Ole Miss will kick off its 2012 season at 6 p.m. with a first-ever gridiron showdown with Central Arkansas.
The game can be viewed on Pay-per-view or ESPN3.com. (more…) (September 1, 2012)
Ole Miss’ final scrimmage before the season opener Sept. 1 featured an improved offensive attack led by the running of freshmen backs I’Tavius Mathers and Jaylen Walton Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. First-year coach Hugh Freeze said following the annual Meet the Rebels scrimmage that Mathers, who finished with 100 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, and Walton, who had 42 yards on eight carries, had been steady, if not spectacular, during summer camp. (August 20, 2012, Page 1B)
One of the misconceptions about Ole Miss’ new-look offense installed by coach Hugh Freeze is that the quarterback passes every down and the running game, well, is soft and unable to get the tough yard on a consistent basis. Freeze has tried to erase that misnomer about his offense since he was hired and most recently during summer camp.
He pointed out after Thursday’s practice session — one that included some tough runs made by former South Panola standout Nick Parker — that the offense is balanced, if not leaning towards more run plays. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has repeatedly told his current roster of players that if they didn’t buy into what the new staff was trying to instill, they could be replaced. (more…) (August 16, 2012, Page 4B)
Hugh Freeze seemed to feel more like a dentist than he did Ole Miss’ first-year head football coach Tuesday morning. Shortly after his Rebels went through their first practice outside this week and first since a second two-a-day practice session on Monday, Freeze made the comment that Tuesday’s drills felt more like pulling teeth than anything else. (August 15, 2012, Page 6)
Sophomore Bo Wallace was close to gaining a slight edge on junior Barry Brunetti in the race to become Ole Miss’ starting quarterback during the first scrimmage of the preseason Saturday morning. After both signal callers produced a week of back-and-forth results, Wallace appeared to be a little more productive, a little more impressive. (more…) (August 13, 2012, Page 6)
First-year coordinator Dave Wommack said he asked his players prior to the scrimmage to play hard and fast, and then eliminate alignment assignment errors. (August 13, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG — Two steps forward, one back. Such is the life of an Ole Miss quarterback after the first week of summer drills. (more…) (August 11, 2012)