Season openers are tough enough for college coaches to prepare for due to the amount of unknowns involved. In the case of Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, his job of figuring out how to slow down Vanderbilt quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels is a lot tougher than normal. (August 28, 2013, Page 8)
BLOG — Fadol Brown’s text message about the school he wanted to attend and finish his playing career said all that needed to be said late Friday morning. (more…) (July 5, 2013)
There was actually a smile on Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze’s face following Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. With a a week to finish up spring drills and a day after the offense couldn’t do anything against the defense, Freeze had more positive things to say about the way his offense performed. (April 8, 2013, Page 9)
Things were so good, it almost wasn’t fair to everybody: Before Ole Miss could escape the cold drizzle of the January rain in Birmingham after a never-in-doubt win over Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl, fans and media were clamoring about the coming recruiting class, which depending on your optimism and news sources, could be one of the best in school history. (more…) (January 8, 2013, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss wrapped up its first week of bowl preparation Thursday with a rather unique practice at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (December 20, 2012)
BATON ROUGE, La — Ole Miss was able to stay in Saturday’s 41-35 loss to No. 8 LSU because of better results in the running game. While the Rebels still only averaged 3.6 yards per carry, the running game garnered 147 yards on 41 carries and would have yielded better figures in both categories if not for three sacks of quarterback Bo Wallace, who ended up leading the team with 58 yards on 11 carries.
The running game being more productive, compared to losses to Georgia and Vanderbilt, helped maintain the balance coach Hugh Freeze is seeking each game. (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: BATON ROUGE, La. — There are very few teams, if any, that have suffered more heartbreaking losses than the Ole Miss Rebels this year. A one-point loss to Vanderbilt two weeks ago, a three-point setback to No. 9 Texas A&M in October and now a six-point loss to No. 8 LSU. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
Two teams entered Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday looking to gain bowl eligibility. Until the final minute of the game, it looked like the Rebels would be the team to gain magic win No. 6. Then Ole Miss repeated its unfortunate recent history.
Clinging to a six-point lead late, the Rebels surrendered a last-minute touchdown and fell to Vanderbilt 27-26. (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Bryson Rose’s first game-winning field goal of his career couldn’t have come at more opportune time for the Ole Miss Rebels. On a clear, cool Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Stadium, Rose’s 31-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Rebels to a 30-27 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, their first Southeastern Conference victory on the road in more than three years.
Ole Miss (5-3 overall, 2-2 SEC) trailed Arkansas (3-5, 2-3) 10-0 after the first quarter but stormed back to garner the victory by scoring 21 points in the second and getting three key field goals from Rose in the second half to earn the biggest win over Hugh Freeze’s tenure. (October 29, 2012, Page 1B)