A friend tells me he intends to call or write SEC commissioner Mike Slive and express his views on the suspension of Ole Miss freshman DB Trae Elston.
Elston was suspended for the Texas game by the league earlier this week.
How much will the Rebels’ feel the loss of Elston tomorrow night against Texas? Obviously, Elston’s role was growing. Would coaches have been more careful with his number of plays against the No. 14-ranked Longhorns? Possibly.
There seems to be a consistent view for this game that an improved Ole Miss team will not get blown out but will not necessarily be close. I picked Texas by two touchdowns, and I’ve seen similar scores floated around the Internet.
I’ve also pointed out that this is a Texas team not without a few issues of its own. This is a team trying to rebound from a drop-off after it’s BCS championship game appearance against Alabama in 2009.
What might an upset win for Ole Miss mean at this stage of the Hugh Freeze rebuilding process?
Another big question for this game is how many people will be in Oxford/The Grove? Some have guessed 100,000. We had Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com on the radio earlier this week. He estimated 10,000 Texas folks to travel for the game.
It’s Errand Friday, so I’ll be out and about, but I’ll be checking the blog. Talking all things Ole Miss here. Leave your comments below.