I’m sorry for selling you short, Jonathan. You’ve certainly earned your orange jersey and that T on your helmet in my mind. How far you’ve come in a little more than a month is a testament to your work ethic, perseverance and self-confidence. Anybody who has overcome ridicule, benching, hatred and death threats to become what you have is a strong person and one that I’m happy is on my team. Now, let’s go out there and finish your career in style.
Just our luck. The predominant pre-season meme for the Ole Miss Rebels was that although Houston Nutt's teams can play the respect card like no one else, they couldn't handle high expectations. Well, those expectations are gone now, and their holding a flush of respect cards. Sigh.
Expectations are tricky things. Bruce Pearl's team will likely start four seniors and returns its top seven scorers from last year's 21-win team and added, among others, the aforementioned Mr. McBee, who may provide the consistent outside scoring threat last year's team lacked. This could be a fun season. Or a disappointing one. Expectations are like that.