As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.
The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss’ transition on the football field will officially get a jump start today when the Rebels take the practice field with first-year head coach Hugh Freeze for the first time. The next 15 days are expected to be a time of learning, not only for the players but the coaching staff as well. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)
It’s spring break time across the nation but instead of hitting the beaches or taking a cruise to a tropical destination, two former Maryland Terrapins are planning to visit Oxford.
Sophomore quarterback Danny O’Brien and offensive tackle Max Garcia are scheduled to visit with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his staff today before traveling to other schools looking for the best fit after both were released by Maryland coach Randy Edsall on Feb. 13. (more…) (March 20, 2012, Page 6)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze came to the New Orleans Arena on Saturday to root on the men’s basketball in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. He ended up talking some football before he got to cheer on the Rebels in their semifinal game with Vanderbilt.
Ole Miss’ 15 spring practice sessions begin March 23 and Freeze said there is a lot to teach between then and the annual Red-Blue spring game April 21. (March 12, 2012, Page 4B)
BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze was nice enough to meet with the Ole Miss beat writers for about 10 minutes prior to today’s semifinal game between the Rebels and Vanderbilt in the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. (more…) (March 10, 2012)
Ole Miss’ final verbal commitment, and subsequent letter of intent, of the 2012 football signing class made the biggest impact Wednesday for first-year coach Hugh Freeze and his staff.
As highly rated and needed as Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward is to the signing class, Oxford, Ala., Trae Elston (6-foot, 183 pounds) coming on board Wednesday and picking the Rebels over LSU and Oklahoma State live on ESPNU from his high school helped finish out Freeze’s first class in style. (February 2, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze turned the corner, walked into the Indoor Practice Facility’s team meeting room, stepped in front of the podium to face the media and took a deep breath.
Hugh Freeze’s first football signing class wasn’t big on numbers, but it did include some important players for the future of the program. By the Oxford EAGLE’s press time at 10:15 a.m., Ole Miss received a total of 11 National Letters of Intent from players across the state and region. Four players — quarterback Bo Wallace, defensive back Dehendret Collins, offensive lineman Darone Bailey and offensive lineman Pierce Burton — already signed scholarship papers and are enrolled in the spring semester. (more…) (February 1, 2012, Page 6)
C.J. Beathard said Monday the fit just didn’t seem right anymore.
After being one of Ole Miss’ first commitments for its 2012 signing class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Battle Ground Academy quarterback (Franklin, Tenn.) officially decommitted from the Rebels over the weekend in exchange for a spot on the Iowa Hawkeyes list. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
COLUMN: Oxford was a busy town over the weekend for more reasons than just the return of the Ole Miss student body. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, his staff and some of his players hosted a number of recruits for official visits.
Some players, such as Aberdeen defensive end Channing Ward and South Panola defensive tackle Isaac Gross, were already committed to the Rebels, while others such as Oxford, Ala., cornerback Trae Elston or Ruston, La., cornerback Kentrell Brice were not. (more…) (January 23, 2012, Page 2B)