Former Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerrell Powe heard his name called in the 2011 National Football League Draft on Saturday, selected in the sixth round by the Kansas City Chiefs with the 199th overall pick. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 3B)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt may not know which of the four scholarship quarterbacks currently on the roster will start the 2011 season opener against BYU. He may not know who will step up and fill the vacated roles of Jerrell Powe and Ted Laurent on the defensive line, or even who will be the next go-to wide receiver in the new-look offense coordinated by first-year coach David Lee. (more…) (March 29, 2011, Page 8)
A league currently embroiled in a lockout stemming from extreme disagreements over financial disbursements and future contracts hasn’t swayed 15 former Ole Miss players from following their dream of playing in the NFL. (more…)
Earlier today Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe declared for the NFL Draft. (more…) (December 4, 2010)
Hard work is something the returning Ole Miss football players better get used to during the next several months based on what head coach Houston Nutt said during his final weekly press conference Monday. (more…) (November 30, 2010, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss’ subpar 2010 season is finally over and with it will come some changes. What those changes will be remains to be seen, but Monday’s team meeting between the coaches and players will be the start of some needed cleansing for the Rebels moving forward. (more…) (November 28, 2010)
Saturday evening’s game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the annual “Egg Bowl” will be the final home contest for 18 Ole Miss seniors. The class, which includes safeties Johnny Brown and Fon Ingram, linebacker Jonathan Cornell, and Oxford native Zach Brent, helped changed the fortune of the program over the past few seasons with back-to-back trips to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Two of the seniors who will honored before Saturday’s game, defensive tackle Jerrell Powe and defensive end Kentrell Lockett, could return next year, but for the majority of the class, the matchup with the Bulldogs will be the final time the group gets to put on the red and blue together. (November 25, 2010, Page 9A)
The ultimate goal for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into Saturday’s matchup with the No. 5 LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium was to return to Oxford with a big upset win.
That didn’t work out for the Rebels against one of their biggest rivals, but the effort and overall execution of the team was much improved a week after suffering a disappointing loss at Tennessee.
Ole Miss finished the game with 420 total yards and scored points almost at will in the 43-36 loss. The defense was unable to hold the Tigers late in the game when it mattered most, but the unit didn’t give up a ton of explosive plays that have hindered them in other losses this year. (November 22, 2010, Page 2B)
There’s still a chance Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe could return next season.
How much of a chance? Not even the 320-pounder knows that answer, because as he said on Monday, he’s still focused on the current season and getting Ole Miss bowl eligible.
Because Powe has only played three seasons (2008-10), he could apply for a waiver under a NCAA rule that allows non-qualifiers the ability to receive a fourth year if they’ve made progress in the classroom towards a degree — which, according to Powe he’ll graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
That is, until the second half started.
Ole Miss came out of the stoppage and proceeded to shut out the visiting Ragin’ Cajuns en route to a 43-21 Homecoming victory in front of an announced crowd 53,144 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (November 8, 2010, Page 1B)