Rebels Orgeron Likes "Big Mike"

Rebels Coach Ed Orgeron has nothing but love for his big guys up front...

And he should.

His Offensive line is anchored by Big Mike Michael Oher, a former Briarcrest High Star, who was just named to the Lombardi Watch list for the Nations' top Collegiate Offensive Lineman..

At 6'5" and 325 pounds, Orgeron says Oher is a load who's in the best condition of his life.

Plus he's mature.. has plenty of want to.... desire.  He hasn't missed a day this whole camp. He's always been able to pass protect.. his run blocking is getting better. He's studying the game.

Kickoff for the Tigers and Rebels is 2:30pm Saturday at the Liberty Bowl.

University of Memphis Officials say ticket sales are picking up.

About 47-thousand have been sold for the game so far.