Deep South Sports emerges from its offseason hibernation with a story involving Bobby Massie, an offensive lineman from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.
Massie infuriated Alabama fans in February when at a signing news conference, he faked putting on a Crimson Tide cap, only to toss it aside. Then he grabbed a Mississippi cap and slapped it on his head.
Massie made an appearance at Mississippi's practice on Saturday and was badgered with questions. Deep South picks it up from here:
"He was asked to give a good Nick Saban recruiting story, and he had a pretty good one to say the least. Bobby said he called Coach Saban the night before signing day to let him know that he was going to sign with Ole Miss. Bobby did not even inform the Ole Miss staff that he was going to be a Rebel until the night before signing day, per Bobby, but he did say, 'I had a pretty good idea where I was going in December.'
"Anyway, Bobby calls Nick and Coach Saban stops him before he tells where he is going and said this, 'Bobby, do not even tell me where you are going, because if you are not going to Alabama I am turning you into the NCAA. You know you have a chance to start at Alabama at right tackle as a sophomore, and nobody would turn that down unless they did something illegal.'
"Bobby was stunned. He said he just listened to Coach Saban rant and never said another word about it. He was offended to say the least. That is why he made such a scene at the press conference when he threw the Alabama hat on the ground and put on an Ole Miss hat."