The wild roller coaster that surrounded the Boston Red Sox late courtship of dual-sport standout Senquez Golson finally came to an end Monday night with the passing of Major League Baseball’s midnight (ET) deadline for drafted players to sign professional contracts.
Golson, who had been practicing with the Gridiron Rebels up until flying to Boston early Monday, turned down at least one offer of $1.3 million according to RebelGrove.com to retain his amateur status.
It was believed all along that Golson’s decision would go down to the wire, so much so that following Monday’s football practice Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt asked reporters if there was any news. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)
Aaron Morris hasn’t wasted any time making an impression on the Rebels’ coaching staff.
After showing out during Ole Miss’ first preseason scrimmage on Saturday, the freshman offensive lineman worked at left guard with the first team during Monday’s scrimmage. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)
While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.
Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).
Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Sunday felt like the perfect day to make it official.
After months of being courted by some of the top baseball programs in the country, and one day after pitching a scoreless first inning for the American squad in the Under Armor All-America Baseball Game at Wrigley field, elite pitching recruit Ty Hensley tweeted “It’s official… I’m an Ole Miss Rebel!!! #hottytoddy” prior to flying home from Chicago to Edmond, Okla.
The Southeastern Conference is staying just as it is — for now.
However, the game of major college conference realignment appears far from finished.
BLOG: Ole Miss freshman cornerback Senquez Golson has made quite the impression on the coaching staff since his arrival in Oxford.
Several times his play has led to Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt saying he doesn’t perform like a first-year player. (more…) (August 13, 2011)
Tournament berth No. 4 won’t be enough for the Ole Miss volleyball this season.
Coming off of three one-and-done appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the last five years (North Carolina defeated Ole Miss last year 3-1 in Berkeley, Calif.), the Lady Rebels have grander goals for the upcoming season. (August 12, 2011, Page 6A)
By Houston Nutt’s own account, Ole Miss took a few steps forward during its fourth preseason practice.
Whether it was the kicks from his special teamers, crisp snaps from under center or the throws from all three competing quarterbacks, the Ole Miss head coach had plenty of positives to say about them all. (August 10, 2011, Page 7)
Balls weren’t hitting the ground excessively during Ole Miss’ second football practice of the summer on Sunday.
Instead, the throws were getting picked off by the Ole Miss linebackers and secondary units during the 7-on-7 drills and the end-of-practice scrimmage. (August 8, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Ole Miss practiced for just over 90 minutes today because of a heat index of around 110 degrees. (more…) (August 7, 2011)
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