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Houston Nutt

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.

Several newcomers will see action in Saturday’s opener

It’s a good thing the Ole Miss Rebels have name plates back on their jerseys because fans will have a lot of new names to learn when their team kicks its season off on Saturday against the BYU Cougars.

When Ole Miss’ first official two-deep depth chart was released on Monday, 24 players listed were either freshmen (both true and redshirt) or transfers. (August 30, 2011, Page 8)

JUCO transfer more than just a return man

Ole Miss’ return game has experienced some turnover since the last time the Rebels took the field.

Gone is Jesse Grandy, who transferred to Central Arkansas after averaging 14.7 yards per punt return and 20.9 per kick return as a sophomore. (more…) (August 26, 2011, Page 7A)

Mackey forces Nutt’s hand in QB competition

Houston Nutt cut to the point pretty quick following Ole Miss’ football practice on Tuesday.

Flanked by reporters, the Ole Miss head coach skipped his customary opening statement and announced that Randall Mackey will be suspended for the Rebels’ season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 because of his recent arrest.

In Mackey’s place, Nutt said sophomore Barry Brunetti will start and junior Zack Stoudt will also see playing time.

Talking to reporters, it was obvious that Nutt was disappointed Mackey forced his hand in regard to the quarterback competition.

RELATED ARTICLES:
(BLOG) Nutt suspends Mackey, names Brunetti Game 1 starter
(BLOG) Nutt issues statement regarding Mackey’s arrest (August 24, 2011, Page 8)

Nutt suspends Mackey, names Brunetti Game 1 starter

BLOG: Houston Nutt was not short and to the point after today’s football practice.

Asked about the status of Randall Mackey, who was recently arrested by the Oxford Police Department and charged with disorderly conduct – failure to comply, Nutt said the former JUCO All-American will be suspended for the season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 and that Barry Brunetti will start. (Nutt added that Zack Stoudt will receive playing time as well.) (more…) (August 23, 2011)

Dorsey looking for redemption in 2011

A lot was made of Wayne Dorsey’s arrival in Oxford prior to the 2010 spring semester.

After graduating early from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Dorsey enrolled early in Ole Miss to get a jump start on adapting to life in the Southeastern Conference. (more…) (August 23, 2011, Page 2B)

Rebs tout ‘outstanding’ signing class

OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)

Rebels have talent, depth at RB

It’s probably fair to say Ole Miss fans are hoping for a different 2011 on the gridiron.

One area that will need to remain the same if the Rebels are going to improve on their 4-8 season from a year ago, is their rushing attack.

Ole Miss ranked third in the Southeastern Conference in rushing offense, averaging 207.6 yards per game, and returns its top three running backs in All-SEC candidate Brandon Bolden, fellow senior Enrique Davis and sophomore Jeff Scott. (more…) (August 17, 2011, Page 6)

Golson turns down offer from BoSox

The wild roller coaster that surrounded the Boston Red Sox late courtship of dual-sport standout Senquez Golson finally came to an end Monday night with the passing of Major League Baseball’s midnight (ET) deadline for drafted players to sign professional contracts.

Golson, who had been practicing with the Gridiron Rebels up until flying to Boston early Monday, turned down at least one offer of $1.3 million according to RebelGrove.com to retain his amateur status.

It was believed all along that Golson’s decision would go down to the wire, so much so that following Monday’s football practice Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt asked reporters if there was any news. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)

OL Morris makes move to first team at guard

Aaron Morris hasn’t wasted any time making an impression on the Rebels’ coaching staff.

After showing out during Ole Miss’ first preseason scrimmage on Saturday, the freshman offensive lineman worked at left guard with the first team during Monday’s scrimmage. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)

No real movement in Ole Miss quarterback race

While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.

Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).

Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)

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