COLUMN: Randall Mackey bounced around the turf of Jerry Hollingsworth Field on Saturday, smiling and joking with teammates and friends alike under a clear Mississippi sky at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium — and rightfully so. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 6A)
COLUMN: My family was invited to a friend’s house for supper one night. She told us that poppy seed chicken was on the menu. A few minutes later she called back and asked if we had any butter. The phone rang again and she asked if we had any poppy seeds. I laughed and told her I believed all she had was some chicken and an idea. It’s funny how something seems like a good idea before you consider the necessary preparations. (more…) (April 1, 2011, Page 8A)
COLUMN: Signing players from the state of Florida over the last few seasons has been a big point of emphasis for Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt and recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn. (more…) (March 31, 2011, Page 6)
COLUMN: The NFL’s recent decision to lockout players on all 32 teams has given those individuals a chance to catch up on some loose ends.
In the case of former Ole Miss standout running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, his down time has led him back to Oxford where he is currently trying to finish up his degree.
McCluster said he only needs to finish two classes, broadcast journalism and an advanced class in English, to secure a degree that he was encouraged to finish by the Kansas City Chiefs organization. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)
COLUMN: I may have been in high school, grad school, or perhaps a coach’s clinic the first time I heard the principle Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS). After hearing the KISS principle many times, I realized that it is a great concept but keeping it simple is hard to do for some people. When I would hear the acronym used, I remember thinking, “I got this. I was raised by Chester B. Drewrey from Denmark.” (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 7)
COLUMN: Jerry Holt and I were coaching together at Water Valley and he invited me to go crappie fishing with him. He was an experienced jig fisherman. I had crappie fished before but never with a jig pole. (more…) (March 3, 2011, Page 7)
COLUMN: Ole Miss fans who follow basketball recruiting and the future of the Rebels on the hardwood will definitely be paying attention to the outcome of tonight’s matchup between the Provine Rams and Wayne County in the MHSAA Class 5A semifinal game. (more…) (March 1, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: Fans in attendance of Saturday’s 7-0 win for the current Rebel squad over the alumni team got a glimpse at what the backbone of Ole Miss’ pitching staff will likely resemble when the season opens on Feb. 18 against Wright State.
Against the professional Rebel squad — which, admittedly, for the most part had not faced live pitching in over four months — Ole Miss’ three likely weekend starters and closer allowed just two hits during nine innings of work. (more…) (February 7, 2011, Page 2B)
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