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Derrick Jones

Hearing better than ever, Shepard ‘ready to go’ in SEC

With quick feet and fluid hips to go with his 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame, Tee Shepard has all the physical tools that make Ole Miss’ coaches believe he could be a true shutdown cornerback for the Rebels this fall. Now Shepard has the hearing to match. Most of it at least. (April 13, 2015, Page 6)

Ole Miss receivers draw mixed reviews in spring

What kind of spring have Ole Miss’ wide receivers had? A former defensive back has been the best of the group. That’s the word from head coach Hugh Freeze, whose wideouts have struggled to string together consistency the last five weeks. There’s no shortage of targets for quarterbacks Ryan Buchanan, DeVante Kincade and Chad Kelly to throw to even with Laquon Treadwell out, but even the simplest passes aren’t always resulting in completions. (April 10, 2015, Page 6A)

Back at WR, Jones a wild card for Rebels’ offense

Derrick Jones is brimming with talent. It’s why Ole Miss’ coaches are determined to get him on the field. And they’ve decided once and for all that his best chance for that to happen is at wide receiver. (April 8, 2015, Page 3B)

Ole Miss taking advantage of extra time in preparation for Razorbacks

It may be the middle of No. 10 Ole Miss’ second bye week, but that is not stopping the Rebels from getting a jumpstart on their preparation for their Nov. 22 game against Arkansas. (November 13, 2014, Page 6A)

Rebels overwhelm Presbyterian College in rout

No. 12 Ole Miss jumped on its lone Football Championship Subdivision opponent of the season, got its backups a ton of snaps and overwhelmed Presbyterian College for a 48-0 win in front of 60,546 fans clad mostly in red and blue. Ole Miss (8-2 overall) had a handful of starters sitting with injuries, but it didn’t stop the Rebels from turning in gobs of big plays against the overmatched Blue Hose (5-5) and ending a two-game losing streak heading into its second bye week of the season. (November 9, 2014, Page 1B)

NOTEBOOK: Ole Miss being real with Tide’s run defense

Ole Miss’ running game has shown some signs of life recently. The Rebels broke 200 yards on the ground for the first time three weeks ago against Louisiana-Lafayette and followed that up with 178 yards against Memphis last Saturday. Ole Miss has increased its average run to 4 yards after mustering a measly 2.9 through the first two games, a byproduct of some explosive scampers. The Rebels have ripped off runs of 71, 53, 23 and 22 yards in their last two outings. (September 30, 2014, Page 6)

Jones pulling double duty for Ole Miss

Derrick Jones started his career at Ole Miss as a wide receiver before switching to cornerback last season. Now the sophomore is playing on both sides of the ball. (September 4, 2014, Page 8)

Rebels working to fix woes in running game

After last week’s game against Boise State, the talk has been centered around the lack of a running game and the absence of physicality along the offensive line. It’s also been the topic of practice this week. (September 3, 2014, Page 6)

NOTEBOOK: Healthy Wallace wants to ‘play within the offense’

Bo Wallace is confident in his healthy throwing shoulder. Maybe too confident. Last week’s season opener against Boise State was the Ole Miss senior quarterback’s first chance to display the renewed strength in his arm thanks to a shoulder that’s finally back to 100 percent following a separation suffered during the 2012 season. Wallace admitted it got him into trouble at times. (September 2, 2014, Page 8)

VIDEO: Freeze reviews Boise State win, talks Vandy

BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze met with the media for his weekly press conference Monday morning and offered his thoughts on the Rebels’ performance in Thursday’s 35-13 season-opening win over Boise State and looked ahead to this week’s Southeastern Conference opener against Vanderbilt. (more…) (September 1, 2014)

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