BLOG: Hello from sunny Oxford, Miss., where the Ole Miss Rebels are set to faceoff against No. 2 Alabama at 5 p.m. CT on ESPN2. (more…) (October 15, 2011)
One thing the Ole Miss Rebels learned for sure from last season’s 4-8 season was how getting off to a good start in Southeastern Conference play dictates how the remainder of the league schedule fares.
Last year a 1-1 Ole Miss team lost 28-14 to Vanderbilt and only won one SEC game the rest of the way. The Rebels want to avoid another bad start and having already lost the opener to BYU, winning the SEC opener would go a long way to making up for that setback. (September 16, 2011, Page 6A)
The game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff and will be a pay-per-view event. (more…) (September 10, 2011)
The line between winning and losing in college football is extremely fine. For the Ole Miss Rebels, a team that was looking to get off to a good start following a disappointing 4-8 season in 2010, Saturday’s season opening 14-13 loss to BYU at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium boiled down to just a few plays that prevented them from earning a much-needed victory.
Mistakes cost the Rebels in last year’s season-opening loss to Jacksonville State and it was miscues at the most critical points of the game that hurt them again this year. (more…) (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
As if losing its season opener to BYU wasn’t bad enough, Ole Miss might be without its top two running backs for an extended period of time.
During his weekly teleconference on Sunday, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt updated the status of seniors Brandon Bolden and Enrique Davis, both of whom saw limited playing time after being injured against the Cougars. (September 5, 2011, Page 1B)
The game is set for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff and will be televised on ESPN. (more…) (September 3, 2011)
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)
Ole Miss kicked its practice up a notch on Tuesday with game situations in mind. (August 17, 2011, Page 6)
Aaron Morris hasn’t wasted any time making an impression on the Rebels’ coaching staff.
After showing out during Ole Miss’ first preseason scrimmage on Saturday, the freshman offensive lineman worked at left guard with the first team during Monday’s scrimmage. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)
When discussing the pitfalls and woes of last season’s four-win campaign, players bring up a lack of camaraderie and leadership.
That won’t be the case this season, at least if the players have learned from last year. (July 18, 2011, Page 6)