Consider Rodney Scott fully motivated.
During an interview session late last week at the Indoor Practice Facility, the 5-foor-8 (“pushing 5-foot-9”, according to him) running back acknowledged what others are saying about the Rebels’ offense sans Dexter McCluster, Shay Hodge and Jevan Snead:
“The talk of the SEC is that we don’t have any offense, so the offense is working to get better; everybody is working to get better.” (July 6, 2010, Page 6A)
Life in college took Keith Searcy some getting used to.
This past season, the former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year learned what it was like to not be on a contender for the first time since he began playing organized basketball.
During his first season in Lorman, the Alcorn State Braves were just 2-29 (although, on a bright note, they were the only SWAC team to end their season with a win). (July 1, 2010, Page 6A)
Just got off the phone with former Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year and current Alcorn State Brave Keith Searcy.
This offseason has been an exceptionally busy one for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team.
And not exactly in a good way.
Shortly after the Rebels’ loss to Dayton that eliminated them from the National Invitation Tournament, sophomore Terrico White and junior Eniel Polynice declared for the draft, and sophomore forward Murphy Holloway announced he was going to transfer to be closer to his family.
Add into the mass exodus equation that senior forward DeAundre Cranston graduated and forwards Kevin Cantinol and DeAngelo Riley won’t be returning next season, and it becomes apparent why the Rebels are hoping several newcomers are going to be able to step in and contribute immediately.
During Monday’s Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy mentioned several newcomers he’s hoping can contribute this upcoming season. (June 30, 2010, Page 8)
Monday night’s gusty weather at the New Albany Sportsplex could be attributed to the thunderstorms that rolled in. Or it could be attributed to the amount of swings and misses that took place during the North Delta Dealers’ showdown with the Tallahatchie Rascals.
To say Tank Hervey was dialed in on Monday night would not do his performance justice.
Not even close.
Of the 17 Rascals outs that the right-hander collected during the rain-suspended Cotton States Baseball League game, which was called after 5.2 innings with the Dealers ahead 3-0, 12 were strikeouts. (June 29, 2010, Page 8)
Justin Dedman will not be returning to the Ole Miss baseball team’s coaching staff next season.
Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco confirmed on Monday that the former Director of Operations has left the team to pursue other opportunities.
Dedman was in his first season with the Rebels after serving as a volunteer assistant coach at Austin Peay State University in 2009.
Dedman was hired after Rob Francis was promoted to volunteer assistant coach.
Francis held the position for two seasons.
Prior to his stint at APSU, Dedman was the head coach at Denison University, his alma mater, for two seasons.
As Ole Miss’ Director of Operations, Dedman was in charge of handling day-to-day functions, including travel arrangements, budget management, equipment inventory, on-campus recruiting, serving as strength and nutrition liaison and assisting with management of the Bullpen Club. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
Terrico White’s gamble to leave Ole Miss early and become an first-round selection in the 2010 NBA Draft didn’t go as planned Thursday night. Instead of being taken in the first round, the Memphis native was taken by the Detroit Pistons in the second round as the 36th overall pick. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
When Jerrell Powe speaks, people listen.
The Ole Miss coaching staff is hoping the Waynesboro native will be able to harness some of the respect he garners this season and help lead what some are calling one of the best defensive line units in the Southeastern Conference. (June 25, 2010, Page 6A)
Life isn’t exactly easy if you’re the lone returning senior in the Ole Miss secondary.
For the soft spoken Johnny Brown, being the elder statesmen in a unit that lost three seniors means speaking up more often and being more of a leader.
Brown admits that’s something that will take some getting used to. (June 24, 2010, Page 2B)
How much of a difference can five pounds make? A world of difference according to Ole Miss rising junior Brandon Bolden.
On Tuesday, the Rebels’ running back said he weighed in at a svelte 213 pounds, and as long as he stays under 217 pounds, he’s happy. (June 23, 2010, Page 2B)
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