A comfortable feel with the campus and the football coaching staff has allowed Ole Miss to gain a verbal commitment from one of the best running backs in the nation on Monday.
Murfreesboro, Tenn., native I’Tavius Mathers (5-foot-11, 200 pounds, 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash) is a four-star running back who is rated as one of the Top 250 players in the nation by Rivals.com and arguably the top running back in the state of Tennessee for the 2012 signing class. (more…) (August 9, 2011, Page 6)
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)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ heralded recruiting class got its first chance to impress coach Houston Nutt and fans in attendance of the first football practice session of the year on Saturday. (more…) (August 6, 2011)
Memphis has been a productive city for the Ole Miss men’s basketball program to recruit over the last few seasons. The relationships that coach Andy Kennedy has built with the signings of Terrico White and Reginald Buckner, and the transfer of Jelan Kendrick, have given Memphis prep products a lot of exposure to the Rebels. (more…) (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.
With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.
A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited about the start of the 2011 football season and ready to talk about his newcomers as the Rebels start practice on Saturday. (more…) (August 4, 2011)
Freshmen football players officially report to camp at Ole Miss today. The talented class, that earned a consensus top 20 ranking by recruiting services, have been working out together since the first summer school session started and demonstrating how close they are as a group during those workouts.
Ole Miss head strength coach Don Decker has seen how hard this year’s group of freshmen and newcomers have worked and said that based on what he has seen from them the last few months, this class is worthy of the accolades. (August 4, 2011, Page 6)
A prevailing theme from the Ole Miss players who have been on campus throughout the summer, working out and improving their bodies for the upcoming 2011 football season, has been how challenging the workouts have been.
For Ole Miss strength coach Don Decker, who has heard the same feedback from the players and his staff, the goals heading into the offseason were to get the Rebels in better physical shape while also creating better unity. Based on how the workouts progressed heading into the start of camp, the consensus is the team is in better shape physically and in better harmony with one another, arguably the biggest byproduct of the offseason conditioning work Decker said. (August 3, 2011, Page 8)
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