BLOG — Ole Miss is trying to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Alabama and, most recently, Auburn. Things won’t get any easier for the Rebels this Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) when No. 9 Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel visit Oxford. (more…) (October 7, 2013)
BLOG — It’s been less than 48 hours since Ole Miss was shut out by No. 1 Alabama — a first in the Hugh Freeze era — but the Rebels have to move on quickly with another tough road test this week. The Rebels will continue their tour of Alabama with a trip to Auburn Saturday night. (more…) (September 30, 2013)
Ole Miss has made it through the first three weeks of the season unscathed, beginning a campaign 3-0 for the first time since 1989. Now it’s time for the Rebels to clean up the mistakes, break any obvious repetitions and get healthy for an upcoming schedule that head coach Hugh Freeze called “probably the toughest stretch of games that anyone will have to play this year.” (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
There was actually a smile on Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze’s face following Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. With a a week to finish up spring drills and a day after the offense couldn’t do anything against the defense, Freeze had more positive things to say about the way his offense performed. (April 8, 2013, Page 9)
Saturday was not the best day to get an evaluation of where the Ole Miss defense is heading into the final two weeks of preparation before the season opener Sept. 1. First-year defensive coordinator Dave Wommack wasn’t pleased with his unit following the annual Meet the Rebels scrimmage, calling the effort “flat” when describing the feel he got from the start of the scrimmage. (August 20, 2012, Page 2B)
After graduating early from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Dorsey enrolled early in Ole Miss to get a jump start on adapting to life in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 2B)
Recent injuries to the defensive line haven’t been a bad thing for Ole Miss senior Justin Smith.
While Smith doesn’t want to see his teammates get hurt and miss extensive amounts of time, the lack of depth, coupled with his work this summer, led him to one of the starting tackle spots Wednesday.
The 6-foot-3, 298-pound Smith is the most experienced of all the interior linemen and now with Gilbert Pena missing time with a broken hand and Uriah Grant still nursing a pulled groin, Smith’s experience is coming up big right now for coach Houston Nutt. (August 18, 2011, Page 2B)
Carlton Martin was used to being in the trenches, battling with opposing linemen to bring down the ball carrier.
Heading into the second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to see his team show more consistency on both sides of the ball. His hope was his wide receivers would catch throws from the quarterbacks better, the running game would be even more physical and the defense would do an even better job of flying to the football.
Nutt was able to see his offensive line open more holes for the likes of Enrique Davis and Devin Thomas to gain big chunks of yardage, and while the receivers as a group made some plays, the overall performance was still inconsistent for Nutt’s liking. (April 11, 2011, Page 2B)