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Dexter McCluster

Scott leads Rebels to home win over SIU

BLOG: A sunny and cool evening in Oxford will play host to tonight’s matchup between the Ole Miss Rebels (0-1 overall) and the Southern Illinois Salukis (1-0).

The game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff and will be a pay-per-view event. (more…) (September 10, 2011)

Rebels working hard to make NFL teams

A league currently embroiled in a lockout stemming from extreme disagreements over financial disbursements and future contracts hasn’t swayed 15 former Ole Miss players from following their dream of playing in the NFL. (more…)

 (March 23, 2011, Page 7)

McCluster making the most of his break away from pro football

COLUMN: The NFL’s recent decision to lockout players on all 32 teams has given those individuals a chance to catch up on some loose ends.

In the case of former Ole Miss standout running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster, his down time has led him back to Oxford where he is currently trying to finish up his degree.

McCluster said he only needs to finish two classes, broadcast journalism and an advanced class in English, to secure a degree that he was encouraged to finish by the Kansas City Chiefs organization. (more…) (March 23, 2011, Page 7)

Rebel seniors reflect on good memories

Saturday evening’s game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the annual “Egg Bowl” will be the final home contest for 18 Ole Miss seniors. The class, which includes safeties Johnny Brown and Fon Ingram, linebacker Jonathan Cornell, and Oxford native Zach Brent, helped changed the fortune of the program over the past few seasons with back-to-back trips to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.

Two of the seniors who will honored before Saturday’s game, defensive tackle Jerrell Powe and defensive end Kentrell Lockett, could return next year, but for the majority of the class, the matchup with the Bulldogs will be the final time the group gets to put on the red and blue together. (November 25, 2010, Page 9A)

Rebels short on intangibles this year

It may not be quite time to hit the panic button for the Ole Miss Rebels, but the situation they find themselves in is far, far from ideal.

No team wants to lose its first two home games of the season especially in the manner the Rebels have done so. General miscues, which include missed assignments and turnovers, continued to hurt a team that is less talented than the first two coach Houston Nutt has led. (more…) (September 20, 2010, Page 1B)

Letting go of the rope, making the (NFL) cut

Following Saturday’s debacle several of Ole Miss’ players attempted to explain the Rebels’ second-half collapse.

Running back Brandon Bolden may have said it best when he said, “Sometimes you just let go of the rope.”

At the half, the Rebels held a commanding 31-10 lead. Not only was the Ole Miss offense scoring almost at will, but the Rebel defense was thwarting its Football Championship Subdivision opponent’s best efforts to march down the field.

Then, for whatever reason, the Rebels let go of the rope as Bolden simply put it. (more…) (September 6, 2010)

Football a hot topic of conversation these days

The pros are playing exhibition games, the local high schools have all posted an official victory and the Ole Miss Rebels play in just a week. With all kinds of football going on, Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the talk he’s heard about the 2010 season. (August 27, 2010, Page 4A)

Oxford hosts Grenada in season opener

Speed is something the Oxford Chargers are going to have to deal with when they host Grenada Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field.

While first games are always the hardest for coaches to scout for, the one thing that has been consistent in preparing for Grenada is the amount of speed it has at the skill positions.

Leading the way from a skill standpoint is Cedric Tillman, who was second in Class 6A in the 100 meter dash this past spring. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound senior leads a talented backfield for coach Lamar Pitcock, who turned was able to improve Grenada from a 1-10 team in 2008 to a 5-6 team last year. (August 19, 2010, Page 6)

Sanders makes first appearance at practice

With the season opener against Jacksonville State a little less than a month away, the Ole Miss football team has wasted no time hitting the practice field and slowly but surely the Rebels are getting their newcomers onto the field. The latest addition was freshman receiver Vincent Sanders.

(more…) (August 9, 2010)

OM’s Scott trying to make a difference

Consider Rodney Scott fully motivated.

During an interview session late last week at the Indoor Practice Facility, the 5-foor-8 (“pushing 5-foot-9”, according to him) running back acknowledged what others are saying about the Rebels’ offense sans Dexter McCluster, Shay Hodge and Jevan Snead:

“The talk of the SEC is that we don’t have any offense, so the offense is working to get better; everybody is working to get better.” (July 6, 2010, Page 6A)

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