The Alabama Crimson Tide don't strike the fear they once did in Oxford, getting beat twice in a row will do that. Beating Alabama was once thought to be a daunting, intimidating task for Ole Miss and their fans, but suddenly the Black Bears are riding a winning strike against the Tide and facing off against the Alabama doesn't seem like such a big deal.
"I'm more at ease about it," Ole Miss senior tight end Evan Engram said. "I'm more calm. The last couple of years it's always been really hyped up and people look forward to it weeks beforehand. But I'm more calm. I'm more at ease. I'm really excited for it.
"Don't get me wrong, but I guess I've had a lot of big games here. I've been through the ringer a little bit with 'Bama. I'm really excited for the opportunity. I'm calm about it but I can't wait to really get our team ready energy-wise and confidence-wise for Saturday."
"I think it's just I feel really confident in our team. That's one thing. We love opportunities and we know what's at stake with this game. I just have a confidence about it. I'm really excited and really ready to get our team prepared. That's one thing that I think that's easing my nerves is how well I know we are going to prepare this week."
It looks like it's time to remind Ole Miss of why it was such a big deal for them to beat Alabama. It's not a common thing to do and it's time to make Ole Miss nervous again.
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