Cleveland: The biggest recruiting lapse in Mississippi’s history

By RICK CLEVELAND,

So, this question was posed to me on Twitter: “As much as State and Ole Miss have had talent over the years, how did they both miss on Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Walter Payton and Jerry Rice? Some of the NFL's greatest athletes and record holders, all from Mississippi, but none went to the state's two biggest universities.










CLEVELAND: Montgomery's transfer from JSU differs from popular opinion

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Most astute football historians can tell you Greenville's Wilbert Montgomery played at Abilene Christian before he went on to NFL stardom as a remarkably productive Philadelphia Eagles running back.

A few probably could tell you Montgomery briefly attended Jackson State before transferring to NAIA Abilene Christian.



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