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.

It’s time to Dance

The NCAA Tournament we’ve longed for since the last time Ole Miss was in the NCAA Tournament is upon us.

The Rebs and Sooners tip off at 11:40 on TruTv.

Jim Nantz and the CBS Final Four crew will have the call.

This is big time basketball and Ole Miss is centerstage…at least for an hour or two. For many of us, that means it’s already been a successful season, but it’s so hard to get here I’d really like to stay a while.

The Rebels had a long break since losing to Alabama in the first round of the SEC Tournament. Hopefully, Kermit Davis used that free time to rekindle the fire that Ole Miss had during that 10-game winning streak that stretched from late November into early January. Back then the Rebels were playing with a lot of discipline, moving the ball around beautifully, slashing to the basket and drawing fouls. That’s what beat Mississippi State and Auburn. That’s what it will take to advance in this Tournament.

Davis is the SEC Coach of the Year. Let’s see what he can do with a full week on his hands.

Tyree and Terence Davis have immense talent. If Kermit has them coached up, we might get more March Madness. Survive and advance.

Kermit Davis named SEC Coach of the Year

Kermit Davis was named SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press, and rightly so.

In his very first season as head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels, Davis took a team picked to finish last in the conference and finished 20-11 (10-8 SEC). In so doing, he also probably helped Ole Miss punch its ticket back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2015.

The Rebels finished 12-20 (5-13) just last year. Davis molded a team made of mostly those same players into a winner.

This remarkable turnaround was unexpected, to say the least. The AP called Ole Miss “the SEC’s biggest surprise.”

The coach of the year recognition is well-deserved.

Congrats to Davis.

Congratulations are also due to Ross Bjork. This one definitely belongs on the résumé.

Frankly, I questioned the hire of Davis last year. I wanted a splashier name. I thought Davis was the easy hire, but not necessarily the right one.

I was wrong.

Kudos to Bjork for a great hire and to all – coach, players and AD alike – for a great season. It’s been a fun one, and it’s still going.