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Today’s roundup features stories from Saturday Down South, 247sports.com and SEC Country.com.

Five SEC Legends who deserve to have their numbers retired

Eli Manning
Eli Manning

At mighty Alabama, they don’t even bother retiring jersey numbers. And at Florida, they retire them, technically speaking, but then they eventually allow players to wear those numbers again.

That’s why Eddy Pineiro is able to wear Tim Tebow’s No. 15 this season.

So a countdown of five SEC players who should have their jersey numbers retired won’t include any legends from Tuscaloosa or Gainesville. But there are plenty of other icon-rich locales to search from, and here is our list:

ELI MANNING, QB, OLE MISS

Do a google search for “Ole Miss legend” and, naturally, it’s Eli’s dad, Archie, who comes up most of the time. And rightfully so. Archie Manning was a legend in Oxford in every sense of the word.

Courtesy of Cory Nightingale to read the rest of this article go to Saturday Down South.com

Steve Spurrier explains why he almost attended Ole Miss

olemissFootball legend Steve Spurrier made his mark as a college player with the Florida Gators, winning the Heisman Trophy with the team in 1966. Spurrier later returned to coach the Gators, but he revealed in an interview on The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday that his college career almost began at Ole Miss.

“Florida didn’t recruit me until January (of my senior year in high school), Spurrier said. “I probably would have went to Ole Miss if they had signing day like they do now.”

Spurrier divulged the story during a discussion about his co-authored autobiography, titled “Head Ball Coach: My Life In Football,” which is scheduled to be released on August 30.

If Spurrier had chosen the Rebels, college football history could be drastically different. Could Spurrier have won the Heisman Trophy with Ole Miss, and later returned to coach the Rebels instead of the Gators? Does he finish his coaching career at South Carolina?
Courtesy of Jordan James to read the rest of the article go to 247Sports.com

Ole Miss unveils official preseason depth chart

Tony Connor  Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics
Tony Connor
Photo by Joshua McCoy/Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss released its 2016 football media guide on Friday, and one of the gems inside was an official preseason depth chart.

Plenty of things can change between July 8 and Ole Miss’ season opener against Florida State on Sept. 5, but for now we have an idea of what the defending Sugar Bowl champions may put on the field against the Seminoles.

Though the Rebels will try to replace three NFL first-round draft picks, there appear to be only three starting spots in question, by virtue of the “OR” designation, heading into preseason camp.

Jordan Wilkins and Akeem Judd are listed as “OR” options for the starting running back position. On defense, D.J. Jones and Issac Gross share the “OR” designation at nose tackle, and C.J. Hampton and Zedrick Woods are listed as an “OR” option at free safety.

Courtesy of Nick Cole to read the rest of this article go to SECCountry.com.


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