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The Rebel linebackers had not been grading as well as hoped in the first five games of the season, but the group "did better" against Louisiana Tech in Ole Miss' 24-0 win over the Bulldogs last Saturday.

Most everyone who keeps close tabs on the Ole Miss football program understood from the beginning of the 2007 season the task at hand for the linebacking corps. "They" knew replacing Patrick Willis, headed for NFL Rookie of the Year honors, is appears, and Rory Johnson would be difficult, at best. The replacements, it was believed, had talent, but experience is crucial in being an effective SEC...