Houston Nutt is the head football coach for the Ole Miss Rebels. The Arkansas native graduated from Oklahoma State, where he played quarterback, after transferring from Arkansas.
For the first time this spring the Ole Miss football Rebels strapped on their pads on Monday for Day 3 of practice.
With the Rebels still getting their feet wet after over two months away from the gridiron, errors weren’t few and far in between. (March 30, 2010, Page 9)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Behold! Placebo Football! As the Ole Miss football team prepares for spring practice and the “fake” football season, the quarterback issue heats up in a big way. With the exodus of Jevan Snead, three QBs stand out as candidates for the starting position: Nathan Stanley, Raymond Cotton and Juco transfer Randall Mackey. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects the issue and leaves no stones unturned this week as the annual Red Blue game creeps up on the team and fans everywhere. (March 26, 2010, Page 11)
There are several questions that need to be answered for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into the 2010 football season and the 15 spring practices at the disposal of coach Houston Nutt will go a ways to help clearing some of those up. (March 26, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss rising sophomore Pat Patterson has been suspended for the spring, head coach Houston Nutt announced during his pre-spring drills press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday. (March 25, 2010, Page 6)
Proving people wrong is something Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster has had to do his entire college career. Because of his size at 5-foot-8, 172-pounds, many thought McCluster wouldn’t be able to take the game-to-game pounding in the rugged Southeastern Conference. (March 24, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss’ Pro Day held at the Indoor Practice Facility on Tuesday gave former Rebel players a chance to impress NFL scouts in different ways. Of the 21 current and two former Rebels, everyone had something to prove in front of scouts from 28 NFL teams. (March 24, 2010, Page 7A)
The 12th annual Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer will be held at 9 a.m. April 10. Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt will kick off the race this year. The entry fee is $20 for individuals before March 23, or $25 after March 23. Groups of five or more may register for $15 per entry. Register online at www.racesonline.com, or pick up an entry form at the University Counseling Center. Wristbands promoting the race are also available at the Counseling Center. (February 28, 2010)
Ole Miss football player Bennie F. Abram III, 20, died Friday afternoon following a 5:30 a.m. workout session at the Indoor Practice Facility on the Oxford campus. Abram, a 2007 graduate of DeSoto Central and a walk-on transfer from Itawamba Community College, collapsed during the first workout of the spring. Head Coach Houston Nutt called the junior safety “part of our family.” (February 22, 2010, Page 1)
Ole Miss Sports Information Director Langston Rogers has been in the business for almost 50 years, including the past 30 with the Rebels. Take a look at Rogers’ influence on college athletics and the people in it as he gets set to retire later this spring. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)
AROUND THE SQUARE — After a four-year hiatus from college football, Dave Rader was announced last week as Ole Miss’ next offensive coordinator. This past weekend he met with the media to discuss his decision to return to coaching rather than switch to politics.
In other around-the-square news, credit goes to Saints coach Sean Payton for his team’s win over the Colts in the Super Bowl, and the Ole Miss men fall out of the Top 25. (February 9, 2010, Page 9)