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Derrick Nix

Rebs’ offense, defense trade punches

As much success as the offense had creating big plays during Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze wasn’t pleased with the amount of fumbles his team had. (March 31, 2014, Page 9)

OL Sims can give Rebels versatility

On the surface, Jordan Sims looks like your classic masher on the offensive line. The Homewood, Ala., native is a highly regarded prospect because of his strength and size, but beyond his tremendous athleticism lies a very smart football player with a lot of character.

  (January 8, 2014, Page 6)

Judd sees ‘opportunity’ at Ole Miss

A chance to be the starting tailback and add some size to the position is something Akeem Judd wants to provide during his time at Ole Miss. (December 13, 2013, Page 7A)

OM Rebels garner pledge from one of nation’s best

JACKSON — Mississippi’s top uncommitted football player for the 2014 signing class has found a home. Callaway offensive lineman Roderick Taylor, regarded as the top guard in the nation by, chose Ole Miss on Wednesday afternoon during a press conference in his team’s locker room. (more…) (July 11, 2013, Page 6)

Rebs make history with latest haul

Ole Miss, and the job coach Hugh Freeze and his staff did this past year, was the buzz of the college football world Wednesday. Just 14 months after being hired to turn the Rebels around from a 2-10 team, Freeze and his staff punctuated their first full signing class with a consensus Top 10 finish. (more…) (February 7, 2013, Page 8)

Scott wants to prove naysayers wrong

Jeff Scott has a sizable chip on his shoulder.

The 5-foot-7 running back has heard all the excuses as to why he can’t be an every-down back in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (August 14, 2012, Page 6)

Freeze addresses local media prior to beginning drills

BLOG: It’s not officially football season until Media Day has come and gone.

Well, as far as Ole Miss is concerned, today marked the start of the fall season when first-year head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the local media at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (August 3, 2012)

Talented RB reaffirms commitment to Ole Miss

I’Tavius Mathers used to be verbally committed to Ole Miss.

Then he wasn’t.

Now, following an in-home visit from re-hired running backs coach Derrick Nix, Mathers confirmed on Monday that he has reaffirmed his pledge to the Rebels. (more…) (January 10, 2012, Page 9)

Mathers: ‘I’m 100 percent sure this time’

BLOG: I’Tavius Mathers is once again verbally committed to Ole Miss.

Earlier today, the Blackman High (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) standout running back said he has re-committed to the Rebels after briefly de-committing last week.

While he was weighing his options, Mathers said Vanderbilt, North Carolina, South Carolina and Auburn, his dream school growing up, showed the most interest.

(more…) (January 9, 2012)

Ole Miss picks up big-time Tennessee running back in I’Tavius Mathers

A comfortable feel with the campus and the football coaching staff has allowed Ole Miss to gain a verbal commitment from one of the best running backs in the nation on Monday.

Murfreesboro, Tenn., native I’Tavius Mathers (5-foot-11, 200 pounds, 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash) is a four-star running back who is rated as one of the Top 250 players in the nation by and arguably the top running back in the state of Tennessee for the 2012 signing class. (more…) (August 9, 2011, Page 6)

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