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Rebel Road Trip makes pit stop in Hattiesburg

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The BancorpSouth Rebel Road Trip made it's 10th of 11 pits stops this morning in Hattiesburg at Canebrake Country Club.

The third annual tour is part of the university's effort to connect with alumni and fans across the south and promote Rebel athletics.

"The purpose behind the 'Rebel Road Trip' is to really go out and see people and invite them to continue to come to Oxford to watch our student athletes," said Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork.

"Come to campus. Do more than you're doing now. We have to go to them if we expect people to come to us."

Football head coach Hugh Freeze spoke to supporters after a breakfast event about the state of the Rebels program.

"I know of their passion very, very well and very clearly. It just makes me feel very grateful for the opportunity that I have to lead the flagship university of this state and I'm very humbled by it."

The tour's last stop was in Biloxi this afternoon.