Informative and entertaining, too, Jim Mashek of the Sun Herald is one of my favorite sports writers. Consequently, when he wrote a commentary on my (current) favorite Rebel, Jerrell Powe, I just had to put up a post and share a few lines from Powe, Rebels were livin’ large in Big D:
Powe is the Ole Miss Rebels’ roadblock of a defensive tackle. He stands 6 feet, 2 inches, weighs somewhere north of 330 pounds and can bench press Rhode Island or something.
On Saturday, in a curious move, Nutt decided to channel his inner Mike Ditka and go Refrigerator Perry on the rest of college football.
Powe was stopped not once, but twice.
“That’s what I told them, when they were down at the goal line,” Powe said with a hearty laugh. “I told ‘em, ‘Y’all ain’t gonna score. You stopped me, but y’all ain’t gonna score.’ I was making some noise. No doubt.”
And when Powe finished his interviews, when the astute print journalists, the capable internet guys and the TV barking dogs went their separate ways, the Rebels’ man-child defensive tackle lumbered toward a giant golf cart, something roughly the size of a Ford Explorer.
The driver got out of his way.
Jerrell Powe was taking that sucker back to the locker room himself.
Hotty Toddy to all, Nowdy.