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    SEC "My Town": Ole Miss' Michael Oher

    SEC "My Town": Mississippi’s Michael Oher contributor and founder/editor Jared Cooper caught up with former Mississippi standout and current Baltimore Ravens left tackle Michael Oher to discuss his experiences at Mississippi and his memories of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Oher was a first-team All-America selection in 2008, and was a two-time first-team All-SEC selection at Ole Miss.

    Cooper: What are some of your favorite traditions at Ole Miss home games?

    Oher: The Grove. I loved being in The Grove; it was awesome. It is basically like a picnic. It is filled with trees, like a park where everyone camps out before the game. There are a lot of tents and people cooking food. The team walks through it before the game and it is pretty awesome.

    Cooper: What is your most memorable experience at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium?

    Oher: Probably just winning games.

    Cooper: How would you compare the experience of playing at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to some of the SEC road stadiums you played in?

    Oher: Our fans are always behind us. We have good fans behind us every game.

    Cooper: What is the most hostile road SEC game you have ever played?

    Oher: LSU. I loved going down there and playing. They have die-hard fans down there. It is pretty awesome.

    Cooper: What are some of your favorite restaurants in Oxford?

    Oher: Ajax was probably my favorite.

    Cooper: What were some of your favorite places to go and things to do in Oxford?

    Oher: Probably just going to the square and hanging out.

    Cooper: Are you planning to go back to Ole Miss for any games this year?

    Oher: I am going to try to get back during our (the Baltimore Ravens) bye week.

    Cooper: What will be the first thing you do when you get back?

    Oher: Probably just chill and see the coaches at the facility.

    Cooper: Now that you are in your second season in Baltimore, what are your favorite things to do in the city?

    Oher: The inner harbor is pretty nice. I like going down there and hanging out.

    Jared Cooper worked for the National Football League’s PR department for four years before creating You can follow him on Twitter (@SportsPowerWknd) or contact him at