FOOTBALL: Looking for the complete game

They have been a good pass-protection line, and they pushed around Samford in the rushing attack last week. Now the Ole Miss offensive linemen are hoping there’s some momentum from a 34-10 win over an FCS opponent to carry into the SEC opener. Finesse is fine, but an offensive lineman knows his manhood is determined by how well he blocks in the run game.

— PA


21 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Looking for the complete game”

  1. mobilereb Says:

    Hey PA – Avid reader, first time posting. I want to thank you for the great job that you do keeping us all up to date on the Rebels. I live in Mobile, AL and I am constantly bombarded with Alabama and Auburn propaganda, mostly Alabama. 🙂 – Thanks again for the updates and keep up the good work.

  2. djrebel Says:

    Hey Mobile, thanks for checking in. I love your beaches down there.

    — PA

  3. oxfordrebel Says:

    pa, you may not get 50 repsponses on every post, but I think you’ve got a WHOLE lots of others like mobile that just stop by to read.

  4. bornarebel Says:

    I agree OR. I just started posting a couple of weeks ago but I have been reading for about a year. This is the best place I know of to get good info on Ole Miss sports.
    Keep up the good work PA.

  5. jr85reb Says:

    I fall into that catagory also. Love to read but do not post much. Thanks PA.


  6. VA Reb Says:

    I’m thinking the offensive line is really going to step up this week since SEC play is starting. I echo the other comments….we out-of-staters really appreciate your work on this site. That’s the first thing I check when I get on the train to work in the mornings. You seem to have great access to all the folks at UM. Keep up the good work!

  7. djrebel Says:

    Guys, I appreciate your support. Glad you newbies have started posting. It’s been fun to watch the community grow, but lurkers are always welcome.

    Larry, I’ve very much enjoyed the trains when I’ve been in the northeast. It’s good to sit back and let someone else drive.

    I used to hear talk of high-speed rail from Birmingham to Atlanta. Wish they’d make it happen.

    — PA

  8. Jeff Jolly Says:

    I live in West Mobile. Nothing in the sports this morning in the SEC Extra part of the Register sports section about the Ole Miss-Vandy game. They commented on every other SEC game. I don’t post regularly, but I do read often. PA does the best job for us. No other paper can compare. There has been nothing in the Columbus paper about Ole Miss in 3 or 4 weeks. I have complained to them…to no avail.

  9. GSrebel Says:

    I also live in LA, Gulf Shores. My first post too. Keep up the good work PA, lots of us in the silent majority depend on you. Thanks….

  10. djrebel Says:

    Thanks guys.

    — PA

  11. VA Reb Says:

    PA, the train is certainly the way to go. A good read about the Rebels, some good songs on the I-pod, and a nice nap… can’t beat it. We occasionally get a glimpse of I-95’s bumper to bumper traffic as we cruise by!!

  12. djrebel Says:

    I was pleasantly surprised this summer that I could go from Mount Vernon to Arlington on a nice four-lane road through a small town and through a stretch of country and never have to get back on I-95. I got my fill of driving in DC when we stumbled from Arlington to the hotel in a Maryland suburb.

    — PA

  13. mobilereb Says:

    Jeff Jolly – I’m a Midtowner myself. I know Mike Herndon, sports writer for Press Register. I had already decided to give him a hard time about not mentioning our Rebs this week after reading the paper this morning.

    PA – I keep checking to see if by some chance the game will get picked up on pay per view. Any chance that is going to happen or is it a lost cause and I’m stuck with XM radio?

  14. djrebel Says:

    I haven’t heard anything about pay-per-view.

    — PA

  15. paul kelly Says:

    pa i think i read somewhere that the vandy d line is pretty fast but not very big. if that is so, the only prediction i will make is that eason and bolden will have close to 100 yards each. keep up the good work. i live in olive branch and have to rely on the comical appeal for my ole miss fix. it leaves much to be desired.

  16. Glenn M Says:

    PA, add me to the list of those appreciative of your work covering OM. Usually I just read, but have posted a couple of times. I have the same problem with the Little Rock paper as they have in Mobile. Weekly, one of their writers, Bob Holt, has a full page of SEC team articles, typically on Thursdays, covering most of the teams. He almost never includes OM, for some reason or other, unless of course they’re playing Ark. that week. I have a hard time believing he can’t get info from OM media sources. Everyone else can. Anyone else in Ark. notice this over the years?

    I once lived just down DeSiard St. from NLU. Always enjoyed watching the waterskiing team on the bayou. They were national champs, if I recall. This was in the 70s, and John David Crow was coach. The hoops coach was a longtime winner, believe his name was Fant. Lived right around the corner from me. Good memories of my 2 years in Monroe.

    Thanks for the great coverage, PA!

  17. djrebel Says:

    Northeast was very successful under Fant. I think Calvin Natt played for him and went on to the NBA.

    I got to campus in 1984, and the water skiing team had won like seven national championships by that point.

    Those were some laid back guys and gals. I always wished them well, but I enjoyed the football championship in 1987 a lot more.

    Bob Holt is a friend of mine. I’ll tell him he’s not servicing his Ole Miss base over there.

    — PA

  18. Jeff Jolly Says:

    You can pick up the Rebs on 104.9 FM out of Mississippi. I listen to every game (football, basketball, and baseball) on that station.

  19. Glenn M Says:

    Calvin Natt, now there’s a blast from the past. He was at Northeast when I lived in Monroe. What a ballplayer. I lived there 77-79. They had just built their present stadium, if memory serves. It was tall on one side. Monroe at that time had some fine eating. I recall Cascio’s for seafood, the Dinner Bell and Johnny’s Pizza.

  20. djrebel Says:

    Glenn, Johnny’s was a favorite for my crowd. Did you make it down DeSiard to PeGee’s for the homemade ice cream?

    — PA

  21. Glenn M Says:

    Never made it to PeGee’s, don’t recall it, may have come along later. Johnny’s opened a store in Jackson in the 80s, after I moved there, and it amazingly didn’t last long. Guess too much competition, altho they were better than most of it. I remember Rick Cleveland wrote for the News-Star when I lived there, then went to the C-L about same time I moved to J-Town. Those were good days for seeing OM games, they played a lot of games in Jackson.

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