Improving the way the offense moves the ball and how the offensive line blocks is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt is looking to fix this week as the Rebels prepare for Southeastern Conference play. Ole Miss opens SEC play at Vanderbilt and Nutt said that while the line played better last week against Southern Illinois, things would have to improve against the Commodores. (September 13, 2011, Page 6)
Markuson isn’t a big fan of preseason publications, and that includes hearing the early buzz about his offensive line being one of the best in the SEC and nation.
From Markuson’s perspective, his line still has something to prove and the preseason hype usually doesn’t help prove that point. (August 18, 2011, Page 2B)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was recently named to the preseason All-SEC first team. Sowell was also named to the Coaches All-SEC Team and is on the Outland Trophy watch list. (more…) (July 26, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — Excitement for the start of a new season, rather than talk about last year or Mississippi State, is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt tried to emphasize during his visit to Southeastern Conference Media Days on Friday.
Whether it was his few minutes spent talking with media based from Mississippi and Memphis or his time spent answering questions from a room filled with reporters from all over, Nutt clearly wanted to talk about the future rather than the past. (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG — HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt took some time out to speak with local beat reporters before making the final few rounds of media stations at SEC Media Days Friday morning. (more…) (July 22, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — Led by senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell and senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett, the Ole Miss Rebels had a total of six players named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference Media Days All-SEC team. The team is selected each year by the media and a total of 167 votes were cast this season. (more…) (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)
One benefit, however, is that the Rebels enter the 2011 campaign with a bevy of experience.
Ole Miss senior offensive lineman Bradley Sowell saw his name appear on last week’s Outland Trophy watch list. This week his name is on the first-team Southeastern Conference Coaches All-SEC team. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Sowell is the only Ole Miss player to be named to the first team. Four Rebels overall made the first, second and third teams.
Joining Sowell on this year’s list from Ole Miss include senior end Kentrell Lockett (second team), junior punter Tyler Campbell (second team) and junior offensive tackle Bobby Massie (third team). Senior running back Brandon Bolden was not selected to any of the three teams. (July 15, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG: Earlier today the Southeastern Conference announced its 2011 SEC Coaches Preseason teams. Four Rebels were honored, with LT Bradley Sowell named to the first team, while RT Bobby Massie, DE Kentrell Lockett and P Tyler Campbell were all second-team honorees. (more…) (July 14, 2011)
Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was named to the 2011 Outland Trophy Watch List this morning. The award, given annually to the best interior lineman, is selected each year by members of the Football Writers Association of America. Sowell is one of 11 players from the Southeastern Conference who was named to the preseason watch list and one of 65 total from around the country.
Joining Sowell on the list from the SEC includes Florida’s Xavier Nixon and Jaye Howard, Alabama’s William Vlachos and Barrett Jones, Georgia’s Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn, Tennessee’s Malik Jackson, South Carolina’s T.J. Johnson and Rokevious Watkins and Kentucky’s Larry Warford. The Outland Trophy is the third oldest award in major college football and will be announced on Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)