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Chase Parham sits down for a comprehensive interview with Ole Miss athletics director Ross Bjork on this edition of the Oxford Exxon Podcast. They review the past season and look ahead to 2018-2019 and more. The topics include expectations for Matt Luke's first season as permanet head coach, how to weigh Mike Bianco's regular season success versus his postseason struggles, what Kermit Davis has done since being hired, the NCAA timeline from this point and much, much more.
Ross also talks about the need for the adjustments to the points program, what the Rebel Rags lawsuit means for Ole Miss and longterm construction ideas or plans.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready have the obligatory podcast discussion about SEC Media Days, regarding who the Rebels should take to Atlanta and what awaits Matt Luke in his first appearance at the annual circus. Then, they talk about Neal's cool opportunity in San Francisco. After a break, they talk about England or France backing in the World Cup and how they would control the MLB Playoffs.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready are about 2,200 miles away from each other, but the show goes on, as they recap and dissect the MLB signing deadline passing without Gunnar Hoglund's signature, and then they go over the advantages of Ole Miss basketball's Canadian swing next month under first-year coach Kermit Davis. Some MLB is talked about, and they hit a few other sports stories.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready recap some Fourth of July activities and then they visit with Jeffrey Wright about the lack of sports this time of year, the menu from his gathering, whether a professional athlete could be considered a moocher, competitive eating breakdown and more. Then, Neal and Chase play off that into examining certain competitive eating records and talk about why perception matters if intent is honest.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready discuss a recent snake story and Neal's liking of a trashy television show before they visit with Ole Miss assistant baseball coach Mike Clement, who was the batting practice pitcher for Thomas Dillard in the recent college home run derby. Clement talks about that event and then gives his thoughts on the end of the 2018 season, how they deal with the Gunnar Hoglund situation and much more, including Mike Bianco's fungo skills.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready open the show with a discussion about Ole Miss football commit Jerrion Ealy and the decision that he likely has coming next season. Ealy is rated No. 4 nationally by Perfect Game for baseball and is expected to be picked in the top 20 of next year's MLB First-Year Player Draft, potentially bringing his football future into question.
Also, they look at a few business deals in the world of sports and then examine NFL rosters for the coming season.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready are at the You Gotta Believe football camp in Jackson. They go over worst sports losses in recent memory during the first part of the podcast and then welcome in former Ole Miss stars Donte Moncrief and Mike Hilton. Moncrief details his free agency and how he ended up with the Jaguars, his best moments from Ole Miss and his thoughts on the NCAA situation with his family. Hilton goes through his special season with the Steelers, what he remembers from his Ole Miss career and what he hopes to do following his playing career.
Note: We were using a portable recorder so the first minute or so of the Moncrief interview will be poorer quality than the remaining portions as we found the best spot for the microphone.
Chase Parham is joined by Rivals.com/RebelGrove.com recruiting analyst Russell Johnson for an extended talk about Ole Miss recruiting and where the Rebels stand in a number of areas as July approaches. They take questions from RG subscribers and also go more in-depth on some of the recent commits and targets remaining on the board.
Chase Parham and Neal McCready go through the Sports Illustrated top 100 college football players for 2018 and update Grae Kessinger's injury status around an interview with Patrick Ochs, a friend of the podcast who attended an Atlanta United game over the week. That sparks a conversation about soccer in America.