It’s like a second Christmas in Oxford this time of year! Signing Day has come and gone and the March/April issue of Rebel Nation Magazine™ is just around the corner hitting stores on March 8 (click here to find a store near you). Football recruiting is the second most important season at Ole Miss as Rebel fans across the country take a quick break from basketball to enjoy in the fruits of Coach Freeze and his staffs labor over the past year. Rebel Nation Magazine™ writer John Davis of the Oxford Citizen will give you the inside scoop on another Top 5 Signing Class in 2016. John will breakdown each position of this amazing group and give you some perspective on how these players will contribute on the field in 2016.
Also featured in the March/April issue…
2016 SPRING FOOTBALL PREVIEW – By JOHN DAVIS
Spring football is almost here, and even though there is no “Grove Bowl” in 2016, Coach Freeze and his staff will still get an early look at the 2016 Ole Miss Rebels. John Davis will preview the upcoming Spring and let you know who to keep an eye on and who will be filling the shoes of the graduating seniors of 2015, as well as the spots left open by Laquon Treadwell, Robert Nkemdiche and Laremy Tunsil, who all left after their Junior seasons to enter the NFL Draft.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS – By Parrish Alford
Whether Robert Nkemdiche sought the spotlight or not he often found it.
So it went for the former No. 1 recruit.
Being slightly less famous has its advantages. Anonymity can be underrated.
When Breeland Speaks was getting ready to help replace the Rebels’ best defensive player in their biggest bowl game in years he was quite fine with the shadows.
AKEEM JUDD’S ROAD TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL – By Parrish Alford
When society’s nature is to look out for No. 1 Akeem Judd offers a refreshing alternative to the what’s-in-it-for-me approach to life.
Little more than a year ago the money discussion threatened to take the biggest schools and their conferences, the “Power Five,” out of the NCAA.
Differences were resolved, and many people who follow college athletics became familiar with the term “cost of attendance.”
That phraseology has allowed schools to put more money into those monthly scholarship checks. Judd isn’t turning it away, but he isn’t asking for it either.
SIDELINE VIEW – By Jeff Roberson
In 2014, Ole Miss lost a legend in Stan Sandroni. Stan had been the sideline football reporter with the Ole Miss sports radio crew for decades and will always be remembered in the hearts of all Rebel fans. But, a new face has hit the sidelines as Richard Cross has taken over as the new sideline reporter for the Rebels. Cross has close ties with Ole Miss and has jumped right in to fill Stan’s shoes without missing a beat. Jeff Roberson talks one-on-one with Richard and will be bringing you a new introduction of Cross as he’ll be roving the sidelines for the Rebel radio football broadcasts, as well as other sports at Ole Miss.
“SUGAR BOWL QB’s IMPORTANT PART OF UM FOOTBALL LEGACY” – By Jeff Roberson
Chad Kelly made Ole Miss and Sugar Bowl history on January 1 when he led the Rebels to a 48-20 victory against Oklahoma State and won the game’s MVP award. Then he announced he was coming back for another season of college football.
Several of the most important names in Ole Miss football history are tied to the Sugar Bowl from the quarterback position. Jimmy Lear and Eagle Day were quarterbacks in the first two Rebel appearances – 1953 and 1955 respectively.
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