rebels hit just .253 and slugged at a .387 clip. SPOILER, that’s not good. This year, most of the offense returns sans Colby Bortles and Tate Blackman. Both of them were in the top five on the team in average, slugging, and hit a combined 19 home runs. But, one of the main concerns going into 2018 is who will set the table for this...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 31, 2018
Ole Miss softball ranked in both polls for first time ever

Ole Miss softball ranked in both polls for first time ever

Well, how about that? For the first time ever, the Ole Miss softball team is ranked in both preseason polls. After a fantastic campaign that saw the Rebs go 43-20, win the Southeastern Conference Tournament, and make it to the NCAA Super Regionals against the UCLA Bruins. On Tuesday, the USA Today/NFCA Coaches and ESPN.com/USA Softball preseason polls were released. And the Ole Miss Rebels were ranked were ranked 16th in the former and 15th in the latter. The defending national champs, Oklahoma, was almost a unanimous choice at No. 1 and the SEC has nine of the top 25 teams. For the 1st...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 30, 2018

Mississippi Made, here to stay

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Red Cup Rebellion Jan 30, 2018
Ole Miss vs. Auburn basketball 2018: Time, TV schedule, and online streaming

Ole Miss vs. Auburn basketball 2018: Time, TV schedule, and online streaming

Five wonderful years since the jersey pop. Ole Miss welcomes No. 19 Auburn to The Pavilion in Oxford on Tuesday night, with the Tigers riding an impressive season that’s seen them bounce around the bottom of the AP Top 25. The teams met previously this season in Auburn, where Bruce Pearl’s club whipped off a decisive 85-70 victory. The Tigers are currently 19-2, with the duo of losses coming at the hands of Temple and Alabama, who are both probably tournament bound. The second leg of this matchup always inspires a sense of nostalgia, since it was five years ago this week that CBB pest...
Red Cup Rebellion Jan 29, 2018
3-star DL Noah Jefferson commits to Ole Miss over Florida

3-star DL Noah Jefferson commits to Ole Miss over Florida

Dan Mullen takes another L to the face. Dan Mullen is going to learn. Maybe not today. Alas, he will eventually. But, the man just took another L to the dome. And this time it was on the defensive side of the football. It has been no secret that Ole Miss is lacking some beef up front at the defensive line position now that Breeland Speaks is gone. And now, Matt Luke and Co. took a big step in addressing that need with the commitment from Arizona Western College three-star defensive lineman Noah Jefferson. The junior college product chose the #MississippiMade movement over Florida and...

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