It’s a good thing the Ole Miss Rebels have name plates back on their jerseys because fans will have a lot of new names to learn when their team kicks its season off on Saturday against the BYU Cougars.
When Ole Miss’ first official two-deep depth chart was released on Monday, 24 players listed were either freshmen (both true and redshirt) or transfers. (August 30, 2011, Page 8)
OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)
While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.
Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).
Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett is known as a colorful guy. He is a reporter’s dream to interview because of his ability to articulate the finer points of the game as well as his candid thoughts on other things that aren’t always about football. (more…) (July 25, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — Excitement for the start of a new season, rather than talk about last year or Mississippi State, is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt tried to emphasize during his visit to Southeastern Conference Media Days on Friday.
Whether it was his few minutes spent talking with media based from Mississippi and Memphis or his time spent answering questions from a room filled with reporters from all over, Nutt clearly wanted to talk about the future rather than the past. (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
After missing most of the 2010 season with a torn ACL, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility this past spring by the NCAA.
He has been cleared for summer drills that begin in less than two weeks and eagerly anticipating a new direction for a team that is trying to rebound from a 4-8 overall mark last season. (more…) (July 25, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG — HOOVER, Ala. — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt took some time out to speak with local beat reporters before making the final few rounds of media stations at SEC Media Days Friday morning. (more…) (July 22, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — Led by senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell and senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett, the Ole Miss Rebels had a total of six players named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference Media Days All-SEC team. The team is selected each year by the media and a total of 167 votes were cast this season. (more…) (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss senior offensive lineman Bradley Sowell saw his name appear on last week’s Outland Trophy watch list. This week his name is on the first-team Southeastern Conference Coaches All-SEC team. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Sowell is the only Ole Miss player to be named to the first team. Four Rebels overall made the first, second and third teams.
Joining Sowell on this year’s list from Ole Miss include senior end Kentrell Lockett (second team), junior punter Tyler Campbell (second team) and junior offensive tackle Bobby Massie (third team). Senior running back Brandon Bolden was not selected to any of the three teams. (July 15, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG: Earlier today the Southeastern Conference announced its 2011 SEC Coaches Preseason teams. Four Rebels were honored, with LT Bradley Sowell named to the first team, while RT Bobby Massie, DE Kentrell Lockett and P Tyler Campbell were all second-team honorees. (more…) (July 14, 2011)