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Ole Miss OK with slowing down offensive pace in second half of season

As each week passes and the wins keep coming, the pressure to not falter grows stronger. No. 3 Ole Miss is solidly in the college football playoff picture and controls its own destiny, which even means pulling back on its high-paced offense to make sure mistakes do not happen.  The Rebels ran 54 plays against Texas A&M, an all-time low under head coach Hugh Freeze, and it’s something fans should get used to for the foreseeable future. (October 16, 2014, Page 6A)

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    Devils go for 2nd straight win against Cougars

    After Water Valley’s 61-33 win over Holly Springs last Friday, Blue Devils coach Brad Embry challenged his team to still get better and improve. The Blue Devils have a chance to get better and win their second consecutive game for the first time this season when they host the North Panola Cougars this week at Bobby Clark Field. (October 16, 2014, Page 7A)

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      OMS, Tupelo tie 0-0 for Chargers third straight draw

      The Oxford Middle School seventh-grade football team wrapped up its season in unusual fashion Tuesday night, playing Tupelo to a scoreless tie in Tupelo. The Chargers (4-0-3) tied Tupelo in both meetings this season and finished the year with three straight draws. (October 16, 2014, Page 7A)

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        High School Spotlight: Harmon brimming with FBS potential

        He’s 6-foot-5 and pushing 230 pounds. His arms are long, his first step’s a blur when he wants it to be, and once he gets going, he’s got speed that could make some running backs blush. Korbin Harmon has all the physical tools, and college coaches have taken notice. (October 15, 2014, Page 1B)

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          Ole Miss gearing up for ‘physical’ Volunteer receiving corps

          As a whole, Tennessee’s offense is struggling. But the Volunteers have had some success throwing the ball. The Vols’ size out wide has proven to be a tough matchup for a lot of teams. (October 15, 2014, Page 1B)

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            CLEVELAND: For once, let’s enjoy this being our state

            Let’s forget the rivalry for at least this week. Forget “The School Up North.” Forget “Cow College.” Forget, even, the Egg Bowl. Heaven knows, we will get there soon enough. Let’s enjoy this. Let’s soak it in. Inhale it. Revel in it. This is for all “Our State.” (October 15, 2014, Page 1B)

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              LHS’s Starnes signs with Blue Mountain College

              Lafayette High’s cross-country team has a member running into the next level. Senior Rachel Starnes signed with Blue Mountain College on Tuesday to continue her career. (October 15, 2014, Page 2B)

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                Playing Vols ‘going to be fun’ for Wallace

                As a youngster, Bo Wallace’s fall Saturdays consisted of breaking out his University of Tennessee gear and cheering on the home-state Volunteers. Ole Miss’ quarterback will be on the other side of things this Saturday as he tries to do his part in keeping the third-ranked Rebels’ undefeated season intact when the Southeastern Conference foes meet at 6 p.m. at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (October 14, 2014, Page 6)

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                  NOTEBOOK: Freeze ‘very aware’ of Nkemdiche bong photo

                  Monday morning came with a new week of preparation for No. 3 Ole Miss as the Rebels get ready to welcome the Tennessee Volunteers to town Saturday.  Monday also came with a potentially new distraction for head coach Hugh Freeze and his team as a picture of defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche allegedly smoking marijuana from a bong began to float around the Internet on Sunday night. (October 14, 2014, Page 6)

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                    VIDEO: Freeze talks Nkemdiche photo, Tennessee

                    BLOG — Before Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze got into the meat of his weekly press conference Monday afternoon, he addressed a photo of one of his star players that recently went viral. (more…) (October 13, 2014)

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