A few quick notes here.
— Cotton Bowl president Rick Baker and two other officials made the trip into stormy weather.
— The bowl expects an attendance record of more than 80,000. There’s a lot of local interest with this being the last game in the stadium where the event has been played for more than 70 years.
— Ole Miss has sold 16,000 tickets and can get up to 18,000. A small number of tickets are also available through the Cotton Bowl at ATTCottonbowl.com.
— Finals finish Thursday, and the Rebels will return to the practice field Thursday evening at 6:45. The team will practice here next week and will then take off until meeting in Dallas the evening of the 26th.
— Special teams coach James Shibest has been named national special teams coach of the year by the website Footballscoop.com.