I can tell you a lot more about this school from the 80s when we won the Division I-AA national championship than I can through its lonely sojourn through Division I.
Yes, I say “we” with this school since it has thousands of my cash, and its name is on my degree.
This is the school that beat Alabama in Tuscaloosa last season, but many key players are gone for La.-Monroe, which has struggled to a 3-7 mark this season. The team formerly known as the Indians — now the politically correct Warhawks — is coming off a 24-21 Sun Belt Conference loss at Middle Tennessee Saturday.
Looks like the homeboys are a running team, which I reckon won’t bode well for them in their visit to Oxford this weekend.
The thing Ole Miss players need to remember, is there are lots of athletes in the south. La.-Monroe will have some on the team, though there won’t be much depth.
Can’t “flop around” in this one, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt says, and he’s right. There’s way too much on the line for the Rebels, who can become bowl eligible for the first time since 2003 with a win.
The Rebels are in good position for seven wins and have a shot at eight, but it all starts with ULM, the last non-conference game of the season.
Nutt’s news conference begins at 2, and I’ll post some notes afterward.