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So long to a true Ole Miss Rebel

5/17/2010

I'm a little late in writing this, because Langston Rogers retired at the end of last month.

Nonethless, I wanted to make sure I paid homage to one of the true professionals in the sports information business and a guy who went above and beyond the call of duty in serving the school he so dearly loved.

If you're of the Ole Miss persuasion, chances are you've run across Rogers in some form or fashion.

He was a fixture at any Ole Miss sporting event and reveled in promoting the Rebels any way he could. Rick Cleveland of The Jackson Clarion-Ledger wrote a wonderful tribute to Rogers, who never viewed what he did as a job.

It was a labor of love. Heck, he'll make more in retirement than he did working these last few years.

Something tells me that Rogers won't be too far away when the Rebels hit the field next fall at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. After all, they're his Rebels.

And always will be.

He never threw a pass or ran for a first down, but it's people like Rogers who make the SEC the conference that it is.

Here's to a happy retirement for one of the best.