Helping to make freshman quarterback E.J. Bounds’ life a lot easier this season will be the likes of Desmond Hervey and Chris Conard at receiver.
Both juniors are expected to step up on offense and assume larger roles this season.
Last season, Hervey caught just two passes for six yards, while Conard hauled in five for 98 yards and three scores.
But if this past weekend is any indication of how the season will play out, both Hervey and Conard could factor greatly into the team’s passing attack. (July 12, 2010, Page 7)
One look at Wayne Dorsey’s recruiting videos and it’s easy to see why the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College transfer is expected to contribute right away.
Using a combination of swim moves, speed and power moves, Dorsey made his junior college counterparts look silly over and over and over.
Once he arrived in Oxford for the spring semester, the 6-foot-6, 265-pound defensive end continued to impress those who were in attendance at practices and the Grove Bowl spring game with the same kind of power he displayed on the videos.
Like most other newcomers and underclassmen, Dorsey described the spring season as a learning experience. (July 9, 2010, Page 6A)
The 2010 Grove Bowl was Charles Sawyer’s first opportunity to get meaningful game action since joining the Ole Miss Rebels.
After redshirting during the 2009 season, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback made the most of his debut to fans by pulling in two interceptions. (July 8, 2010, Page 2B)
Ole Miss sophomore receiver Pat Patterson has been dismissed from the football program. (more…) (July 6, 2010)
While summer is usually a slow time around these parts with regards to sports, that hasn’t exactly been the case with current, former and future Ole Miss Rebels. (more…) (July 6, 2010)
Consider Rodney Scott fully motivated.
During an interview session late last week at the Indoor Practice Facility, the 5-foor-8 (“pushing 5-foot-9”, according to him) running back acknowledged what others are saying about the Rebels’ offense sans Dexter McCluster, Shay Hodge and Jevan Snead:
“The talk of the SEC is that we don’t have any offense, so the offense is working to get better; everybody is working to get better.” (July 6, 2010, Page 6A)
Life in college took Keith Searcy some getting used to.
This past season, the former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year learned what it was like to not be on a contender for the first time since he began playing organized basketball.
During his first season in Lorman, the Alcorn State Braves were just 2-29 (although, on a bright note, they were the only SWAC team to end their season with a win). (July 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Just got off the phone with former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year and current Alcorn State Brave Keith Searcy.
This offseason has been an exceptionally busy one for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team.
And not exactly in a good way.
Shortly after the Rebels’ loss to Dayton that eliminated them from the National Invitation Tournament, sophomore Terrico White and junior Eniel Polynice declared for the draft, and sophomore forward Murphy Holloway announced he was going to transfer to be closer to his family.
Add into the mass exodus equation that senior forward DeAundre Cranston graduated and forwards Kevin Cantinol and DeAngelo Riley won’t be returning next season, and it becomes apparent why the Rebels are hoping several newcomers are going to be able to step in and contribute immediately.
During Monday’s Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy mentioned several newcomers he’s hoping can contribute this upcoming season. (June 30, 2010, Page 8)
Monday night’s gusty weather at the New Albany Sportsplex could be attributed to the thunderstorms that rolled in. Or it could be attributed to the amount of swings and misses that took place during the North Delta Dealers’ showdown with the Tallahatchie Rascals.
To say Tank Hervey was dialed in on Monday night would not do his performance justice.
Not even close.
Of the 17 Rascals outs that the right-hander collected during the rain-suspended Cotton States Baseball League game, which was called after 5.2 innings with the Dealers ahead 3-0, 12 were strikeouts. (June 29, 2010, Page 8)