The game is set for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (September 3, 2011)
A little over a week after being named the starting quarterback for the BYU opener, Ole Miss sophomore Barry Brunetti had his best practice of the summer. Head coach Houston Nutt and offensive coordinator David Lee both praised the work turned in by Brunetti on Tuesday.
The biggest reason for the swift improvement compared to last week when Brunetti struggled was comfort, while consistency was another important intangible mentioned by both coaches. (August 31, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG — BYU sophomore quarterback Jake Heaps is ready for the 2011 season opener at Ole Miss. (more…) (August 25, 2011)
Brunetti, who will be the starter for the BYU game, cut down on the mistakes he made on Tuesday in the Rebels’ most recent practice, Lee said. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
Flanked by reporters, the Ole Miss head coach skipped his customary opening statement and announced that Randall Mackey will be suspended for the Rebels’ season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 because of his recent arrest.
In Mackey’s place, Nutt said sophomore Barry Brunetti will start and junior Zack Stoudt will also see playing time.
Talking to reporters, it was obvious that Nutt was disappointed Mackey forced his hand in regard to the quarterback competition.
Asked about the status of Randall Mackey, who was recently arrested by the Oxford Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct – failure to comply, Nutt said the former JUCO All-American will be suspended for the season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 and that Barry Brunetti will start. (Nutt added that Zack Stoudt will receive playing time as well.) (more…) (August 23, 2011)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt issued a statement about Ole Miss junior QB Randall Mackey shortly after noon today. (more…) (August 23, 2011)
While extensive film study may end up allowing offensive coordinator David Lee and coach Houston Nutt do ultimately decide who that player will be, the verdict was still uncertain immediately after Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ second football scrimmage is officially in the books and despite it lasting approximately 100 plays, coaches appear to be no closer to naming the starter at quarterback. (more…) (August 20, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)