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Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:05 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

For reasons detailed earlier today in this space, Ole Miss already had a near-impossible task in beating Alabama this Saturday. And now the Rebels have made that task even more difficult for themselves.

Houston Nutt announced after the Rebels' Thursday practice that four players will be suspended for the Alabama game for a violation of team rules: running back Brandon Bolden, offensive linemen Alex Washington and A.J. Hawkins, and receiver Philander Moore.

Moore likely won't be missed; the sophomore has only three receptions this season for a total of one yard. And though a bruising 335-pound second-string senior, Washington likely wouldn't have seen the field without an injury to either Bradley Sowell or Bobby Massie, the Rebels' starting tackles.

But whatever tiny flickering hope the Rebels had for putting together a running game against the Tide may have evaporated with the other two suspensions. Bolden is a decorated senior who'd only recently returned from injury and is easily the Rebels' most powerful runner; Hawkins is Ole Miss's starting center, one with 16 starts in two seasons under his belt. With leading rusher Jeff Scott a poor matchup against the physical Tide due to his smaller stature and Hawkins unavailable, there seems little question the Rebel ground game will be at less than its best--and even its best might not have gotten much accomplished against the Tide.

Which means maybe the most interesting question still to be answered about this game is where on Nutt's locker room motivational chart the four suspended players fall. Could the World of the Uninvested be very far away?



Comments

Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

How long has Nutt been gone from Arkansas?  Let it go you freaking numb nut!



Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:03 pm
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

It's a trap!



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:42 am
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

Vegas just moved Ole Miss from +38.5 to +42.0.  




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 8:55 am
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

These are the four luckiest players in college football.After the game with Bama they will be the only players still alive because they rest of them are going to get killed.The thing i hate as a Tennessee fan is we have LSU this week and Alabama next week so we wont have any players left either.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:05 am
 

What the bleep?

Let me get this straignt.  The players broke team rules, so Nutt-job REWARDS THEM by sitting them out against Bama?  This is a great disciplinary tactic: "you were bad so you WON'T get your butt beat."  Reverse discipline: coming to a bizarro world near you...



Since: Aug 29, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

as if the DORK needed an excuse for the yard dog beating those black bears are gonna get from the tide. Bama in oxford sat hogs there next sat... Bama 65 BB 3 >>> Hogs 75 DORKS black bears 10 ..

then DORK gets fired and comes home to coach the arkansas school for the deaf and blind ... Full circle.



Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Ole Miss suspends four for game vs. Alabama

Well, that four less players that Ole Miss have to worry about taking a pounding from Alabama's defense.


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