In large part because of his ties to Ole Miss and the Memphis area, the recent hire of Hugh Freeze as Ole Miss’ next football coach was met with an ample amount of skepticism.
Mike Glenn and Archie Manning, co-chairs of Ole Miss’ coaching search committee, said during Monday’s teleconference that they went through the proper channels during the interview process.
According to the co-chairs, Freeze just stood out above the rest of the field. Plain and simple. (December 6, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
(more…) (December 5, 2011)
AROUND THE NET: Late last night several reports surfaced that former Ed Orgeron assistant and current Arkansas State head coach Hugh Freeze is expected to be offered — and accept — the Ole Miss gig. (more…) (December 4, 2011)
Experience is something the Lafayette Commodores have on their side heading into Saturday’s MHSAA Class 4A state title game in Jackson’s Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Not only will this be the third time in a row LHS has played for a state title on the same field, 13 seniors were starters back in 2009 when the team played against St. Stanislaus. (December 2, 2011, Page 6A)
On Tuesday it was announced that a large portion of the five-year deal involves the MLB Draft, which, in turn, could impact the Ole Miss Rebels and the rest of the college baseball world. (more…) (November 23, 2011, Page 6A)
Following Tuesday’s practice, the outgoing Ole Miss football coach confirmed that junior quarterback Randall Mackey, sophomore running back Jeff Scott and sophomore receiver Korvic Neat have been suspended for the LSU game on Saturday for violating team rules.
Nutt said there’s also a chance the trio could miss the Egg Bowl at Mississippi State next weekend. (November 16, 2011, Page 6)
Not only was it announced he would not be retained past this season, but his team was defeated handily by Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Things won’t get any easier for Nutt and the Rebels this week as No. 1 LSU comes to Oxford. (November 15, 2011, Page 6)
Recently, current Oxford senior Luke Gibbs committed to play for the Rebels following in the cleat marks of his All-American grandfather, Jake, his father, Monte and his uncle, Dean. (November 15, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette senior running back Demarkous Dennis said he has been eating a little less at meals than normal now that the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoffs have started. His efforts to remain sleek and fast were definitely noticeable on the field Friday night as Dennis rushed for 303 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in the Commodores’ 53-8 thrashing of Greenwood at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 14, 2011, Page 2B)
Even after an exhibition swing in Canada, weeks of practice and two closed scrimmages, Lady Rebel head coach Renee Ladner is being cautious about the her team’s readiness for the opener. (November 10, 2011, Page 7)