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Robert Nkemdiche out again for Ole Miss

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Still healing from a hamstring suffered while trying to track down Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel on the run, Ole Miss super freshman Robert Nkemdiche will sit out at least one more week.

Nkemdiche sat out against LSU last weekend — Ole Miss upset the Tigers with a last-second field goal — and he could be sitting out the next few weeks as well. Nkemdiche, one of the prized recruits in the Ole Miss recruiting class of 2013, has 15 tackles in six games. That includes 11 solo tackles for the monster freshman.

Nkemdiche is not the only defensive end out of action this weekend for Ole Miss either. Carlos Thompson has also been ruled out when the Rebels host the Vandals. Nkemdiche had been starting for Ole Miss and Thompson had been listed behind him on the depth chart. Thompson has appeared in five games and has seven total tackles.

Ole Miss has already lost one defensive end for the season of course. C.J. Johnson broke his leg a couple of weeks ago as well. The good news for Ole Miss is they should be able to get by this weekend no matter what the depth at defensive line looks like against Idaho. Idaho is ranked 94th in the nation in rushing, 73rd in passing and 116th in scoring. Ole Miss should be just fine this weekend before jumping back in to SEC play.

Helmet sticker to the comprehensive injury report organized by Red Cup Rebellion.

Red River Rivalry blacked out for some DISH subscribers in Texas

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Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.

Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.

“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”

Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.

This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.

Maryland going back to Perry Hills at QB vs. Buckeyes

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Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.

Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.

Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.