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Friday nights a special time in Mississippi

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)

Learning about Grove tailgating traditions

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)

Bo knows how to deal with new-found fame

COLUMN: Yes, Bo Wallace was recruited by Texas.

And no, he did not visit Austin, Texas. Nor did he receive an offer from the Longhorns.

That’s about all that needs to be said about his connection to Ole Miss’ opponent this weekend, according to Wallace. (more…) (September 14, 2012, Page 6A)

Manning, Glenn say hire not predetermined

Was Hugh Freeze a predetermined hire?

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)

Favorites, underdogs both pick up wins

There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)

Is coaching search winding down?

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)

Manning doing his best to lead Giants

NEW ORLEANS — Eli Manning didn’t have much to smile about after his New York Giants fell to his hometown New Orleans Saints 49-24 Monday night.

Oh, his personal statistics were impressive. He passed 47 times and completed 33 of them. He totaled 406 yards through the air. He even rushed one time for a positive four yards. (more…) (November 30, 2011, Page 8)

Using the past to deal with the present, future

Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

Boone to step down no later than Dec. 2012

Four years ago, Pete Boone stated that Houston Nutt would be the last football coach he hired.

The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.

On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)

Coaching merry-go-round has to stop at UM

All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)

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