FOOTBALL: 1 hour, 10 minutes out

LSU specialists are on the field. Nobody out from Ole Miss yet. Ole Miss band is in the stands in the south end zone.

There was a large, active crowd, about 300 I’m told, to greet the Rebels when they got off the bus.

A little press box chatter on bowl speculation. Seems to be two different stories coming from the Cotton Bowl depending on who you talk to. There’s an Ole Miss belief that if the Rebels win out they’re in Dallas. There’s an LSU belief that if the Tigers lose today but beat Arkansas and finish with eight wins, that an 8-win LSU would trump an 8-win Ole Miss based on the “defending national champion” label and the belief that LSU would provide better competition for the Big 12 opponent.

Stepping down a level, someone suggested that a seven-win Ole Miss team could still end up in the Liberty Bowl, because the Liberty really wants Ole Miss, and because the bowls — to a degree — work together for the greater good. The only one that openly balks at that approach is the Outback Bowl. That being said, the Music City might willingly give up Ole Miss to Memphis if it could get, say South Carolina.

It’s all speculation and chatter at this point.

One thing that would help everyone would be for Alabama to beat Auburn, then lose to Florida in the championship game, thus getting two SEC teams in the BCS picture.

— PA

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4 Responses to “FOOTBALL: 1 hour, 10 minutes out”

  1. rebnutt Says:

    Any Rebs out there yet, PA? Are they in Red? Good, clear weather?

  2. ripleyreb Says:

    Take care of business on the field first, then the bowls will work out ok.

  3. djrebel Says:

    Good clear weather, and the Rebels are in red. LSU in traditional white. They are celebrating their 1958 national championship team this year, and the field has old-style helmets with a “58” on the side painted at the 25s.

  4. donttouchatwire Says:

    i tend to garee with lsu point of view on cotton bowl. our secondary would not hold up against those teams.

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