Rebs need 2 wins

The rain and fog weren’t kind to the Ole Miss batters on Friday night. Despite great performances from pitchers Will Ethridge and Houston Roth, the Rebels couldn’t manage a single run against Mississippi State, falling 2-0 to the Bulldogs.

Fortunately, Ole Miss gets two more chances against the 5th ranked Dogs. Doug Nikhazy will take the mound for the Rebs for Game 2. Nikhazy is coming off an outstanding win over LSU in which he allowed just 1 run over 6.1 innings.

Ole Miss lost the first game to LSU a week ago before winning the next two and taking the series. Maybe the same thing will happen this weekend. First pitch is at 6:00 tonight (SEC Network +).

DK Metcalf and AJ Brown should find their NFL homes tonight

The 1st round of the NFL Draft turned into a long Thursday night for DK Metcalf and AJ Brown, but Friday should be a good one for both players as I don’t expect either to be available after the 3rd round.

Of course I’m disappointed neither went in the 1st round, mostly because I hate to see them miss out on the money that comes along with it.

As an aside, the whole process pained me for Metcalf. He went from being the story of the NFL Draft and a possible Top 10 selection with everyone in awe of his size, speed and strength at the Combine to being totally picked apart in the final days leading up to the draft. Suddenly, his cone drill time became the biggest factor. So weird. If Metcalf had known it was all going to go down like that I’m sure he would have been happier to stay in Oxford. This should be fuel for Metcalf’s fire. Some NFL team is going to get a great wide receiver tonight.

I was also really hoping the Patriots were going to select Brown as was projected by some, because that would have been a huge break for him to begin his career with the greatest quarterback of all time under center.

Tiger’s back!

It was a true honor to watch Tiger Woods win his 5th Green Jacket on Sunday. I watched every hole, and it was epic. Unforgettable really. Just like I remember watching Jack Nicklaus win it in 1986 and Tiger win it for the first time in 1997, I’ll never forget watching Tiger win The Masters in 2019. What a comeback! I love redemption stories, and this is certainly one for the ages. Many thought Tiger might never win another Major. He overcame a boatload or personal and physical adversity and proved us all wrong. I love it!

AJ Brown and NWO featured in NFL video

The NFL Draft is just around the corner, and NWO continues to get hype, which has to be a good thing for the Ole Miss brand.

Ole Miss atop the SEC West leaderboard

I hope your TV, couch and fridge are ready because it’s a big Sunday. First, Tiger Woods has a chance to get another green jacket starting at 8:20am. Then Ole Miss has a chance to finish the weekend in sole possession of first place in the SEC West with a doubleheader against Kentucky set to start at 1:00.

A bad day for baseball

Ole Miss got shelled by a bad team on Kid’s Day. The word “overconfident” comes to mind.

Sooners blow Ole Miss out of gym in disappointing finish to pretty good season

Ole Miss punched a ticket to the Dance and then fell flat on its face as Oklahoma raced to a 12-0 lead and finished with a 95-72 win.

The Rebs were never in it.

I’m not sure what happened to this team late in the season, as the Rebs lost 6 of their last 8, but Ole Miss didn’t seem ready to play against Alabama and the same looked true against the Sooners.

Baffling how effort could be an issue in the NCAA Tournament, but whatevs…

Maybe the truth is this team over-achieved early in the season and never really belonged here anyway.

Good luck arguing that the Rebs did belong after this blowout.

Oklahoma was 7-11 in the Big 12. These weren’t the Duke Blue Devils. Though Ole Miss did make the Sooners look like a contender.

It’s over now.

Kermit Davis has promise as a coach. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do with another year or two to recruit.

If Breein Tyree sticks around he could have a really special senior season. Devontae Shuler could explode into a star, too. But they need help. Kermit needs to get out there and find some help down low. If successful, next year could be fun.