An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace used the word “crushed” describe the way his teammates felt in the dressing room after Saturday night’s 30-27 loss to Texas A&M.
Hugh Freeze, the leader of the Rebels, said he was “very disappointed” with the come-from-behind win for the Aggies and that the “kids and coaches were hurting” from the outcome. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
When a college football game is decided by three points and in the final minutes like Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M was Saturday night, coaches, fans, players and media will often go to the stats to figure out where the game was won or lost.
In the case of the Rebels, a season-high 10 penalties that garnered 71 yards hurt their chances of earning the victory as much as any stat, including two interceptions thrown by Bo Wallace. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)
A decision on who will start at quarterback against Texas A&M will come Thursday, according to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, who announced Monday that there would be greater competition between Bo Wallace and Barry Brunetti at practice this week. Wallace, who has started every game this year, has been nagged by turnovers the past few weeks as well as a shoulder injury. (October 3, 2012, Page 6)
Just five weeks after sophomore Bo Wallace secured the starting quarterback position away from Barry Brunetti, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze announced Monday there would be more competition this week between the quarterbacks. In essence, Freeze is going to have a mini summer camp this week to see who can best lead the Rebels (3-2 overall, 0-1 in Southeastern Conference play) against the red-hot Texas A&M Aggies (3-1, 1-1). (October 2, 2012, Page 6)
It doesn’t take an offensive guru like Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to realize the Rebels will have their hands full this weekend with Texas A&M and specifically quarterback Johnny Manziel coming to town. (more…) (October 2, 2012, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss hasn’t exactly gone back to the drawing board, but head coach Hugh Freeze did make it pretty clear that just because Bo Wallace has been the man, doesn’t mean he will continue to be QB 1 if he continues to turn over the ball. (more…) (October 1, 2012)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Hugh Freeze’s face walking into Saturday night’s postgame press conference to talk about his Ole Miss Rebels’ 33-14 setback to No. 1 Alabama in front of 101,821 fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium said everything that needed to be said. It appeared that Freeze was more pleased with how his team played against the vaunted Crimson Tide even before he said as much.
His face also seemed to show disappointment with mistakes made again during the course of the game, such as the 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown turned in by Christion Jones that erased the Rebels’ only lead of the game.
In the end, Freeze was pleased with the effort, the fight and the attitude his Rebels displayed in their first road game in a hostile environment, but he just wanted the game to be a little closer late and he took blame for not allowing that to happen. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)
That’s what Ole Miss’ defense and offense showed in Saturday’s 33-14 loss to No. 1 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Compared to two weeks ago, when the Rebels blew 50 assignments according to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, Saturday’s effort against the tough-minded Crimson Tide was much improved. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)