When Hugh Freeze walked into the IPF’s team meeting room Monday something seemed different.
For months, a lot has been said, both within those walls and on the practice field, regarding the state of the Ole Miss football team. But, more often than not, the question-and-answer sessions have only involved Ole Miss: How was practice? Or the latest scrimmage?
Wearing a button-down shirt and a sports coat, accented by an “Ole Miss” script lapel pin, Freeze was introduced — not that it was really needed — to the media in attendance as “the head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels” for the first time with an actual game on the horizon. (August 28, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze seemed to feel more like a dentist than he did Ole Miss’ first-year head football coach Tuesday morning. Shortly after his Rebels went through their first practice outside this week and first since a second two-a-day practice session on Monday, Freeze made the comment that Tuesday’s drills felt more like pulling teeth than anything else. (August 15, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: It’s not officially football season until Media Day has come and gone.
Well, as far as Ole Miss is concerned, today marked the start of the fall season when first-year head coach Hugh Freeze addressed the local media at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (August 3, 2012)
BLOG — Current Ole Miss tight end Jamal Mosley and former Ole Miss two-way standout Nickolas Brassell were arrested Saturday on various charges by the Oxford Police Department. (more…) (July 23, 2012, Page 6)
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)
Not only was it announced he would not be retained past this season, but his team was defeated handily by Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
Things won’t get any easier for Nutt and the Rebels this week as No. 1 LSU comes to Oxford. (November 15, 2011, Page 6)
Tuesday the Rebels were back at it, on the practice field preparing for this weekend’s homecoming game against Louisiana Tech. (November 9, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG: As if Monday’s news wasn’t enough to handle, there were rumors floating around throughout today that Ole Miss standout freshman receiver/cornerback Nickolas Brassell would not be available this weekend against Louisiana Tech.
(more…) (November 8, 2011)
Finish is a word that has been used repeatedly by the Ole Miss football team and coaching staff for nearly a week. Ever since the Rebels’ 29-24 loss to then No. 10 Arkansas last Saturday at home, the players have been wanting for the next opportunity to show they can finish a fast start and win their first Southeastern Conference game of the year.
Ole Miss’ next chance comes Saturday at Auburn, a team that has handled the Rebels the past two seasons under coach Gene Chizik. From junior tight end Jamal Mosley’s standpoint, the contest is a must-win. (October 28, 2011, Page 9A)