While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.
Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).
Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt saw some positives gained in the workout, but he did admit that the team looked tired at the end of the workout which meant drills weren’t as crisp as he wanted.
“We got to get a little tougher. The pads added a little extra weight on them today. They got a little tired there towards the end,” Nutt said. “We’ve had a good few days though. We’ve put a lot of learning, a lot of installs in, a lot of thinking, so you find out a lot about them, especially our younger people. I’ve been really proud of them. (August 11, 2011, Page 1B)
Following Ole Miss’ first practice in shoulder pads, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he was impressed with how his linemen pushed up the field, especially on the ends where four players were credited with getting good pressure on quarterbacks Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt. (August 9, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited about the start of the 2011 football season and ready to talk about his newcomers as the Rebels start practice on Saturday. (more…) (August 4, 2011)
Hard work is something all the Ole Miss football players have had to used to this offseason. For sophomore linebacker Mike Marry, putting in the hours to improve both physically and mentally doesn’t seem to be a problem.
For one of the many Rebels who is looking to put the results of the 2010 season behind them, Marry has seen his teammates improve under the direction of strength coach Don Decker over the last few months. (July 1, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss’ defense was dealt a major blow Tuesday when team physicians and the medical staff confirmed that junior linebacker D.T. Shackelford suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right leg. (more…) (April 13, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG: C.J. Johnson, Ole Miss’ standout linebacker signee from Philadelphia, said he was disappointed to hear the news about the torn anterior cruciate ligament injury junior linebacker D.T. Shackelford suffered on Monday. (more…) (April 12, 2011)
A year of hard work on the recruiting trail ended up paying off for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his staff Wednesday on National Signing Day. Following a year where the Rebels went 4-8 on the field, Nutt was able to land his best class of freshmen and newcomers since he arrived in Oxford from Arkansas. (more…) (February 3, 2011, Page 6)