Hugh Freeze’s second full spring as Ole Miss head coach was a lot different than his first and so was the annual Grove Bowl game. Injuries to some key players such as quarterback Bo Wallace, wide receiver Donte Moncrief an defensive end C.J. Johnson prevented Freeze and his staff holding a traditional spring football game Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 9)
For a while now the Rebels have been rumored to be piecing together one of the country’s top signing classes, but that was all just talk.
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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)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss’ dramatic turnaround on the gridiron in Hugh Freeze’s first season was punctuated with an impressive, record-setting win in the annual BBVA Compass Bowl Saturday. Led by quarterback Bo Wallace, this year’s Fred Sington MVP winner, on offense and linebacker Mike Marry on defense, the Rebels defeated Pittsburgh 38-17 in front of a new bowl record crowd of 59,135 at Legion Field. (January 7, 2013, Page 1B)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bo Wallace rated his performance in Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl as just OK. Despite setting a new bowl record with three touchdown tosses in the Rebels’ 38-17 win over Pittsburgh and being named the game’s MVP, Wallace seemed to think he could have done better. (January 7, 2013, Page 2B)
BLOG — Ole Miss and Pittsburgh are collectively ready for Saturday’s BBVA Compass Bowl at Birmingham’s Legion Field. (more…) (January 4, 2013)
COLUMN: Ole Miss’ success on the recruiting trail isn’t exclusively tracked by fans. Current verbal commitments for the 2013 football recruiting class are keeping up with what coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are achieving in the days leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2013.
One of those commits that is interested in how the rest of the class shakes out is Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe (6-foot-2, 185 pounds). Bledsoe chose to play for the Rebels well before the 2012 season started, before Freeze’s offense started to make stars out of Bo Wallace — this year’s Conerly Trophy Award winner — and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, Wallace’s main target this season. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 3B)
BLOG: Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has been named to the Associated Press’ All-Southeastern Conference second team. (more…) (December 3, 2012)
In a rivalry that has been dominated by the Bulldogs in recent years, Ole Miss was able to garner a coveted sixth win by trouncing No. 25 MSU 41-24 behind five touchdowns from Bo Wallace and a strong second half from the often maligned defense.
For coach Hugh Freeze, who promised to renew passion to the rivalry when he was hired last December, the win was especially sweet because of what it meant to everyone involved with the program. (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)