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 has made it through the first three weeks of the season unscathed, beginning a campaign 3-0 for the first time since 1989. Now it’s time for the Rebels to clean up the mistakes, break any obvious repetitions and get healthy for an upcoming schedule that head coach Hugh Freeze called “probably the toughest stretch of games that anyone will have to play this year.” (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
BLOG — With its 44-23 victory at Texas over the weekend, No. 21 Ole Miss reeled off its fifth straight win under second-year coach Hugh Freeze dating back to last season. But with a brutal stretch of SEC games coming up, the Rebels don’t have a whole lot of time to spend patting themselves on the back. (more…) (September 16, 2013)
The Ole Miss Rebels were introduced to more about their season-opening opponent, Vanderbilt, in Tuesday’s practice. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)
COLUMN: August nears, and optimism reigns. College football is never more popular in the drowsiest of the summer months, if only because fans starved for the game begin hoping and explaining away potential problems about their team with a litany of best case scenarios. (more…) (July 30, 2013, Page 6)
The start of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss begins Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium, home to the league’s best team in No. 1 Alabama. Two weeks after losing 66-31 to then No. 14 Texas, the Rebels have a chance to show the nation watching at home via ESPN that they have improved from that defeat and that they are more prepared to run the gauntlet against the nation’s best teams. (more…) (September 28, 2012, Page 6A)
Heading into preseason camp, new offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke made it a goal of his to give every player a clean slate.
The former Ole Miss center felt it wasn’t fair to judge his players abilities strictly on what they accomplished with the former coaching staff. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)
There was the good: Randall Mackey showed consistency passing the ball, the defense provided a constant presence in the offensive backfield, the tight ends looked like reliable targets, head coach Houston Nutt said he liked the attitudes he saw from the defense and incumbent kicker Bryson Rose connected on all four field goals from 40 yards and beyond. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 6A)
Focus and leaning on a few seniors are two of the many ways Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt was planning on turning around the Rebels’ fortunes Saturday night when they host Fresno State at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
A 1-2 start to the season, against teams that are not the best on the Rebels’ schedule, is not what Nutt and his staff anticipated in preseason.
But instead of dwelling on the slow start and feeling sorry about where the team is, Nutt said the only medicine is to get back to work and ultimately earn a win. (September 21, 2010, Page 6)