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)
BLOG — Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford was dealt another blow with his recovery and return to football field. (more…) (August 3, 2012)
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)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze came to the New Orleans Arena on Saturday to root on the men’s basketball in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. He ended up talking some football before he got to cheer on the Rebels in their semifinal game with Vanderbilt.
Ole Miss’ 15 spring practice sessions begin March 23 and Freeze said there is a lot to teach between then and the annual Red-Blue spring game April 21. (March 12, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG: Hello from Oxford, Miss. It’s been a pretty crazy week with the announcement that Houston Nutt would not be retained past this season. (more…) (November 12, 2011)
BLOG — Just got this in from Athlon Sports, a partner of the paper who provides us with a monthly sports insert. (more…) (September 1, 2011)
Brunetti, who will be the starter for the BYU game, cut down on the mistakes he made on Tuesday in the Rebels’ most recent practice, Lee said. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt saw some positives gained in the workout, but he did admit that the team looked tired at the end of the workout which meant drills weren’t as crisp as he wanted.
“We got to get a little tougher. The pads added a little extra weight on them today. They got a little tired there towards the end,” Nutt said. “We’ve had a good few days though. We’ve put a lot of learning, a lot of installs in, a lot of thinking, so you find out a lot about them, especially our younger people. I’ve been really proud of them. (August 11, 2011, Page 1B)
Hard work is something all the Ole Miss football players have had to used to this offseason. For sophomore linebacker Mike Marry, putting in the hours to improve both physically and mentally doesn’t seem to be a problem.
For one of the many Rebels who is looking to put the results of the 2010 season behind them, Marry has seen his teammates improve under the direction of strength coach Don Decker over the last few months. (July 1, 2011, Page 8A)