Since then, however, Davis has not lived up to expectations, amassing just 354 yards and five touchdowns.
Davis’ struggles haven’t pertained just to running with the ball, but other responsibilities running backs have. (August 12, 2010, Page 1B)
Since 1995, Ole Miss’ soccer program has only known one head coach — Steve Holeman.
This offseason, the team underwent a big transition when Holeman left Oxford to take over as the head coach at the University of Georgia.
Replacing Holeman, who posted a 158-119-28 overall record, is former Texas assistant Matthew Mott. (August 12, 2010, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s final full football practice before Friday’s jamboree against Pontotoc provided some mixed results for the Commodores Wednesday. The nearly two-hour practice wasn’t the sharpest the team has looked the first three weeks, but it wasn’t necessarily a warning sign that the team is regressing. (August 12, 2010, Page 2B)
What could have been a Heisman Trophy campaign and quest for a national title has now turned into a search for redemption after being dismissed from Oregon and landing at Ole Miss.
During Monday’s Ole Miss Media Day, Masoli never shied away from questions regarding where he’d been and what he may — or may not — have actually done. (August 11, 2010, Page 8)
During post-practice interviews, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt singled out the offensive line unit as one that needs to be able to persevere and finish practices strong. (August 11, 2010, Page 8)
Making sure the small details, as well as some questions that still need to be answered, is what Oxford High football coach Johnny Hill is hoping to accomplish this week in practice.
The Chargers will play Ripley in a jamboree Saturday morning at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, but before that happens, he’s looking to get his group in even better physical condition. (August 11, 2010, Page 9)
Tuesday had to feel like the longest day of Barkley Falkner’s life. The former Oxford High basketball standout left the United States on a plane bound for Denmark to begin the next chapter of his career. (more…) (August 11, 2010, Page 9)
Hard work and building towards the future will be the two keys first-year coach Kendra Bensch will try and get her Water Valley Lady Blue Devil volleyball team to focus on this year.
Instead of relying on a veteran group in 2010, Bensch is hoping that the hard work that the team has already demonstrated propels them to new heights as the season moves along. (August 11, 2010, Page 10)
A break from the heat also boosted the players’ enthusiasm, according to coach Houston Nutt, making the end result very productive overall. (August 10, 2010, Page 6)
If experience breeds confidence, the Lafayette Lady Commodores volleyball squad has nothing to worry about in 2010.
When Lafayette hits the court today at Tupelo for its season opener, its roster will be overflowing with both, confidence and experience.
Less than a year removed from the playing Center Hill in the Class 4A state championship match, the Lady Commodores will accept nothing less than another shot at bringing home a title.
And with a squad that boasts six seniors, second-year head coach Rachel Wenzel likes her team’s chances. (August 10, 2010, Page 7)
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