Sunday, February 22, 2009

Extremely Dissapointing

Many of the Rebel faithful are extremely dissapointed after the pathetic effort the Ole Miss basbeall team put up in Mobile this weekend. Sources who were at the games are saying this team did not show much talent nor did they show much energy or desire to win. While I know this is only the first weekend of play of a very long season, but what I heard was pretty upsetting.

It appears the Rebels of this year picked right up where the Rebels of last year left off. Still can not bunt to save their lives, continue to hit into double plays, and make careless errors in the field. I was hoping that Bianco and his young staff would turn things around this year and get back to domination of yesteryear's.

The bright side is the season is extremely young and we have only played three games. You do not win them all in baseball. But you also can't lose early games and expect to host a regional in June, because the SEC is as good as it gets and you need every win you can get outside of the conference. Let's re-evaluate this team a week from now and see if improvements have been made.

MOBILE, Ala. – The Rebels managed 11 hits and a rally to force extra innings, but it wasn’t enough as South Alabama (2-2) came up with a bases loaded single in the 10th to defeat No. 6 Ole Miss (1-2) by a score of 3-2 on Sunday at the Coca Cola Classic.Scott Bittle (0-1) suffered the loss as he gave up the game-winning hit in the 10th. Bittle struck out five and walked three while allowing only the one run on three hits in 2.1 innings. The hit from Sean Laird in the 10th proved to be a big one as he took a 2-2 pitch with the bases loaded and sent it back up the middle to record the game-winning run. Starter Phillip Irwin worked 5.0 innings and allowed two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts.Greg Johnson (1-1) picked up the win in relief for the Jaguars as he worked 2.0 innings and held the Rebels scoreless and limited them to only one hit in his time on the mound. Starter Lance Baxter worked 6.2 innings and allowed nine hits, but only one run.
“It was a tough day offensively,” said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco. “We couldn’t string the hits together. We had some opportunities and just couldn’t get the guy home. Runs were at a premium today, and when that is the case you have got to do more. South Alabama played tremendously defensively and deserved the win.”The win was the 1,000th for South Alabama head coach Steve Kittrell, who is in his 27th season as a head coach.The Rebels scored first as a single from Taylor Hashman to right field scored Jordan Henry from third. Henry walked to open the game before moving to second on a groundout from Jeremy Travis. He then took third on a hard shot back to the pitcher from Logan Power before scoring on the Hashman hit. South Alabama tied things in the bottom of the second when Ryan Bohannan scored from second on a single up the middle from David Doss tipped off the glove of a diving Evan Button. Doss was thrown out trying to take second however, leaving the bases empty with one out. Bohannan doubled to the wall to open the inning. Irwin then struck out the next two batters to get the Rebels out of the inning.The Jaguars threatened in the fifth as Zach Grichor stole second and moved to third on a throwing error on the steal attempt with one out on the board. A single up the middle from Clint Reynolds on a full count drove Grichor in and gave South Alabama the 2-1 lead.With two on and no outs in the sixth, the Rebels went to the bullpen for southpaw Kyle Barbeck. Barbeck then got the Rebels out of the inning with no damage as he got a groundout, pop out and ground out to end the inning.Ole Miss tied the game in the seventh when Jeremy Travis scored from second on a single to center field from Matt Smith. Travis reached on an error and moved to second on a wild pitch. Smith was then thrown out stealing to end the inning with the score tied at two. The Rebels threatened in the ninth with runners at the corners and two outs, but a groundout to third ended the inning for Ole Miss and kept the score knotted at two.With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, the Rebels intentionally walked Doss to load the bases and get to Laird. Laird then became the hero for the Jaguars as he laced the offering from Bittle back up the middle to give South Alabama the 3-2 win.Ole Miss will return to action on Tuesday, February 24, when the Rebels host Central Arkansas at the newly renovated Oxford-University Stadium/Swayze Field. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.

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Great Spelling!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Rebs Put Up Impressive Win

An impressive win by Coach Andy Kennedy and his inexperienced team tonight. The Rebels came to play early and dominated the second half. One thing about this team is they have drastically improved their rebounding skills. I would argue this team has improved better than any team in the NCAA in rebounding from the beginning of the season until now. Murphy Holloway had his best game as a Rebel tonight, he can really get up.

I know it has been said several times and will be said again, but I can only imagine how good this team would have been if they were all healthy. I truly believe they would lead the SEC with the way the league is this year. But we can only dream. I have still been impressed with the way this team has played this year, their record does not indicate how well they have played with what they have.

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Terrico White scored 21 points, Murphy Holloway had a career-high 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Ole Miss beat Tennessee 81-65 on Wednesday night, further muddling the race for the Southeastern Conference title.
The Rebels (14-11, 5-6) held the Volunteers (16-9, 7-4) without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to take control, and the SEC's hottest shooting team hurt itself by missing 33 of 57 shots and 13 free throws.
Wayne Chism had 19 points and Tyler Smith added 16 to lead Tennessee, while David Huertas scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to boost Ole Miss.
Ole Miss out-rebounded Tennessee 44-30. Holloway's double-double was his second straight and third of the season.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Ole Miss and a two-game winning streak for Tennessee. The Volunteers had won four of their last five to move into a first-place tie in the SEC East and could have taken the lead with a win after South Carolina lost to Mississippi State on Wednesday.

Some of Alabama's Finest

In case you missed it.


Monday, February 16, 2009

Its Almost Here

Baseball season starts on Friday with the first pitch in Mobile for the Rebels. Today the coaching staff announced the starting lineups(not batting order) along with the weekend rotation. Several players are suspended this weekend for former run ins with OPD, but the lineups and rotation are interesting in my opinion. Probably not who I would have projected, but I like the changes. How do yall think we will do? And how will the Bulldog$ do for those who like Dudy Noble?

1B Matt Smith
2B Zach Miller
SS Kevin Mort
3B Evan Button
C Brett Basham
LF Logan Power
CF Jordan Henry
RF Jeremy Travis
DH David Phillips

Friday:Aaron Barrett
Saturday: Chris Corrigan
Sunday: Phillip Irwin

Thursday, February 12, 2009

All Century Team Announced

While Ole Miss basketball has historically not been a strong basketball program there have been some decent players come through over the years. This year marks the 100th year of the program and the university announced an all century team today. Below are those selected. Many who read this blog have no clue who have these players are, but they all had a major part of Ole Miss basketball history. My votes were as follows

1.Gerald Glass
2.Sean Tuohy
3.Eltson Turner
4. Johnny Neumann
5. Joe Gibbon
6. Justin Reed

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. -- The Ole Miss athletics department proudly announced the members of its CellularSouth All-Century men’s basketball team here Thursday at Tad Smith Coliseum.
The All-Century honorees, as well as all other former Rebels, will be honored at the Feb. 21 Georgia game in the culmination of this year’s celebration of the “First 100 Years of Ole Miss Basketball.”
The All-Century Team was selected following a vote of fans on and a committee of officials from the athletics department and the M-Club Alumni Chapter. With over 2,000 online ballots cast, the fans’ top 10 vote getters were automatic qualifiers, and the remaining spots were chosen by the committee.
The ballot included any Rebel that earned All-SEC honors or scored 1,000 or more points in his career, excluding current players, for a total of 41 nominees. Fans also had the opportunity to email write-in votes.
The All-Century Team was not divided by position or first, second or third team, as all 19 players hold the same rank on the squad.
The team includes all 12 Rebels that earned All-America honors in their career and the top nine scorers in school history. The list also contains three Associated Press SEC Players of the Years (Denver Brackeen, 1955; Johnny Neumann, 1971; Ansu Sesay, 1998).
While honored for their performances as players, the All-Century Team coincidentally includes the three winningest coaches in school history (B.L. “Country” Graham, 145 wins; Rod Barnes, 141; Cob Jarvis, 87).
Headlining the All-Century selections is two-time All-America honoree John Stroud. The forward from New Albany, Miss., is Ole Miss’ all-time leading scorer and ranks third in SEC history with 2,328 career points. Stroud topped the conference in scoring in 1979 and 1980 and was named 1980 SEC Player of the Year by the Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club.
The remaining members of the All-Century Team include:
B.L. “Country” Graham (F, 1936-38),
Cob Jarvis (F/G, 1952-54),
Denver Brackeen (C, 1954-55),
Joe Gibbon (F, 1954-57),
Jack Waters (F/G, 1959-61),
Don Kessinger (G, 1962-64),
Johnny Neumann (F, 1971),
Coolidge Ball (F, 1972-74),
Elston Turner (F/G, 1978-81),
Sean Tuohy (G, 1979-82),
Carlos Clark (G/F, 1980-83),
Rod Barnes (G, 1985-88),
Gerald Glass (F, 1989-90),
Joe Harvell (F, 1990-93),
Ansu Sesay (F, 1995-98),
Keith Carter (G, 1996-99),
Rahim Lockhart (F, 1998-2001)
Justin Reed (F, 2001-04)
Fans may bid on the opportunity to meet the greats of Rebels Hoops at the exclusive "100 Years of Ole Miss Basketball" celebration reception on the evening of Feb. 20 by visiting Auctions. Also available for bid is a basketball that will be autographed by the All-Century Team during the celebration weekend.

Gamecocks Scheduled for Thursday Night ESPN

Ole Miss will be returning to Thursday night ESPN this year with the South Carolina game being picked up by the network. With the new change in kickoff this changed the schedule around a little bit for next season. However there is still one game open on the schedule. At the current time Ole Miss only has eleven games scheduled for next year and kickoff is seven months away. In my opinion it is absolutely ridiculous for the schedule to not be complete. I was under the impression most schools had their schedules set several years in advance. It is absolutely pathetic we are waiting to find out who to play. I would guess it is going to be some small D2 school that all other SEC schools are going to laugh about us playing. Typical.

OXFORD, Miss. ­ - Ole Miss and South Carolina announced Thursday it has switched the Rebels’ visit to Columbia this season from Sept. 26 to Sept. 24 in order to accommodate a request from ESPN to make the contest a part of its Thursday Night national television package. Kickoff from Williams-Brice Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. Central.

“We appreciate the help of Mark Womack in the Southeastern Conference office for assisting us to make this telecast possible,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone. “Several schools, both inside and outside the SEC, were asked to make schedule changes in order to honor ESPN’s request, and we are grateful for their cooperation.”

The switch of dates with South Carolina resulted in two additional schedule adjustments for Ole Miss in 2009. Ole Miss was to have played at Vanderbilt on Sept. 19, but that game is now scheduled for Oct. 3. Another change that became necessary was to move a scheduled home game with Southeastern Louisiana from Sept. 12 to Sept. 19.

“We are very pleased that Ole Miss will be returning to our Thursday Night schedule in 2009,” said Dave Brown, vice president of programming for ESPN. “As the defending Cotton Bowl champions and a consensus pre-season top 20 pick, the South Carolina game is a great addition to our Thursday package this year. We extend a special thanks to Pete Boone, John Hartwell and Coach Houston Nutt for making this happen for us.”

The last time Ole Miss was included in ESPN’s Thursday Night package was Nov. 27, 2003, when the Rebels defeated Mississippi State in Starkville. ESPN had telecast the annual Ole Miss-Mississippi State game on Thursday night for a number of years until that point.

Rebs Add Green Wave Back to Schedule

I have been saying for some time that Tulane was always a good non conference game for Ole Miss to play for several reasons. For one it is a home and home type series that Ole Miss does not have to shell out alot of cash for a team to come to Oxford. Another reason is that many Rebel fans will make the trip to New Orleans. It is always good to have road warriors and there will no doubt be at least 15,000 that travel to this game and probably more.

My only beef about this is that we play LSU on the road in this year also. I would have liked them to alternate the LSU and Tulane road games. That way you have New Orleans to go to for one game a year instead of twice in one season. At any rate good move by UMAA.

OXFORD, Miss. ­ - Following a nine-year break, a football series which dates back to 1893 will resume in 2010 when Ole Miss travels to New Orleans to play Tulane University, it was announced Thursday by the two schools.

The 2010 home game for Tulane is set for Sept. 11 in the Louisiana Superdome, while the Rebels will host a return game with the Green Wave here in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Sept. 22, 2012. Two additional games are scheduled in the future, with Ole Miss at Tulane in 2016 and Tulane at Ole Miss in 2017. Specific playing dates in 2016 and 2017 are yet to be determined.

“We are pleased to be able to resume this storied series,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone. “Tulane is probably the most requested non-conference opponent from our fan base, and Ole Miss fans have traditionally enjoyed the trip to New Orleans to play the Green Wave.”

Ole Miss and Tulane have met 69 times with the Rebels holding a 41-28 advantage in the series. The first 31 games in the series were played in New Orleans before Ole Miss finally hosted Tulane in Oxford in 1951, a game Coach John Vaught’s Rebels won 25-6.

For Ole Miss, the 69 meetings with Tulane ranks as the fourth most in school history behind Mississippi State (105), LSU (97) and Vanderbilt (82).

Ole Miss holds a 12-2 advantage in games played in Oxford as well as a 4-1 lead when the two teams have played in Jackson, the last in the Capital City being in 1982 when the Rebels prevailed 45-15. The series is tied, 25-25, for games played in New Orleans. The last meeting between the two teams took place in Oxford during the 2000 season opener for both schools.

Common opponents for much of the 20th century, Ole Miss and Tulane have been members of the same conference three times, beginning with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, one of the first collegiate athletic conferences formed in the United States. Tulane was a member of the SIAA from 1896 to1921, while Ole Miss held membership in the SIAA from 1899 to 1921.

Both Ole Miss and Tulane were members of the Southern Conference from 1922 to 1932 before becoming two of the 13 charter members to form the Southeastern Conference in 1933. Tulane remained a member of the SEC until 1966, while Ole Miss continues as a league member.

"We're pleased to restart this four-game home-and-home series," said Tulane Athletics Director Rick Dickson. "This adds back another of our historic rivalries to our schedule along with Alabama, Georgia Tech and others."

The University of Mississippi first fielded a football team in 1893 with Dr. A. L. Bondurant serving as the first coach. Led by Captain Alfred H. Roudebush, that first team finished the year with a 4-1 record, including a 12-4 victory over Tulane on Dec. 2 in New Orleans.

Tulane’s longest winning streak in the series is 12 games, while the longest winning streak for Ole Miss is 10 games. The Rebels have won the last nine meetings.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Nice End to Recruiting Season

Coach Houston Nutt wrappep up recruiting season today with the signing of several highly recruited players including Patrick Patterson and Bobby Massie. The Rebels gained alot of national attention today and boosted their stock by picking up a few highly rated signeess. This class is one of the better in Ole Miss history. Yeah we signed 38 guys, the most in college football, but they all will not make their grades and others will greyshirt. Overall very pleased with this class and continue to build on a great season. Thoughts??

Darius Barksdale DB 6-0 190 Batesville, Miss. South Panola; Hargrave
Michael BrownOL 6-6315 Lexington, Tenn.Lexington
Ryan Campbell DB 6-0 175 Columbus, Ga. Carver
Tyler Campbell P 6-2 210 Little Rock, Ark. Catholic
Logan Clair*OL 6-5 305 Mustang, Okla. Mustang; Northeastern Okla. C.C.
Raymond Cotton QB 6-4 220 Fort Meade, Md. Fort Meade
Frank Crawford DB 6-1 170 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep
Willie Ferrell LB 6-0 220 Tallahassee, Fla. Florida A&M High
Craig Drummond*DE 6-5 260 Chicago, Ill. Morgan Park
Corey Gaines DT 6-1 280 Tallahassee, Fla. Godby
Jesse Grandy ATH 5-11 180 Pine Bluff, Ark. Dollarway
Terrell GrantWR 6-3 200 Cleveland, Miss. Cleveland
A.J. Hawkins*OL6-3315 Lithonia, Ga. Martin Luther King
Jamar HornsbyDB 6-3 215 Jacksonville, Fla. Sandalwood; Florida; East Miss. C.C.
Stephen Houston RB 5-10 210 West Chester, Ohio Lakota West
Gabriel Hunter RB 5-11 185 Memphis, Tenn. Kingsbury
Dele Junaid DB 6-3 195 Sugar Land, Texas Hightower
Artice Kellam DB 5-11 180 Miami, Fla. Gulliver Prep
Joel Kight LB 5-11 220 Lithonia, Ga. King
DeMarcus Knight LB 6-2 230 Morristown, Tenn. Morristown-East
Ja-Mes Logan WR 6-2 195 Houston, Texas Westfield
Mike Marry LB 6-3 225 Clearwater, Fla. Largo
Z. Mason TE 6-5 255 Nashville, Tenn. Christ Presbyterian Academy
Bobbie Massie OL 6-7 345 Lynchburg, Va. Liberty Christian Academy; Hargrave
Emmanuel McCray OL 6-4 280 Jackson, Miss. Forest Hill
Korvic Neat RB 5-8 170 Hallandale, Fla. Hallandale
Pat Patterson WR 6-3 215 Macon, Miss. Noxubee County
Montez Phillips ATH 6-3 190 Oxford, Miss. Lafayette County
Andrew Ritter K 6-3 200 Jackson, Miss. Jackson Academy
Charles Sawyer DB 5-10 180 Miami, Fla. Coral Park
Rodney Scott RB 5-9 195 Cross City, Fla. Dixie County
D.T. Shackelford LB 6-1 230 Decatur, Ala. Austin
Tim Simon RB 6-2 210 Cordova, Ala. Cordova
Eric Smiley DT 6-5 280 West Helena, Ark. Central
Evan Swindall C 6-3 285 LaFayette, Ga.LaFayette
Mike Thomas DT 6-4 270 Mobile, Ala. St. Paul's Episcopal
Cameron Whigham DE 6-3 230 Lithonia, Ga. Shiloh
Alex Williams DE 6-4 215 Tallahassee, Fla. Florida A&M High

Rebs Make It Three In A Row

(UMAA)OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Terrico White scored 19 points and sparked a decisive first half run Wednesday as Ole Miss defeated Auburn 78-59.
Ole Miss (13-9, 4-4) extended its winning streak to a season-best three games and moved into third place in the SEC Western Division. White, who added a career-high eight rebounds and a pair of assists, paced a balanced attack that put five Rebels in double figures.
“This team knows that if they want to be relevant, they've got to earn your way,” Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy said. “Slowly we're doing that. We had a lot of guys step up tonight.”
David Huertas scored 16 points, Zach Graham had 11 while Terrance Henry and Malcolm White added 10 apiece. The Rebels used a 21-5 first half run, highlighted by a pair of Terrico White dunks, to build an insurmountable 46-28 halftime lead.
Auburn (13-9, 2-4), led by Korvotney Barber with 17 points and 13 rebounds, never seriously threatened again. The Tigers could not get any closer than 13 points and the Rebels led by as many as 22 points in the final seven minutes.
DeWayne Reed and Frankie Sullivan added 14 and 12 points, respectively for the Tigers, who were outrebounded 42-36. Forced to shoot from the perimeter in a comeback effort, Auburn managed only 6-of-27, 22 percent, from three-point range.
Ole Miss was 27-of-63 from the field, 43 percent, but had only eight turnovers. The Rebels were 10-of-28, 36 percent, from the three-point line. Terrico White, Graham and Huertas had three long range shots apiece to showcase the offensive balance.
The Rebels, who lost a pair of starters and a top reserve to season-ending knee injuries in the first half of the season, have joined LSU as the hottest teams in the conference with three-game winning streaks. The victory margin was the largest in an SEC game during Kennedy's three seasons.
“We're playing with a little momentum and the wins energize you,” Kennedy said. “It's great, but it's part of the process. Every day is a new day when you have so many young players.”

A Funny Story Out Of Mobile

Take a look at this story and click the video from a Univeristy of South Alabama basketball game when the coach finds out the home team does not have instant replay. Its a classic

Monday, February 02, 2009

T. White Honored Again

(UMAA)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time in three weeks, Ole Miss point guard Terrico White has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning.
The Memphis, Tenn., native averaged 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in Rebel wins over No. 24 Kentucky at home and Mississippi State on the road. The 6-foot-5, 211-pound athlete has come on strong of late, averaging 16.5 points per game over the last six contests and helping fill the void left by the season-ending injuries of three of the team’s top backcourt members.
White scored 21 points with five boards, seven assists and just two turnovers to help the Rebels to their first win over the Wildcats since 2001 this past Tuesday. He played 37 minutes against UK and had a highlight-reel dunk that landed at No. 2 on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays of the day despite being a game-day decision with a bruised knee.
Then on Saturday he recorded 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half to help Ole Miss come from behind in a 67-63 win in Starkville, the team’s first victory there since 1998. He drained a career-high four three-pointers in the contest.
This is the third time a Rebel has earned freshman of the week accolades this season. White also earned the honors on Jan. 19, while Murphy Holloway was the league’s top freshman pick on Dec. 29.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Rebs Stun Dogs at the Hump

An interesting twist to a hot topic of Worldclassglass lately.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Ole Miss' young lineup is gaining maturity fast.
Freshman Terrico White scored 18 points and sophomores Zach Graham and Malcolm White had 13 and 11 to lead the Rebels to 67-63 victory over Mississippi State, winning in Starkville for the first time since 1998. The trio continues to push Ole Miss to unexpected success after a string of seemingly devastating injuries depleted the roster.
"In the summer we knew they had the potential to win," Ole Miss' David Huertas said of the underclassmen. "They didn't have the experience, but after 20 games they're all grown up."
And it's showing this week. The Rebels (12-9, 3-4 SEC) started out Tuesday with an 85-80 upset of No. 24 Kentucky. They faced an even bigger challenge on the road in Starkville, where Ole Miss has had little success in the Southeastern Conference's most-played rivalry.
The win snapped a 10-game losing streak at Mississippi State (14-7, 4-2) and was just the third win on the road in the series since 1984. It was coach Rick Stansbury's first home loss against Ole Miss in 11 seasons.
The Rebels overcame a slow start by tightening down the defense on the Bulldogs, a rare reversal against a team known for its stifling defense. And it looked early as if Mississippi State would smother Ole Miss again, jumping out to leads of 9-0 and 25-12.
Coach Andy Kennedy "called a timeout and he yelled at us," said Huertas, who finished with 16 points. "He went crazy."
Ole Miss then countered with a 16-2 run and outscored its rival 20-8 while holding Mississippi State without a field goal for 8:44 to trail 37-33 at halftime. The Rebels held the Bulldogs without a field goal for stretches of 8:27 and 6:56 - totaling 15:23 with just one field goal - to pull away.
As he did in Ole Miss' upset of Kentucky, Huertas - the team's leading scorer and only returning starter left on the roster - started slowly with six points and not much of a presence in the first half. But he hit back-to-back 3-pointers in a crucial 10-1 run early in the second half that gave the Rebels the lead for good. The SEC's No. 3 scorer also hit a driving layup midway through the half that gave Ole Miss a 54-48 lead, it's biggest of the game.
Terrico White also had a strong second half, scoring 12 points and using his 6-foot-5 frame to full advantage on a handful of stop-and-pop field goals to help Ole Miss pull away.
Both Kennedy and Stansbury credited the Ole Miss' 2-3 zone defense for the cold stretches.
"They play a lot of zone, so you have to make some shots," Stansbury said. "You have to get the ball inside. We went 3-for-16 from the 3-point line in the second half. We shot too many 3-pointers and didn't get it inside enough."
That focus on 3s helped Ole Miss hold leading scorer Jarvis Varnado to eight points, five below his average, though he had 15 rebounds. Only Ravern Johnson was really connecting from the outside, hitting four 3s on the way to 20 points. Dee Bost added 13 and Barry Stewart scored 10.
Overall the Bulldogs hit just 31.5 percent of their shots (17-of-54) and only had five field goals in the second half on the way to 26 points. And the Rebels did that without their two best defenders, Chris Warren and Eniel Polynice, lost for the season to knee injuries.
But the Rebels are no longer thinking about the players they don't have.
"In the beginning I was worried, I'm not going to lie," Huertas said. "Now I see the guys believe in themselves."