Ole Miss and Mississippi State each had one first-team selection – linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche for the Rebels and offensive lineman Gabe Jackson for the Bulldogs – and five other second- and third-team choices apiece on the Preseason SEC Coaches All-SEC team. (August 23, 2013, Page 6A)
COLUMN: August nears, and optimism reigns. College football is never more popular in the drowsiest of the summer months, if only because fans starved for the game begin hoping and explaining away potential problems about their team with a litany of best case scenarios. (more…) (July 30, 2013, Page 6)
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.
(more…) (February 6, 2013)
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)
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)
From the moment Dan Mullen was hired as head coach at Mississippi State he made a point to poke and prod the Rebels and their fans. Mullen did more than just talk the talk, however, and his teams responded by walking the walk and claiming three straight Egg Bowls. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)
Two days before, the Rebels had their first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts within grasp. Had one of any number of plays gone Ole Miss’ way, the Rebels may have pulled out the elusive win. (more…) (October 9, 2012, Page 6)
It doesn’t take an offensive guru like Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to realize the Rebels will have their hands full this weekend with Texas A&M and specifically quarterback Johnny Manziel coming to town. (more…) (October 2, 2012, Page 6)