Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze raved about the energy he saw from his defense during the team’s Saturday practice leading up to this week’s BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. Ole Miss went through another round of drills and workouts Friday and Saturday in the Indoor Practice Facility as work has now shifted to scheming for Big East foe Pittsburgh. (December 31, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss had some fun wrapping up Week 1 of its bowl preparation.
Thursday, the Rebels opened their abbreviated practice at the Indoor Practice Facility with a coaches-versus-players 7-on-7 challenge before going right into a scrimmage. (December 21, 2012, Page 6A)
Wins for Ole Miss against Mississippi State and Auburn on the gridiron this season carried over to the recruiting front Thursday afternoon when defensive tackle Lavon Hooks picked the Rebels. After a long back-and-forth battle and the three postponements of his public announcement, the 6-foot-4, 290-pound Northeast Mississippi Community College standout officially signed with the Rebels to the delight of coach Hugh Freeze and Ole Miss fans who have been anxiously following his recruitment. (December 21, 2012, Page 6A)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss wrapped up its first week of bowl preparation Thursday with a rather unique practice at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (December 20, 2012)
Often times bowl practices can be rather mundane as players go through the motions while preparing for the season finale.
Wednesday’s practice inside the Indoor Practice Facility continued along the typical trajectory until the end. (December 20, 2012, Page 6)
The first day junior college football players could sign with a four-year school came and went without a commitment and signature from Northeast Mississippi Community College defensive tackle Lavon Hooks. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Georgia native was scheduled to announce a final decision Wednesday afternoon via his Twitter account. (December 20, 2012, Page 6)
Temario Strong has shown the physical promise to be a linebacker in the Southeastern Conference.
Aided by extra practice time thanks to preparation for the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 5, the 6-foot, 240-pound South Panola High product may begin to tap his potential sooner rather than later. (December 20, 2012, Page 7)
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Carlos Thompson has the green light to do what most middle-aged American men can only dream of: Eat whatever he wants without consequence.
This past season the former four-star defensive end from Hollandale-Simmons High redshirted in large part because he was deemed as completely underweight for his 6-foot-4 frame. (December 19, 2012, Page 8)
Editor Don Whitten, who’s been typing letters to Santa Claus from children around the community, wondered what letters from some well-known folks might have said. He’s speculates on letters from football coaches, school personnel, et cetera. (December 19, 2012, Page 4)