Ole Miss has built some momentum under second-year head coach Hugh Freeze, winning its last five games dating back to last season and vaulting into the rankings for the first time since 2009.
Now the No. 21-ranked Rebels get to see exactly how far they’ve come in the form of a trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to tangle with two-time defending national champion and No. 1 Alabama this Saturday. (September 24, 2013, Page 6)
BLOG — The rest is over for Ole Miss. Up next is Alabama.
The Rebels (3-0 overall) returned to the practice field Sunday following their first bye week of the season in preparation for their upcoming trip to Tuscaloosa to square off against two-time defending national champion and No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide. (more…) (September 23, 2013)
Ole Miss is 3-0, so naturally we negative, energy-vampire media types should look at all the ways in which they shouldn’t be. (September 19, 2013, Page 7)
AUSTIN, Texas — Ole Miss’ next step as a program under coach Hugh Freeze came at the expense of the tailspinning Texas Longhorns.
A year after the Longhorns came to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and won by 35 points, the No. 25 Rebels returned the favor in the form of a 44-23 win Saturday night. (September 16, 2013, Page 1B)
AUSTIN, Texas. — What a difference a year makes. After suffering an embarrassing 35-point loss at the hands of the Texas Longhorns last year at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels returned the favor to the Longhorns Saturday night. (more…) (September 15, 2013)
For a half of Saturday’s home opener against Southeast Missouri, the No. 25 Ole Miss Rebels looked like a team that could have easily covered the 52-point spread oddsmakers made them. But for the other half of the Rebels’ 31-13 win in front of a crowd of 60,815 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, they struggled to move the ball and give the same kind of effort they did early with the second- and third-team units in the lineup. (September 9, 2013, Page 1B)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ole Miss’ 2013 Southeastern Conference season opener against Vanderbilt was won the way head coach Hugh Freeze likes to see his team play: gritty and fast. The Rebels’ first win over Vanderbilt in four matchups was a thriller, to say the least, and a definite delight for the hoard of Ole Miss fans in the stands (August 30, 2013, Page 6A)
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)
HOOVER, Ala. — Denzel Nkemdiche’s stellar freshman season didn’t go unnoticed. The Ole Miss linebacker finished the 2012 season with 82 tackles, including 13 for a loss, two stats that helped him earn a place on the preseason All-SEC first-team defense Thursday. (more…) (July 19, 2013, Page 6A)
HOOVER, Ala. — As deep as the Ole Miss Rebels are in some positions like running back and wide receiver, they are just as thin at positions like tight end, cornerback and safety. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said those three positions are the thinnest of any on the team during his talks at the Southeastern Conference Media Days Tuesday. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 9)