Ole Miss and Mississippi State have switched places.
Last year, it was the Rebels who had five wins going into the Egg Bowl, needing a victory over the Bulldogs to extend their season. Going into this year’s Thanksgiving matchup, it’s Mississippi State that needs a win to earn a bowl bid. (November 28, 2013, Page 8A)
A beat up Ole Miss football team coming off two straight losses will look to get back on track at home this Saturday. Head coach Hugh Freeze is hoping the return to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will play a role in the Rebels’ recovery even if the opponent is No. 9 Texas A&M. (October 8, 2013, Page 6)
In two weeks, the Ole Miss Rebels will tangle with the Vanderbilt Commodores in the season opener. Until then, junior linebacker Keith Lewis will just have to imagine what it will be like to hit an opposing ball carrier. (August 15, 2013, Page 6A)
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)
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)
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If the tackles are the strongest part of the defensive line and the cornerbacks are the deepest part of the secondary, then the linebackers are arguably the deepest position on Ole Miss’ new-look defense.
Even without D.T. Shackelford in the linebacker rotation, the Rebels have as much experience returning as any defensive position heading into the 2012 season. Junior Mike Marry has made 10 starts and played in 22 games the past two years, while senior Joel Kight has played in 37 games during his career and made 114 tackles. Serderius Bryant was listed as the third stinger going into the summer despite the fact he started three games, played in all 12 contests and made 61 tackles as a true freshman. (more…) (August 21, 2012, Page 6)
The look on D.T. Shackelford’s face Friday answered the question about a possible return to the football field this year even before he opened his mouth. After being away from football for the past 16 months, the junior linebacker from Decatur, Ala., will have to spend another fall watching his Ole Miss Rebels from the sideline.
The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Shackelford, who has undergone two ACL surgeries in the past two springs combined, said he learned that he would be unable to play July 27 when he visited the doctor who performed both surgeries, Dr. James Andrews, for a checkup. (August 6, 2012, Page 6)
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Ole Miss’ transition on the football field will officially get a jump start today when the Rebels take the practice field with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze for the first time. The next 15 days are expected to be a time of learning, not only for the players but the coaching staff as well. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)