Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff committee for good. The former Ole Miss All-American’s decision was announced by Bill Hancock, the CFP’s executive director, on Friday. Former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson will take Manning’s place. (March 29, 2015, Page 1B)
NEW YORK – Former Ole Miss All-American Wesley Walls was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 16-member class of 2014 at the 57th National Football Foundation Awards Dinner on Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. (December 10, 2014, Page 1B)
Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at all of the people featured in the just-released book, “Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes,” and why all — including one of the writers involved with the project — have done so much for sports in the state. (October 30, 2014, Page 4A)
The Ole Miss football team is in a rare place for post-John Vaught era teams — The AP Top 10. “Our View” takes a look at how Coach Hugh Freeze and his Rebels got there and what it will take to stay. (September 18, 2014, Page 4)
Rick Cleveland takes a look at what changes Archie Manning and his family have helped bring to Mississippi in his weekly column. (July 23, 2014, Page 6)
Columnist Rick Cleveland writes about former Ole Miss Rebel Deuce McAllister being one of the six inductees into the 2014 Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame later this month. Archie Manning will also be presented with The Rube Award at the ceremony. (July 10, 2014, Page 6)
With high school football kicking off officially across the state this weekend, syndicated columnist Rick Cleveland takes a look at history and culture the sport brings to Mississippi. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)
Staff Writer Melanie Addington went “back to school” last weekend, helping a film crew from Southern Living do a special on tailgating in the Grove, and she shares some of the lessons she learned. (September 21, 2012, Page 4A)
And no, he did not visit Austin, Texas. Nor did he receive an offer from the Longhorns.
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)