It may sound strange to hear that a coach that won 11 or more games his first three seasons as well as a national championship is on the hot seat, but that’s exactly the case for Les Miles at LSU. The 2010 season’s results might well decide if Miles is still coaching at LSU in 2011. (August 31, 2010, Page 7)
With Jeremiah Masoli still awaiting clearance for a transfer from the NCAA, Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt said Nathan Stanley and Randall Mackey will take most of the snaps in practice as preparation continues for Saturday’s season-opener against Jacksonville State. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford Chargers rolled to a 44-12 victory over Lafayette in ninth-grade football action Monday evening at William L. Buford Stadium. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford senior quarterback Guy Cameron Billups completed 13 of 22 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their victory over Charleston. The effort, which sparked a team effort by OHS, earned Billups Player of the Week honors. Honorable mentions include Tre Carothers and DeShaun McNeal of Oxford, Jeremy Liggins and Demarkus Dennis of Lafayette and J.D. Fondon and Torrey Horton of Water Valley. (August 31, 2010, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt held his first game week press conference of the season earlier this afternoon. (more…) (August 30, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Tickets for Friday’s annual Crosstown Classic between Lafayette and Oxford are currently on sale at both high schools and University Sporting Goods located on the Oxford Square. (more…) (August 30, 2010)
The win exorcised demons that had been with the Chargers for over a year.
Prior to the game at Bobby Holcomb Field, it was obvious the players were focused on gaining atonement from last year’s 31-13 loss and it showed on the field. (August 30, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette, now 2-0 heading into its annual Crosstown Classic showdown with Oxford, scored on its second play from scrimmage and on its last play of the first half (that capped an 11-play, 91-yard drive) in building a 35-0 lead that allowed coach Anthony Hart to sit many of his starters in the second half and work on building depth. (August 30, 2010, Page 1B)
A year after giving up 34 points in a home loss to the Pirates, Fondon wanted to make sure that the Blue Devils got some revenge on their Yalobusha County rival to the south. Leading the Wrecking Crew defense, Fondon and company battered and bruised the Pirates all night when they had the ball. (August 30, 2010, Page 1B)
It was just a week ago that first-year Kentucky coach Joker Phillips had to make the toughest decision of his short tenure. After evaluating two scrimmages and countless hours of practice the first two weeks, Phillips decided that senior Mike Hartline would be the starting quarterback when the Wildcats take on Louisville in the season opener.
Hartline has the most overall experience at the spot, but sophomore Morgan Newton, the player that pushed Hartline the most during practices, was 5-3 as a starter last year when Hartline went down with an injury. In the end, Phillips likes his depth at the quarterback spot, one of the strength areas on the team. (August 30, 2010, Page 3B)