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Daily Bull 7.25.17: Changes at Ole Miss

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Who’s the new face of the program in Oxford?

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HAMHAMHAM. You’ve heard a lot by now on the Hugh Freeze situ. Hear some more. Friends of the website Rick Muscles and Blake Ells take a deep dive on the Ole Miss situation and talk about some of the worst hires in SEC History on their podcast HAM Radio. This is good, fun, football listenin’ pleasure.

A BOY NAMED SHEA. In a matter of hours, a sophomore who has started three games became the face of one of the most recognizable programs in the country. The WWL takes a look at Ole Miss’ Shea Patterson and what makes him tick. No pressure, guy.

WELL...YEAH. It’s the summertalk circuit for coaches, so this week’s topic is Brand-New Guys Who Are Going To Start Right Away. Surprise! There are at least two guys in the defensive front seven who are already making an impact. By the end of August, every single member of the 2017 class will be on our own personal awards watchlists.

9/9 WOULD WATCH. Let’s talk about schedules for a bit. September has become a little frantic in recent years with shifting college football landscapes and trends. One cupcake is now usually tucked safely away in November to free up more exciting non-con slates on the front end of the year. We all win, at least early in the season. Lately there’s usually been one great weekend for non-traditional matchups in September outside of Labor Day week. Usually two or three weeks afterward. Not this time: we’re jumping right into it the next week. September 9th is a nice mix of rivalries and OOC matchups we don’t regularly see. Scope it all out here, but here are the highlights:

RIVALRIES

Stanford at USC

Iowa at Iowa State

Pitt at Penn State

Utah at BYU

Louisville at UNC (is this a rivalry, who knows)

VERY GOOD OOC MATCHUPS

Northwestern at Duke

Minnesota at Oregon State

Boise State at Washington State

TCU at Arkansas

Houston at Arizona

Nebraska at Oregon

PRIME TIEM

Oklahoma at Ohio State

Auburn at Clemson

Georgia at Notre Dame

ALSO FUNNY

The Miami Hurricanes are travelling to Jonesboro, Arkansas to play the Red Wolves. The U. That Miami.

South Carolina and Missouri will play a night game on ESPN2. On this day, with all these games.

And of course, A&M plays Nicholls State. Because playing two FBS teams in a row in September is dicey. At least it’s on ESPNU.