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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Keith Lewis

Ole Miss gets back to basics in first practice of open date

Ole Miss has started dabbling in the game plan for Arkansas, but with the matchup against the Razorbacks nearly two weeks away, the Rebels have some time to refine the fundamentals that get lost over the course of a 12-game regular season. The Rebels spent most of Tuesday’s practice getting back to the basics, much to the pleasure of coach Hugh Freeze. (November 12, 2014, Page 1B)

NOTEBOOK: Nkemdiche out for year

Once linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche was seen in street clothes and using crutches on the sidelines at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, there were fears the junior could have suffered yet another major injury. Those fears were correct as Nkemdiche underwent surgery Sunday to repair a fracture ankle he suffered early in the Rebels’ 10-7 loss to LSU. (October 28, 2014, Page 6)

Fast start paces Rebels’ win over Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The 110,633 people who filed into Kyle Field on Saturday night made for the largest crowd to ever witness any kind of football game in Texas. They saw a dominant performance from the visitors. No. 3 Ole Miss had 21 points before the first 20 minutes ticked off the clock and used the fast start to cruise to a 35-20 victory over No. 14 Texas A&M. The win moved the Rebels to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Southeastern Conference, their best start in the league since 2003. (October 12, 2014, Page 1B)

Defense gives championship-like effort in win

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — They say defense wins championships. The Southeastern Conference’s No. 1 defense looked like a championship caliber team in Ole Miss’ 35-20 win over No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday night. (October 12, 2014, Page 2B)

NOTEBOOK: Ole Miss being real with Tide’s run defense

Ole Miss’ running game has shown some signs of life recently. The Rebels broke 200 yards on the ground for the first time three weeks ago against Louisiana-Lafayette and followed that up with 178 yards against Memphis last Saturday. Ole Miss has increased its average run to 4 yards after mustering a measly 2.9 through the first two games, a byproduct of some explosive scampers. The Rebels have ripped off runs of 71, 53, 23 and 22 yards in their last two outings. (September 30, 2014, Page 6)

NOTEBOOK: Core sparks Rebs in win over Boise State

ATLANTA- Ole Miss’ offense was sputtering for most of the night and they needed someone, anyone to give them a spark. Cody Core decided it would be him. (August 29, 2014, Page 1B)

COLUMN: Ole Miss defense passes eye test

ATLANTA- You had a good idea, but until you see it live, you just don’t really know. Ole Miss’ defense was the talk of fall camp. Another crop of newcomers along with some key transfers had made the unit as deep as it’s been in the last three years, and those recruiting classes had brought some top-flight talent to that side of the ball. (August 29, 2014, Page 1B)

VIDEO BLOG: Freeze talks LSU win, looks ahead to Idaho

BLOG — With a roster depleted by injuries, Ole Miss’ performance against LSU wasn’t flawless. But it was good enough to best the Tigers for the first time since 2009, which made for a more upbeat tone from head coach Hugh Freeze during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon at the Manning Center. (more…) (October 21, 2013)

Ritter’s ‘dream’ comes true against Tigers

Andrew Ritter envied Josh Lambo.
A week prior to Ole Miss’ matchup with LSU, Ritter, the Rebels’ senior place-kicker, watched Lambo trot out on the field with the score tied at 38 and boot a game-winning field goal as time ran out to send Texas A&M to a three-point victory over Ole Miss. (October 21, 2013, Page 1B)

Rebels’ bowl practice gets spirited

Often times bowl practices can be rather mundane as players go through the motions while preparing for the season finale.
Wednesday’s practice inside the Indoor Practice Facility continued along the typical trajectory until the end. (December 20, 2012, Page 6)

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