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Dave Wommack

‘Dores sink Rebels with late rally

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)

Big plays hurt OM Rebels in loss

ATHENS, Ga. — At one point Saturday, Ole Miss had actually out-gained No. 7 Georgia 100-16 and held a 10-0 advantage.

And then, like a switch was flipped, the hometown Bulldogs knocked the Rebels on their backside at Sanford Stadium. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 4B)

Ole Miss stuns Hogs with late field goal

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)

Manziel, Texas A&M rallies past Rebels

Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium came down to one play, which play was more important, however, is up for debate.

An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)

Prewitt’s outstanding night overshadowed by loss

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.

Unfortunately for Prewitt and the Rebels, the performance of the Bay Springs native will be largely overshadowed by what unfolded at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)

Freshman has ability to stress Rebels

Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)

Rebels still finding their way

With under a week to go until Saturday’s annual Grove Bowl, the Ole Miss football team still has plenty of room to improve. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 6)

Expect unexpected from Wommack’s D

Dave Wommack comes to Ole Miss with a wealth of experience and knowledge at the college level.
Prior to following new head coach Hugh Freeze from Jonesboro, Ark., to Oxford, Ole Miss’ new defensive coordinator had made stops at Arkansas, Southern Miss and Georgia Tech — to name a few — during his 30-plus years as collegiate coach. (December 23, 2011, Page 6A)

USM change gives Rebs in with Pearl WR

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Coaching changes obviously have a large impact on the recruiting world and one in-state change could pay off for the Rebels in their pursuit of 6-foot-3 Pearl receiver D.J. Thompson.

Thompson was verbally committed to Southern Miss prior to coach Larry Fedora taking over the North Carolina gig, and still is a Golden Eagle pledge, although he admitted on Friday he’s “not as firm” as he was. (more…) (December 14, 2011, Page 6)

More on Hugh Freeze hire: What we learned

BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.

Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.

(more…) (December 5, 2011)

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