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Friday, October 31, 2014

Kendarius Webster

Ole Miss OK with slowing down offensive pace in second half of season

As each week passes and the wins keep coming, the pressure to not falter grows stronger. No. 3 Ole Miss is solidly in the college football playoff picture and controls its own destiny, which even means pulling back on its high-paced offense to make sure mistakes do not happen.  The Rebels ran 54 plays against Texas A&M, an all-time low under head coach Hugh Freeze, and it’s something fans should get used to for the foreseeable future. (October 16, 2014, Page 6A)

Rebels brace for first true road test at A&M

Ole Miss has played two games outside of Oxford, but neither of them have been in an opponent’s home stadium. That will change this week. (October 8, 2014, Page 1B)

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: Healthy Wallace wants to ‘play within the offense’

Bo Wallace is confident in his healthy throwing shoulder. Maybe too confident. Last week’s season opener against Boise State was the Ole Miss senior quarterback’s first chance to display the renewed strength in his arm thanks to a shoulder that’s finally back to 100 percent following a separation suffered during the 2012 season. Wallace admitted it got him into trouble at times. (September 2, 2014, Page 8)

VIDEO: Freeze reviews Boise State win, talks Vandy

BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze met with the media for his weekly press conference Monday morning and offered his thoughts on the Rebels’ performance in Thursday’s 35-13 season-opening win over Boise State and looked ahead to this week’s Southeastern Conference opener against Vanderbilt. (more…) (September 1, 2014)

Rebels eager for ‘competition’ against Boise St.

Ole Miss has had enough of all this practicing. It’s time to play. Technically the 18th-ranked Rebels still have two more days of preparation before begining their season with a matchup against Boise State on Thursday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, but the patience is wearing thin. (August 26, 2014, Page 8)

NOTEBOOK: Shepard’s return to field ‘doesn’t look promising’

The update on cornerback Tee Shepard isn’t good for Ole Miss. Shepard, one of the Rebels’ top newcomers, hasn’t practiced since Friday and may end up missing the entire season with a partially torn tendon under his big toe. The sophomore, who had been running with the first team at times during camp, suffered the injury late last week, and the coaching staff is in the process of getting second and third opinions from doctors before deciding what course of action to take. (August 14, 2014, Page 8)

Rebel D dominates weekend practice

Ole Miss’ football team held its only open practice of fall camp inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday morning. It was a day headlined by the defense. (August 11, 2014, Page 6)

VIDEO: Defense dominates Rebels’ Saturday practice

BLOG — Fans who came out to Ole Miss’ football practice Saturday morning saw plenty of defense. (more…) (August 9, 2014)

Rebels’ newcomers make good impression

Ole Miss has built enough depth to where it doesn’t need its freshmen to come in and play immediately. The talent, though, of the entire incoming class may leave the coaches with no other choice. (August 5, 2014, Page 6)

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