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Keith Burns

Rebs’ Rose remains perfect

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Alabama coach Nick Saban has to be wishing late season trades were available in the college game like they are in the NFL.

If they were, it’s hard not to think he wouldn’t come after Ole Miss junior Bryson Rose, who is the hottest kicker in the college game.

Ole Miss may not be producing a lot positive results on the field this season, but the native of Raleigh, N.C., has been completely the opposite. He continued his exceptional season by making two more field goals Saturday against Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2011, Page 1B)

Temple leading new group of DBs

There was a point in time four years ago when Marcus Temple didn’t know if he would see much playing time in Ole Miss’ secondary. Coming from Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy as a walk-on, Temple was the “extra” guy on the roster that would likely help out more on special teams than in the defensive backfield.

That assessment of Temple’s potential contribution to the Rebels was underestimated thanks in large part to his desire to be much more than just a role player. (August 24, 2011, Page 9)

OL Morris makes move to first team at guard

Aaron Morris hasn’t wasted any time making an impression on the Rebels’ coaching staff.

After showing out during Ole Miss’ first preseason scrimmage on Saturday, the freshman offensive lineman worked at left guard with the first team during Monday’s scrimmage. (August 16, 2011, Page 8)

Nutt welcomes newcomers to Rebels

Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.

With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.

A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)

Mason’s future in question; other spring tidbits

BLOG: Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt touched on a variety of topics during his pre-spring practice press conference held this afternoon at the Indoor Practice Facility. (more…) (March 28, 2011)

Newberg: Recruiting is a marathon, not a sprint

National Signing Day has been a big part of Jamie Newberg’s life for the past 20 years. The national football recruiting analyst, who lives in Tampa, Fla., is currently working for ESPN and will be a main member of the network’s coverage team on Wednesday. (more…) (January 28, 2011, Page 6A)

Burns reunites with Nutt, joins Ole Miss’ staff

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt finished making moves on his staff for the 2011 season today with the hiring of Keith Burns as secondary coach. Burns, a 1982 graduate of Arkansas, comes to Ole Miss from Kansas State where he coached defensive backs under coach Bill Snyder. (more…) (January 21, 2011, Page 6A)

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