Trio of Rebels welcomed back to Lafayette

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

With ESPN’s College GameDay making its first appearance locally, Tanya Robertson wanted to make sure the three former Lafayette Commodores that are now Ole Miss Rebels knew how proud she, and her class, were of them.

Quarterback Jeremy Liggins, Huskie DK Buford and tight end Eliot Markuson were treated to a good-luck breakfast by Robertson and other teachers who instruct second-grade students at Lafayette Elementary. All three said they were excited about Saturday’s colossal matchup with the third-ranked Crimson Tide.

Buford said it was an amazing feeling to have GameDay on campus, and the buzz amongst the players has only been enhanced because of that.

“There is nothing like College GameDay, it’s really just a big blessing to have it here at Ole Miss,” Buford said.

“This is the best conference in college football and every week you’re going to play the best,” Liggins added. “This is a game that a lot of people came to Ole Miss for.”

Liggins added the game was going to be huge for the fans and huge for the locals.

“We’re going to try to come out here and get the W and surprise everybody and keep it rolling,” Liggins said.

Markuson felt like the team has come together all week, and was ready for the huge challenge.

“It’s felt like game day every day this week, even the coaches are pumped up,” Markuson said. “We’re just ready to play and have fun.”

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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