Editor Don Whitten takes a look at college football and its premier individual award, the Heisman Trophy, and notes how one game seems to take on as much importance as the other 11 a player or team has. (December 11, 2013, Page 4)
How long did it take you to get home after Saturday’s Ole Miss-Texas A&M football game. Editor Don Whitten writes about the “perfect storm” that created the situation, warns that it could happen again this weekend and notes that it’s something Ole Miss fans are going to have to adjust to as have fans at other schools and venues around the region and country. (October 16, 2013, Page 4)
Ole Miss is averaging 490 yards per game, yet 32 other teams around the country rank higher than the Rebels in total offense. Such is life in modern-day college football. (September 19, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has no clue about what is going on with Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. Regardless of whether the reigning Heisman Trophy winner accepted money for his autographs or not, Freeze does think on a personal level that players in the Southeastern Conference deserve some extra money.
COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — Give Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel credit. He took his early departure from the annual Manning Passing Camp in stride at SEC Media Days on Wednesday morning. Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, was literally swarmed by media who were more interested in why he was asked to leave by the camp’s leader, former Ole Miss standout Archie Manning, last week than how he avoids a blitzer. (more…) (July 18, 2013, Page 7)
An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
Cody Prewitt had a career day Saturday. With Ole Miss looking for its first Southeastern Conference win in 16 attempts, the sophomore safety racked up a team-best six tackles with two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
When a college football game is decided by three points and in the final minutes like Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M was Saturday night, coaches, fans, players and media will often go to the stats to figure out where the game was won or lost.
In the case of the Rebels, a season-high 10 penalties that garnered 71 yards hurt their chances of earning the victory as much as any stat, including two interceptions thrown by Bo Wallace. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)