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  • LOUNGING AROUND...Fans packed the Left Field Lounge during the Bulldogs opening game against Central Arkansas on May 31 at the Starkville Regional. The crowd of 11,102 enjoyed a great game and atmosphere as MSU took the opener 5-3 over the Bears. State won the Regional in a Game 7 rematch with UCA by beating the Bears 6-1 on June 3 and advanced to play host Virginia in the Virginia Super Regional. The total attendance for the four-day event at Dudy-Noble Field was 61,433.

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    Volume 6, Issue 1

    2013 FOOTBALL ISSUE

    July/August 2013

    Published by

    Pevey Publishing, LLC

    Publishers

    Greg & Mendy Pevey

    Featured Columnists

    Jake Adams, Rick Cleveland,

    Steven Godfrey, Derrick Guin, Jake Wimberly

    Contributing Writers

    John Davis, Paul Jones, Lanny Mixon

    Mark Stowers, Jon Wiener

    Contributing Photographers

    Lee Adams, Bobby McDuffie, Greg Pevey,

    James Pugh, Media Relations Offices at

    Ole Miss, Miss. State, Southern Miss, Jackson

    State, Alcorn State, Miss. Valley State,

    Delta State, Miss. College, Belhaven, Millsaps,

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    To Contact MSM > LETTERS, STORY IDEAS AND PHOTO SUBMISSIONS Email MSM at publisher@mssportsmagazine.com or mail to Mississippi Sports Magazine, 405 Knights Cove West, Brandon, Mississippi 39047. Letters should include writers full name, address and home phone number and may be edited for clarity and space.

    CONTENTS...FEATURES

    SPECIAL SECTION

    COMMENTARY

    WHATS NEXT...

    8 REBEL NATION: JAKE ADAMS The Journey Continues

    9 THE DAWGHOUSE: JAKE WIMBERLY Running backs are the key

    for Dawgs in 2013

    10 TO THE TOP: DERRICK GUIN Closing the book on 2012-13

    22 STEVEN GODFREY Proving Mississippis

    worth on the Gridiron

    88 RICK CLEVELAND What makes Mississippi

    so Special?

    12 ON CAMPUSFEEDING TIME: Rebel students Blake Pruett and Patrick Haadsma are making popular anthems for Ole Miss athletics.

    16 SPORTS BIZMORE COWBELL: Clang go the bells and OH! the stories they tell. Ed Vlietstras Custom Cowbells and Leslie Petros Cowbell Tales.

    24 BEHIND THE SCENES A look inside the Big 3s Media Relations Departments

    28 COLLEGE PREVIEWS Our writers take you inside each Mississippi program to fill you in on what to expect from your favorite team in 2013

    70 HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW

    Starkville High School celebrates their 2012 5A State Championship.Photo by Lee Adams

    SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER - JUCO Football PreviewMississippi JUCO football is tops in the United States. Well take an in-depth look at each summer camp and let you know what to expect this fall around the State....and more!

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    72 Mississippi high school football hits the Silver Screen74 The Contenders and Pretenders of 201378 Oxfords Johnny Hill80 North Panolas Derrick King84 Callaways Fantastic Four

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    Follow Jake Adams on Twitter @OMRebelNation

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    REBELNATION

    The JourneyContinues

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    Oh what a difference a year makes.

    A mere 365 days ago Ole Miss was preparing to enter the 2012 season with a new, unproven head coach and a squad full of young, untested players, many

    of which were deemed as not SEC material. Academic and depth problems remaining from a regime that posted a 2-10 record on its way out the door had coach Hugh Freeze traveling the state preaching to downtrodden Rebels about the wilderness, and brightening their faces with promises of fielding a team that would play hard for 60 minutes. Needless to say, Ole Miss was just about everybodys fa-vorite to win the SEC cellar all to itself.

    And we were all wrong. The Rebels won six regular season games,

    and shouldve won at least two more, losing in the final minutes to Texas A&M and LSU and just letting always menacing Vanderbilt get away. But the Rebels ended the SEC losing streak against Auburn, took down Arkansas and finally shook the Dan Mullen hex bringing the Golden Egg home to Oxford before cap-ping a somewhat shocking first season under Freeze with a triumphant win over Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl.

    The excitement for the future was palpable on that rainy January afternoon in Birming-ham.

    If the anticipation of 2013 wasnt already starting to bubble over, it grew even more when Freeze and his staff landed an histori-cal Top 5 recruiting class on National Signing Day that included the countrys top recruit - defensive end Robert Nkemdiche - and several others considered the best at their position, including receiver Laquon Treadwell and of-fensive tackle Laremy Tunsil.

    Add that much-celebrated signing class to the fact that the Rebels return 19 of 22 starters, including stars like wide receiver Donte Moncrief and fiery linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, and optimism in Oxford is as high as its been since 2009 when Ole Miss was a popular preseason Top 10 selection. In one short year head coach Hugh Freeze has changed the mind-set of Rebel Nation from one that thought making a bowl game would be a minor miracle to one expecting a bowl game in 2013.

    The excitement level is so high that Freeze spent Rebel Road Trip 2013 trying to apply the brakes to those high expectations.

    Its a journey, Freeze warned. Thats one of our messages as we trav