COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. —He was quick but not rushed, funny but not mocked, informative but not boring, and even managed to find the sunny side of inheriting a 2-10 program with a healthy SEC losing streak.
Measured by his own rhetoric, the consensus among a pool of over 1,000 media members jaded by three days of clichés and no sunlight was that Hugh Freeze won the day in Hoover. The SEC rookie head coach held his own, and maybe even then some during Thursday’s SEC Media Days finale. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)
COLUMN: Veteran football recruiting analyst Tom Lemming knew Ole Miss was recruiting differently and on a more national scale back in the spring when standout players from the Chicago area listed offers from the Rebels and interest in new coach Hugh Freeze. Lemming, the pioneer of high school recruiting and current analyst for CBS Sports Network, closely follows prospects from Illinois since he resides in the Chicago area. (more…) (July 10, 2012, Page 7)
COLUMN: It’s hard to really predict how the Ole Miss Rebels will fare on the gridiron the next couple of seasons until we see how much the players have absorbed what Hugh Freeze and his staff have started to teach them in a live-game situation.
Coaching changes bring positive energy to the fans and players and a lot of people in between, but it’s hard to really know how everything is going to look and work out when a new system hasn’t truly been unveiled. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 1B)
Last week, Amory coach Chad Williams and Lafayette coach Greg Lewis both called the senior ace a “bulldog.”
COLUMN: Lafayette tennis coach Debbie Swindoll is on a mission to change and educate all at the same time. Swindoll, who is in her second year leading the Commodores, is ready to see the MHSAA change the way the team tennis playoffs are decided. (more…) (April 26, 2012, Page 6)
COLUMN: Charley Sullivan’s smile is still as wide as it was when he was at Oxford High School helping lead the Chargers to wins on the baseball diamond. Sullivan is now smiling wearing the crimson and white of Alabama as the team’s No. 1 pitcher on the weekend. There is a lot of prestige involved with being the Friday night starter at a Division I school, especially in the Southeastern Conference where baseball is more important than anywhere else in the country. (more…) (March 27, 2012, Page 11)
BLOG: Under an overcast sky, the No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels will look to take Game 2 of their three-game set against the Auburn Tigers today.
First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m.
(more…) (March 17, 2012)
Unfortunately for White, watching the Bulldogs fall behind early and eventually lose to the Minutemen would have been a good lesson to learn from since it was the way the Bulldogs started that ended up hurting them in the loss, just like Ole Miss’ start hurt Wednesday. (more…) (March 15, 2012, Page 7)
COLUMN: JACKSON — Oxford’s latest girls basketball title, captured Saturday with a 62-54 win over South Jones at the Mississippi Coliseum, was all about family.
COLUMN: JACKSON — There were some tears shed by the Lafayette Lady Commodores and their coach, Amy Sutton, following Monday night’s 86-72 loss to Forrest County AHS in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state semifinal. A long season that brings so many close together has a tendency of producing raw emotion when it all comes to an end. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 8)