Hugh Freeze’s second full spring as Ole Miss head coach was a lot different than his first and so was the annual Grove Bowl game. Injuries to some key players such as quarterback Bo Wallace, wide receiver Donte Moncrief an defensive end C.J. Johnson prevented Freeze and his staff holding a traditional spring football game Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (April 15, 2013, Page 9)
With only a handful of practices remaining in the spring season, culminating in the annual Grove Bowl on April 13, the Rebels are still searching for consistency from day to day.
Spring football practice at Ole Miss resumed Monday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The goal, coach Hugh Freeze said, was to get the team moving again with less than two weeks left to accomplish his goals. (April 2, 2013, Page 8)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss’ dramatic turnaround on the gridiron in Hugh Freeze’s first season was punctuated with an impressive, record-setting win in the annual BBVA Compass Bowl Saturday. Led by quarterback Bo Wallace, this year’s Fred Sington MVP winner, on offense and linebacker Mike Marry on defense, the Rebels defeated Pittsburgh 38-17 in front of a new bowl record crowd of 59,135 at Legion Field. (January 7, 2013, Page 1B)
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)
Charles Sawyer, Ole Miss’ junior rover and leader in the secondary, knew Saturday was a big day for first-year head coach Hugh Freeze before the team got off the bus and started filing through the Walk of Champions in the Grove. Sawyer, who just returned to the practice field last week in an attempt to play against Central Arkansas in the opener, said Freeze really wanted to win because of his affection for Ole Miss. (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
The Rebels practically emptied their bench Saturday against Central Arkansas and in doing so forced fans and media alike to crosscheck numbers with names on the official roster. (more…) (September 3, 2012, Page 1B)
Ole Miss’ final scrimmage before the season opener Sept. 1 featured an improved offensive attack led by the running of freshmen backs I’Tavius Mathers and Jaylen Walton Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. First-year coach Hugh Freeze said following the annual Meet the Rebels scrimmage that Mathers, who finished with 100 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries, and Walton, who had 42 yards on eight carries, had been steady, if not spectacular, during summer camp. (August 20, 2012, Page 1B)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze addressed the media following his team’s second scrimmage of the preseason. (more…) (August 18, 2012)
One of the misconceptions about Ole Miss’ new-look offense installed by coach Hugh Freeze is that the quarterback passes every down and the running game, well, is soft and unable to get the tough yard on a consistent basis. Freeze has tried to erase that misnomer about his offense since he was hired and most recently during summer camp.
He pointed out after Thursday’s practice session — one that included some tough runs made by former South Panola standout Nick Parker — that the offense is balanced, if not leaning towards more run plays. (August 17, 2012, Page 6A)