An alleged breach of a coaching contract between a former football staff member and the damages it caused has resulted in a legal battle for Ole Miss athletics officials. (August 19, 2011, Page 2A)
A second chance at making an impact at the Division I level is what junior tight end Jamal Mosley is hoping to do now as a member of the Ole Miss Rebels. After starting his career out of Memphis at Oklahoma State, and playing last season at Northwest Mississippi Community College, Mosley is more focused on being the best tight end he can possibly be. (August 19, 2011, Page 8A)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt met with the media after the Rebels’ first practice on Thursday to discuss the status of the team heading into Saturday’s ‘Meet the Rebels’ scrimmage. (more…) (August 18, 2011)
Markuson isn’t a big fan of preseason publications, and that includes hearing the early buzz about his offensive line being one of the best in the SEC and nation.
From Markuson’s perspective, his line still has something to prove and the preseason hype usually doesn’t help prove that point. (August 18, 2011, Page 2B)
Recent injuries to the defensive line haven’t been a bad thing for Ole Miss senior Justin Smith.
While Smith doesn’t want to see his teammates get hurt and miss extensive amounts of time, the lack of depth, coupled with his work this summer, led him to one of the starting tackle spots Wednesday.
The 6-foot-3, 298-pound Smith is the most experienced of all the interior linemen and now with Gilbert Pena missing time with a broken hand and Uriah Grant still nursing a pulled groin, Smith’s experience is coming up big right now for coach Houston Nutt. (August 18, 2011, Page 2B)
One area that will need to remain the same if the Rebels are going to improve on their 4-8 season from a year ago, is their rushing attack.
Ole Miss ranked third in the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense, averaging 207.6 yards per game, and returns its top three running backs in All-SEC candidate Brandon Bolden, fellow senior Enrique Davis and sophomore Jeff Scott. (more…) (August 17, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss kicked its practice up a notch on Tuesday with game situations in mind. (August 17, 2011, Page 6)
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Ole Miss football team heading into the 2011 season was which of the three quarterbacks on scholarship would become the starter for the season opener against BYU on Sept. 3.
A little more than a week after summer drills started, that same question remains unanswered as all three quarterbacks — Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt — remain locked in a tight race to become the frontrunner. (more…) (August 16, 2011, Page 8)
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)
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