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.
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)
Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers didn’t think he was on the verge of a career performance midway through Saturday night’s game with Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. He was just 6-for-13 for 54 yards in the first half, while the Commodores totaled just 128 yards and a mere six points. (more…) (November 12, 2012, Page 1B)
Two days before, the Rebels had their first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts within grasp. Had one of any number of plays gone Ole Miss’ way, the Rebels may have pulled out the elusive win. (more…) (October 9, 2012, Page 6)
That’s what Ole Miss’ defense and offense showed in Saturday’s 33-14 loss to No. 1 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Compared to two weeks ago, when the Rebels blew 50 assignments according to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, Saturday’s effort against the tough-minded Crimson Tide was much improved. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)
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)
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)
Ole Miss will kick off its 2012 season at 6 p.m. with a first-ever gridiron showdown with Central Arkansas.
The game can be viewed on Pay-per-view or ESPN3.com. (more…) (September 1, 2012)
Hugh Freeze knew his first spring game as Ole Miss’ football coach couldn’t end in a tie. Instead of the annual BancorpSouth Grove Bowl ending in a 17-17 deadlock Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Freeze gave each squad a chance to score in an overtime setting. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 1B)