Cody Prewitt had a career day Saturday. With Ole Miss looking for its first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts, the sophomore safety racked up a team-best six tackles with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Charles Sawyer was one of the last Ole Miss players to leave Tuesday’s practice session inside the Indoor Practice Facility. It’s not that Sawyer was in trouble, far from it, he was just busy getting extra reps at his new position — cornerback. (September 19, 2012, Page 6)
In an effort to avoid a hangover from the 66-31 loss suffered at the hands of then No. 14 Texas this Saturday against Tulane, Freeze and his staff want the players to focus on making corrections from the Texas game but not dwell on the outcome. (September 18, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze’s plan of keeping Saturday’s epic game with No. 14 Texas close and allowing the near record crowd of 61,797 at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to help his Rebels late never materialized.
Instead of heading into the fourth quarter down just a field goal or a touchdown, the Rebels trailed the Longhorns by 28 (52-24) with no hope of ever catching them thanks to his defense’s inability to slow quarterback David Ash or a running game that totaled 350 yards overall. (September 17, 2012, Page 1B)
After starting the year 2-0, Ole Miss will finally get to play arguably its biggest home non-conference game in years tonight.
Kickoff for the ESPN-broadcast game is set for 8:15 p.m. (more…) (September 15, 2012)
Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss’ junior rover and leader in the secondary, knew Saturday was a big day for first-year head coach Hugh Freeze before the team got off the bus and started filing through the Walk of Champions in the Grove. Sawyer, who just returned to the practice field last week in an attempt to play against Central Arkansas in the opener, said Freeze really wanted to win because of his affection for Ole Miss. (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
When Hugh Freeze walked into the IPF’s team meeting room Monday something seemed different.
For months, a lot has been said, both within those walls and on the practice field, regarding the state of the Ole Miss football team. But, more often than not, the question-and-answer sessions have only involved Ole Miss: How was practice? Or the latest scrimmage?
Wearing a button-down shirt and a sports coat, accented by an “Ole Miss” script lapel pin, Freeze was introduced — not that it was really needed — to the media in attendance as “the head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels” for the first time with an actual game on the horizon. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
If there was a unit on the Ole Miss football team that needed a few days off from the rigors of camp recently it was the secondary. Injuries have hampered things since the start of summer drills and nobody knows that better than defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, who talked about his safeties and the overall depth of the back five after Saturday’s latest scrimmage. (August 22, 2012, Page 6)