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Channing Ward

Defense gets mixed reviews from Grove Bowl performance

All eyes were on Ole Miss’ offense in this year’s Grove Bowl, but that does not mean the defense did not have a watchful eye kept on it. The reviews were mixed from head coach Hugh Freeze and defensive coordinator Dave Wommack after the 17-7 win by the Blue team over the Red squad. (April 12, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

New faces in new places headline start of Ole Miss’ spring

It may not feel like it outside, but spring has arrived for the Ole Miss football team as the Rebels begin practice. There were a lot of questions heading into this year, and coach Hugh Freeze attempted to answer as many as he could during his annual spring press conference Tuesday. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Ole Miss rallies to down No. 3 Alabama

College football’s first four-team playoff is still three months away, but Ole Miss is officially in the conversation. The Rebels put themselves there by exorcising some demons. The 11th-ranked Rebels stayed patient against Alabama’s always stout defense and broke through late, scoring three second-half touchdowns to erase a double-digit deficit and upset the third-ranked Crimson Tide with a 23-17 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 61,826 at Vaught Hemingway Stadium on Saturday. (October 5, 2014, Page 1B)

Talent, depth have Rebels eyeing improved pass rush

Ole Miss’ pass rush didn’t scare a whole lot of teams last year. It’s been hard to tell during fall camp. (August 27, 2014, Page 6)

NOTEBOOK: Rebels’ Liggins getting work exclusively as tight end

Any packages that had Jeremy Liggins operating as the quarterback have been scratched from Ole Miss’ playbook. Liggins moved from quarterback to tight end at the start of fall camp, but the former Lafayette High standout was still moonlighting as a Wildcat quarterback at times. That’s no longer the case as the 6-foot-3, 296-pound Liggins continues to learn the nuances of his new position. (August 25, 2014, Page 7)

VIDEO: Rebels’ Freeze talks 2014 season

BLOG — The numbers are as good as they can be for Ole Miss’ football team heading into the 2014 season. Coach Hugh Freeze needs them to stay that way. (more…) (August 1, 2014)

DE Johnson out for remainder of spring

Ole Miss junior defensive end C.J. Johnson will miss the remainder of spring practice after fracturing his fibula during Wednesday’s practice at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said he didn’t see the injury happen but assumed someone rolled up on Johnson.

 (March 21, 2013, Page 7)

Spring has sprung: Gridiron Rebels begin practice

Had it been anyone else who was late to practice, he may have had to run laps or stadiums as punishment. Head coach Hugh Freeze, however, had a pretty good excuse for missing the majority of Ole Miss’ first spring football practice Sunday as he was cheering on Andy Kennedy’s squad in Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2013, Page 3B)

DE Thompson hungry for extra reps

Carlos Thompson has the green light to do what most middle-aged American men can only dream of: Eat whatever he wants without consequence.
This past season the former four-star defensive end from Hollandale-Simmons High redshirted in large part because he was deemed as completely underweight for his 6-foot-4 frame. (December 19, 2012, Page 8)

DE Ward makes first appearance at practice

Being the new guy is almost never easy, both in school and on the football field.

Recently cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, former Aberdeen standout and Under Armour All-American Channing Ward participated in his first Ole Miss practice Tuesday. (more…) (August 22, 2012, Page 6)

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