For a few minutes, it looked as if Ole Miss wouldn’t have to deal with Johnny Manziel. But Ole Miss did, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner turned a game in the balance into a case of déjà vu for the Rebels. (October 14, 2013, Page 1B)
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn 1, Hugh Freeze 0.
The inaugural matchup between the two friends turned foes went to Malzahn Saturday night as Auburn rode the legs of quarterback Nick Marshall and a dominant outing from its defensive front to defeat Freeze’s 24th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 30-22 in front of a crowd of 86,504 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (October 7, 2013, Page 1B)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Different year, same result.
Alabama tailbacks T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake combined to run for 220 yards and two touchdowns, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide continued their dominance over Ole Miss with a 25-0 victory over the No. 21 Rebels Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (September 30, 2013, Page 1B)
Ole Miss didn’t produce a lot of yards or points against Alabama in last year’s 33-14 loss. But quarterback Bo Wallace remembered one aspect of the Rebels’ attack that the Crimson Tide wasn’t too fond of, even if college football’s top-ranked team may be growing accustomed to seeing it by now. (September 25, 2013, Page 6)
Ole Miss has built some momentum under second-year head coach Hugh Freeze, winning its last five games dating back to last season and vaulting into the rankings for the first time since 2009.
Now the No. 21-ranked Rebels get to see exactly how far they’ve come in the form of a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to tangle with two-time defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama this Saturday. (September 24, 2013, Page 6)
Ole Miss is 3-0, so naturally we negative, energy-vampire media types should look at all the ways in which they shouldn’t be. (September 19, 2013, Page 7)
BLOG — With its 44-23 victory at Texas over the weekend, No. 21 Ole Miss reeled off its fifth straight win under second-year coach Hugh Freeze dating back to last season. But with a brutal stretch of SEC games coming up, the Rebels don’t have a whole lot of time to spend patting themselves on the back. (more…) (September 16, 2013)
Texas’ shakeup to its coaching staff may change the way the Ole Miss offense goes about attacking the Longhorns, but nothing can alter the unit’s confidence heading into this weekend’s showdown in Austin. (September 11, 2013, Page 6)
On the surface, Ole Miss’ offense was highly productive against Southeast Missouri. How much the offense produced, though, depended greatly on who was under center. (September 9, 2013, Page 1B)
The concept of a college football offseason is an increasingly abstract one. The game itself doesn’t occupy the calendar year-round, but thanks to unimaginable amounts of money and our own sick passion, the culture does. (more…) (August 29, 2013, Page 9)