Here’s our link. It was interesting to note that Texas Tech coach Mike Leach was not on the conference call. That was because he was in flight to New York for awards presentations, not because he hasn’t signed the 5-year extension offered to him by the school, Tech AD Gerald Myers said.
Bowl officials were excited about the matchup, something that happens with any matchup.
This one is intriguing on several fronts. The Rebels allowed only 20 points in four November games and pitched two shutouts. They’ll have to have a monster game from the defensive line to help coverage in the secondary, which has been a problem most of the year. It’s gotten better during this late defensive surge, largely because of the play of free safety Kendrick Lewis, but the Ole Miss corners in man coverage is still not a good matchup.