COLUMN: Bo Wallace has a bad shoulder and has been limited in practice this week. The fact he’s Ole Miss’ best and most complete quarterback for head coach Hugh Freeze’s system is reason enough to think that the coaching staff might let him rest a while (or an entire game) to preserve Wallace for the rest of the year. (more…) (September 28, 2012, Page 7A)
Ole Miss returned to the practice fields Tuesday for its first full day of preparation for Saturday’s matchup with No. 1 Alabama. A couple of hurt Rebels — defensive tackles Uriah Grant and Woodrow Hamilton — were back and going through various drills, while starting quarterback Bo Wallace was dressed but did not go through drills, according to coach Hugh Freeze. (September 26, 2012, Page 6)
After watching film of Saturday’s 39-0 win over Tulane, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said his team actually got as close to playing a complete as it has all season. With the exception of three lost fumbles, Freeze seem to think his team did everything expected of them in all three phases.
That’s good news considering the now Rebels (3-1 overall) travel to play at No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night to open their Southeastern Conference schedule. (September 25, 2012, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: Earlier today Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze met with the media during his regularly scheduled press conference at Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility and addressed a number of topics. (more…) (September 24, 2012)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss’ defenders had smiles on their faces after Saturday’s game with Tulane in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. A week after allowing 676 yards in a 66-31 loss to No. 12 Texas, the Rebel defense made a huge turnaround in a 39-0 win over the Green Wave. (more…) (September 24, 2012, Page 1B)
NEW ORLEANS — Hugh Freeze’s goal of seeing his team play a complete game, with improved consistency, didn’t materialize quite like he was hoping Saturday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Ole Miss’ defense was much improved against Tulane in the 39-0 win but the offense sputtered outside of the first quarter and produced three fumbles that thwarted potential scoring opportunities.
Offensive coordinator Dan Werner said the fumbles, specifically those made by quarterback Bo Wallace, have to disappear with No. 1 Alabama up next. (September 24, 2012, Page 1B)
After three straight weeks of playing games in Oxford, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze seems to be looking forward to his first road game of the season Saturday at Tulane. It’s not that Freeze doesn’t like playing in front of a capacity crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium like he did last week, he just feels like a little time away from campus, with his team having less distractions and a less hyped game, could serve as a positive. (September 21, 2012, Page 6A)
Charles Sawyer was one of the last Ole Miss players to leave Tuesday’s practice session inside the Indoor Practice Facility. It’s not that Sawyer was in trouble, far from it, he was just busy getting extra reps at his new position — cornerback. (September 19, 2012, Page 6)
In an effort to avoid a hangover from the 66-31 loss suffered at the hands of then No. 14 Texas this Saturday against Tulane, Freeze and his staff want the players to focus on making corrections from the Texas game but not dwell on the outcome. (September 18, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze’s plan of keeping Saturday’s epic game with No. 14 Texas close and allowing the near record crowd of 61,797 at Ole Miss’ Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to help his Rebels late never materialized.
Instead of heading into the fourth quarter down just a field goal or a touchdown, the Rebels trailed the Longhorns by 28 (52-24) with no hope of ever catching them thanks to his defense’s inability to slow quarterback David Ash or a running game that totaled 350 yards overall. (September 17, 2012, Page 1B)