HOOVER, Ala.—Setbacks and defeats suffered in 2011 and the season before for older members of the Ole Miss Rebels are expected to make a difference in 2012. That’s the way the players are thinking heading into the start of summer drills and after an more positive, upbeat offseason. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)
BLOG – HOOVER, Ala. — Hugh Freeze made his first trip to the Southeastern Conference’s Media Day session Thursday morning with players Charles Sawyer, Mike Marry and Donte Moncrief alongside. (more…) (July 19, 2012)
Hugh Freeze knew his first spring game as Ole Miss’ football coach couldn’t end in a tie. Instead of the annual BancorpSouth Grove Bowl ending in a 17-17 deadlock Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Freeze gave each squad a chance to score in an overtime setting. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)
This was a man who filled up the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center on campus to hold his introductory press conference with media and fans. This was a man who could have been elected mayor after leading the Rebels to back-to-back Cotton Bowl wins in his first two seasons. He was the choice of so many fans when he was hired. He was the man with head coaching experience that everyone was clamoring for. (more…) (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
If they were, it’s hard not to think he wouldn’t come after Ole Miss junior Bryson Rose, who is the hottest kicker in the college game.
Ole Miss may not be producing a lot positive results on the field this season, but the native of Raleigh, N.C., has been completely the opposite. He continued his exceptional season by making two more field goals Saturday against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 1B)
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ole Miss’ 2011 football season went from bad to worse Saturday afternoon thanks to another second-half letdown that led to a 30-13 win for the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium.
In a game where the Rebels (2-7 overall, 0-6 in the Southeastern Conference) finally scored in the third quarter, and actually had a lead heading into the fourth, mistakes made in the final quarter proved costly. Ole Miss was outscored 20-0 in the fourth and after totaling 314 yards of offense in the first three quarters, the Rebels were held to just 78 yards the rest of the way. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 1B)
The Ole Miss Rebels have been searching for rhythm on offense all season long. Against No. 10 Arkansas this past Saturday, the Rebels were at their best against a quality opponent as they totaled 370 yards.
Quarterback Randall Mackey threw for 219 yards and two touchdowns while the running game ended up producing 151.
Freshman wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who caught both of Mackey’s touchdowns against the Razorbacks, talked about the improved chemistry with his quarterback, especially on deeper routes. (October 26, 2011, Page 2B)
Finish was the word Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt used several times during his weekly press conference Monday to describe the next step in the development of his young team. The Rebels played inspired football for a half against No. 10 Arkansas, but they were unable to hold on to a 17-0 lead and ultimately saw another opportunity for a win slip away. (October 25, 2011, Page 8)
Ole Miss’ best effort of the season Saturday afternoon at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was overshadowed by a third quarter that could be categorized as the team’s worst of the year. The Rebels, who lost 29-24 to Arkansas, played inspired football in the first half of their Southeastern Conference matchup with the No. 10 Razorbacks, jumping out to a 17-0 lead with 6:42 left in the second quarter. (more…) (October 24, 2011, Page 1B)