Ole Miss gained commitments No. 17 and 18 to its 2011 signing class on Tuesday with the verbal promises of junior college tight end Jamal Mosley and Callaway standout offensive lineman Aaron Morris. (more…) (August 25, 2010, Page 8)
Following Ole Miss’ practice on Tuesday head coach Houston Nutt said that while he knows who will be getting the nod at quarterback, an extenuating circumstance is preventing him from clarifying publically who will be getting the bulk of the snaps under center. (August 25, 2010, Page 8)
Gene Chizik made a statement in his first season as head coach of Auburn. He took a program that had surprisingly grown stale on offense under Tommy Tuberville and turned it into a more dynamic, cutting edge group. The end result of installing a fast-paced, spread offense was an 8-5 overall record and a win over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.
The Tigers amassed a school-record 5,613 yards on offense last year under Chizik, a coach known more for his defensive ability, and the hope this year is even better results.
There is no question that the offensive philosophy of coordinator Gus Malzhan can produce results, the bigger question now lies on defense and it’s ability to stop teams. If the Tigers can improve on defense where five of the team’s top tacklers return, then they may have a legitimate shot of winning the Southeastern Conference Western Division title. (August 25, 2010, Page 10)
This morning’s perusing of various media websites got me thinking: If someone was to build a Mount Rushmore memorializing Ole Miss’ football program, who be the four musts to have their likeness etched in stone? (more…) (August 24, 2010)
Both Nathan Stanley and Jeremiah Masoli performed well in the final scrimmage of the preseason camp held last Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Stanley missed just one pass (10-for-11) during his time under center and out of the shotgun and also added a 25-yard touchdown run once the team started red zone work. (August 24, 2010, Page 6)
Ole Miss volleyball hosted its first full preseason scrimmage on Saturday at the Gillom Sports Center and head coach Joe Getzin was not disappointed with what he saw.
“I thought we had a good outing,” he said. “Anytime you split the team it’s pretty difficult to get a true indication, but I thought there was points of intensity that show the potential of the team.
“I’m sure they’re excited to play against somebody else instead of beating each other.” (August 24, 2010, Page 7)
As if getting acclimated to classes wasn’t enough for the new — and returning — baseball players, the 38 members of the Ole Miss baseball team are also going through team-related activities. (more…) (August 23, 2010)
A difficult decision on which quarterback to start in the season opener against Jacksonville State is what Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his offensive staff is currently facing after Saturday’s “Meet the Rebels” scrimmage.
Both Nathan Stanley and Jeremiah Masoli performed well in front of an estimated crowd of 9,000 fans at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Stanley was red-hot from a passing standpoint as he completed 10 of 11 throws for 117 yards. Stanley didn’t throw a touchdown pass, but he did have a 25-yard touchdown run once the offense started working on situations inside the red zone. (August 23, 2010, Page 1B)
The eventual quarterback separation that has been discussed briefly over the last week looks like it is underway. (more…) (August 21, 2010)
Currently at the Gillom Sports Center for Ole Miss volleyball’s first full scrimmage of the fall I figured it would be a good time to get y’all up to date on some news and notes from around the area. (more…) (August 21, 2010)