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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Hearing better than ever, Shepard ‘ready to go’ in SEC

With quick feet and fluid hips to go with his 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame, Tee Shepard has all the physical tools that make Ole Miss’ coaches believe he could be a true shutdown cornerback for the Rebels this fall. Now Shepard has the hearing to match. Most of it at least. (April 13, 2015, Page 6)

QBs, offense lead Blue past Red in Grove Bowl

The margin separating Ole Miss’ three quarterbacks has been so thin, offensive coordinator Dan Werner described it as “ridiculous.” They all got to put on one final spring audition for their coaches in the Grove Bowl on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Werner and head coach Hugh Freeze will have to review the tape to get a more accurate assessment of the signal callers’ performances, but immediately after watching the Blue team top the Red, 17-7, in a full-scale scrimmage, not much changed that opinion. (April 12, 2015, Page 1B)

COLUMN: QB job Kelly’s to lose

Sports Editor Davis Potter explains why he thinks even though Ryan Buchanan took the slight lead over the other quarterbacks in the spring that it will still be Chad Kelly’s job to lose come fall. (April 12, 2015, Page 1B)

Defense gets mixed reviews from Grove Bowl performance

All eyes were on Ole Miss’ offense in this year’s Grove Bowl, but that does not mean the defense did not have a watchful eye kept on it. The reviews were mixed from head coach Hugh Freeze and defensive coordinator Dave Wommack after the 17-7 win by the Blue team over the Red squad. (April 12, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

VIDEO: Ole Miss’ Freeze, QBs talk Grove Bowl

The Ole Miss football team concluded its spring with the Grove Bowl on Saturday. The Rebels split into two teams and held a full scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with the Blue team beating the Red squad, 17-7. (more…) (April 11, 2015)

Ole Miss receivers draw mixed reviews in spring

What kind of spring have Ole Miss’ wide receivers had? A former defensive back has been the best of the group. That’s the word from head coach Hugh Freeze, whose wideouts have struggled to string together consistency the last five weeks. There’s no shortage of targets for quarterbacks Ryan Buchanan, DeVante Kincade and Chad Kelly to throw to even with Laquon Treadwell out, but even the simplest passes aren’t always resulting in completions. (April 10, 2015, Page 6A)

Full game tentatively planned for Grove Bowl

For now, Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze is planning on giving fans what they want in the Rebels’ annual Grove Bowl on Saturday. But those plans could change at any moment. (April 10, 2015, Page 6A)

Liggins focuses on ‘being the best tackle I can be’

Jeremy Liggins didn’t put up a fight. When Ole Miss’ coaches approached the rising junior about moving to yet another position before spring practice started, one where he would go from having a chance to touch the football on any given play to having no shot, Liggins didn’t plead to stay put. He did what the Rebels needed him to do — and what he may have needed to do for his future. (April 9, 2015, Page 6, 7)

Man killed by police ‘a father figure’ to Ole Miss’ Brown

The man who was fatally gunned down from behind by a police officer in Charleston, South Carolina over the weekend has a connection to Ole Miss defensive end Fadol Brown. Walter Scott, who was shot and killed by Michael Slager while running away from the officer following a scuffle after a traffic stop Saturday, was dating the mother of Brown’s girlfriend, according to a statement released by Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on Wednesday. (April 9, 2015, Page 6)

Back at WR, Jones a wild card for Rebels’ offense

Derrick Jones is brimming with talent. It’s why Ole Miss’ coaches are determined to get him on the field. And they’ve decided once and for all that his best chance for that to happen is at wide receiver. (April 8, 2015, Page 3B)

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