Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has had a lot on his mind this week. From trying to figure how to slow down an LSU offense that has become more balanced the last two weeks to figuring out which of his injured players would even make the trip to Tiger Stadium and Baton Rouge, La., Freeze has had to balance a lot in a short amount of time. The Rebels (5-5 overall, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) are banged up heading into Saturday’s contest against No. 8 LSU (8-2, 4-2). Vanderbilt’s 27-26 victory last week at Vaught-Hemingway did more than just hurt the team’s heart, it also physically hurt the Rebels. (November 16, 2012, Page 6A)
It appears that a week off has done Ole Miss freshman defensive tackle Issac Gross some good. After watching his hometown South Panola Tigers play Friday night, Gross just relaxed the rest of the weekend in order to completely heal up for Arkansas this Saturday. (October 24, 2012, Page 7)
A quick glance at Ole Miss’ depth chart shows only one true freshman atop his position: Issac Gross.
For the third consecutive week, the 6-foot-1, 254-pound Gross is penciled in as the Rebels’ starter at nose tackle ahead of senior Gilbert Pena and redshirt freshman Woodrow Hamilton. (more…) (September 14, 2012, Page 7A)
When Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze turned on UTEP’s game film from their 24-7 loss to No. 4 Oklahoma, he didn’t necessarily like what he saw from the Rebels’ next opponent. (September 4, 2012, Page 8)
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’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)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Ask any of Mississippi’s top football talents if he has heard from Ole Miss’ new coach and the answer was the same more often than not.
BLOG: Hello from Montgomery, Ala., the site of tomorrow’s Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. (more…) (December 9, 2011)
COLUMN: Some of the most talented high school football players in the nation hail from the state of Mississippi each year. The love of football in the state is evident in the turnout each Friday night and the reputation of a program with the success rate of South Panola has only elevated Mississippi’s stature in the nation. (more…) (July 13, 2011, Page 8)
Ole Miss secured its second and third commitments for the 2012 signing class from standout football players in less than a week on Tuesday when South Panola’s Temario Strong and Isaac Gross verbally pledged to play for the Rebels. (more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 8)