For a few minutes, it looked as if Ole Miss wouldn’t have to deal with Johnny Manziel. But Ole Miss did, and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner turned a game in the balance into a case of déjà vu for the Rebels. (October 14, 2013, Page 1B)
Comparative analysis is never that trustworthy a means of evaluation in college football, let alone at the halfway mark of a season. Most hardcore stat nerds would tell you how little they actually look at head-to-head wins and losses as means of prognosticating an upcoming game. (October 10, 2013, Page 9)
BLOG — Ole Miss is trying to bounce back from back-to-back losses to Alabama and, most recently, Auburn. Things won’t get any easier for the Rebels this Saturday (7:30 p.m., ESPN) when No. 9 Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel visit Oxford. (more…) (October 7, 2013)
AUBURN, Ala. — Gus Malzahn 1, Hugh Freeze 0.
The inaugural matchup between the two friends turned foes went to Malzahn Saturday night as Auburn rode the legs of quarterback Nick Marshall and a dominant outing from its defensive front to defeat Freeze’s 24th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels 30-22 in front of a crowd of 86,504 at Jordan-Hare Stadium. (October 7, 2013, Page 1B)
Tyler Siskey is not the reason Ole Miss was shut out in Tuscaloosa, Ala., last week. That’s thanks in part to a disparity of athletes that, while smaller than in years past, is still enough of a gulf to make this annual game somewhat of an inevitability. (October 4, 2013, Page 7A)
Highly successful high school coaches. Moving on to be assistants at the college level before eventually landing head coaching gigs at major programs.
There are a lot of similarities in the career paths taken by Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn, and those parallels have made for a close bond off the field for the men who were cut from nearly the same coaching cloth. (October 2, 2013, Page 6)
BLOG — It’s been less than 48 hours since Ole Miss was shut out by No. 1 Alabama — a first in the Hugh Freeze era — but the Rebels have to move on quickly with another tough road test this week. The Rebels will continue their tour of Alabama with a trip to Auburn Saturday night. (more…) (September 30, 2013)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Different year, same result.
Alabama tailbacks T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake combined to run for 220 yards and two touchdowns, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide continued their dominance over Ole Miss with a 25-0 victory over the No. 21 Rebels Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium. (September 30, 2013, Page 1B)
Rest assured, this won’t be the David Cutcliffe loss. It probably won’t be the Ed Orgeron loss, but it might be the Houston Nutt loss. (September 27, 2013, Page 7A)
Ole Miss didn’t produce a lot of yards or points against Alabama in last year’s 33-14 loss. But quarterback Bo Wallace remembered one aspect of the Rebels’ attack that the Crimson Tide wasn’t too fond of, even if college football’s top-ranked team may be growing accustomed to seeing it by now. (September 25, 2013, Page 6)