Happy Wednesday, Ole Miss fans.
Players are home for their Christmas break before meeting up in New Orleans early next week to begin final preparations for the Sugar Bowl. However, that hasn’t kept the Rebels out of the news, as the Nkemdiche brothers continue to make headlines this December.
Here are three things to know:
- Linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche, who is no longer with the Ole Miss program, was hospitalized in Jackson, Miss,. early Monday after he was found “unresponsive.” Nkemdiche was hospitalized in November and missed the Rebels final two games of the season.
- Denzel’s brother Robert was the center of last week’s news cycle following a fall from an Atlanta hotel window. Before that incident took place, an NFL personnel director told NFL.com that he “would not take (Nkemdiche) in the first 15 picks” of the 2016 NFL Draft.
- It’s been known for a while that it will be a tough task for Ole Miss to pull 4-star running back/linebacker target Devin White out of Louisiana, and the Rebels target was very impressed with what LSU put together during his recent official visit.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- Every Ole Miss fan is thrilled to see the Rebels return to the Sugar Bowl, but ESPN’s David Ching took a unique look at what it means to former Ole Miss greats Archie Manning and Deuce McAllister.
- Tuesday marked the final men’s basketball game inside Tad Smith Coliseum, and Ole Miss came out on top against Troy 83-80. The Rebels now get a break before opening SEC play at Kentucky and coming home to open the brand new Pavilion at Ole Miss against Alabama on Jan. 7.
- The “Tad Pad” has been the home to Ole Miss hoops for 50 years and been the place of a ton of memories for Rebels fans. Here’s a cool video Ole Miss put together.