Heading into pre-season camp last season, first-year coach Matthew Mott was still learning the ropes in Oxford, and, as the former Texas and Auburn assistant admitted on Wednesday, he still hadn’t met eight of his players.
On June 4 Austin Ray trekked south from Columbia, Mo., to Oxford to participate in one of Ole Miss’ football camps.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end impressed the coaching staff enough to garner his first offer from a FBS program.
Masoli inked with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back, while Cornell signed with the Tennessee Titans as a linebacker. According to the Twitter account of former Ole Miss cornerback Jeremy McGee, the New Orleans native has been signed to a free agent deal by the New York Jets this morning. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Cars with license plates from as far away as Missouri, Texas, the Carolinas and Florida littered the parking lot of Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, where the Rebels were playing host to more than 300 high school football players competing for scholarship offers.
The silver truck of Water Valley football coach Brad Embry was also in the parking lot, having transported rising sophomore quarterback E.J. Bounds to the senior-heavy camp. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss right-handed pitcher Bobby Wahl has been selected to the Cape Cod League All-Star team and will represent the Cotuit Kettleers in the Jordan’s Furniture Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star game on Friday at Fenway Park. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
With the 2011 football season kicking off in 39 days with BYU, Ole Miss Athletics and the UMAA Foundation announced Tuesday that season ticket sales are ahead of where they were at this same time a year ago.
“Not counting student tickets, we have already surpassed last year’s final number with more than five weeks until the season,” Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone said. “We want to thank the fans for this incredible support and we look forward to filling Vaught-Hemingway this fall.” (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
The fall 2011 edition of the Magnolia Cup will be televised by Fox Sports.
Ole Miss will host intrastate rival Mississippi State on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Ole Miss Soccer Stadium. The winner will earn the Magnolia Cup given annually to the winning team in the series for both fall and spring matches. The Lady Rebels currently hold the Magnolia Cup after a 2-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs during the spring season. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
OLE MISS RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Charles Davis didn’t exactly go about getting his first college scholarship offer the traditional way.
While scouring a recruiting website, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound Avon (Ind.) High running back stumbled across Ole Miss’ page and decided to take the first step and contact the coaching staff. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
Ty Hensley has been receiving interest from college and professional recruiters ever since he towered over classmates as a 6-foot-3, 200-pound freshman in Edmond, Okla.
(more…) (July 25, 2011)
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