There was a point in time four years ago when Marcus Temple didn’t know if he would see much playing time in Ole Miss’ secondary. Coming from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy as a walk-on, Temple was the “extra” guy on the roster that would likely help out more on special teams than in the defensive backfield.
That assessment of Temple’s potential contribution to the Rebels was underestimated thanks in large part to his desire to be much more than just a role player. (August 24, 2011, Page 9)
Running back Brandon Bolden may have said it best when he said, “Sometimes you just let go of the rope.”
At the half, the Rebels held a commanding 31-10 lead. Not only was the Ole Miss offense scoring almost at will, but the Rebel defense was thwarting its Football Championship Subdivision opponent’s best efforts to march down the field.
Then, for whatever reason, the Rebels let go of the rope as Bolden simply put it. (more…) (September 6, 2010)
The 2010 Grove Bowl was Charles Sawyer’s first opportunity to get meaningful game action since joining the Ole Miss Rebels.
After redshirting during the 2009 season, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback made the most of his debut to fans by pulling in two interceptions. (July 8, 2010, Page 2B)
Four Ole Miss players were drafted between the second and sixth rounds of the 2010 NFL Draft over the weekend. Running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster was the first Rebel selected in the annual draft as he went to the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, No. 36 overall. Offensive lineman John Jerry followed McCluster as he was selected in the third round (No. 73) by the Miami Dolphins. Both McCluster and Jerry were taken on Friday.
Headlines throughout the spring have repeatedly asked who will fill the shoes of quarterback Jevan Snead, running back Dexter McCluster and the three offensive linemen who have all graduated and are poised to play on the next level.
But one vacated position that has flown somewhat under the radar is that of cornerback.
With Marshay Green and Cassius Vaughn having graduated, the Rebels are faced with the tough task of replacing two experienced cornerbacks.
On Saturday, redshirt freshman Charles Sawyer showed Ole Miss fans and coaches alike why he might be the perfect guy to step up and start at cornerback opposite Jeremy McGee or Marcus Temple. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
Ole Miss’ Pro Day held at the Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday gave former Rebel players a chance to impress NFL scouts in different ways. Of the 21 current and two former Rebels, everyone had something to prove in front of scouts from 28 NFL teams. (March 24, 2010, Page 7A)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — The Ole Miss Rebels football team had several points of emphasis when looking at the 2010 recruiting class. Looking at the list of players, it appears Ole Miss addressed those needs, signing several offensive linemen, defensive linemen and defensive backs to replace graduated players. (February 4, 2010, Page 6)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK — Receiver Shay Hodge passes Chris Collins in Ole Miss’ record books; Players never lost faith after quarterback Jevan Snead was knocked out of the Cotton Bowl momentarily; Trahan says 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration was worth it; Rebels give kudos to Oklahoma State defenders that stopped Ole Miss junior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe on two goal line stands; Ole Miss senior cornerback Cassius Vaughn says the Southeastern Conference is No. 1; Playing in Cowboys Stadium was a dream come true for Vaughn. (January 4, 2010, Page 2B)