It’s not often that you find football players who are marking off days on the calendar for the start of two-a-day practices, but Kentrell Lockett isn’t your normal, run-of-the-mill player either. (more…) (June 15, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG: The Ole Miss football Rebels held their first scrimmage of the Spring earlier today at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (more…) (April 2, 2011)
The phone call Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett had been waiting months to receive finally came Thursday afternoon. After losing out on his senior season by tearing his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the third game last season, Lockett was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Thursday to the delight of the Hahnville, La., native and head football coach Houston Nutt.
Lockett is known for his candor, passion and outgoing nature, but even he didn’t get too excited about the news at first because he was unclear if it was really true. (April 1, 2011, Page 6A)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — A large contingent of football players making official visits to Oxford ultimately paid off for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt and his staff Sunday. (more…) (January 23, 2011)
Hard work is something the returning Ole Miss football players better get used to during the next several months based on what head coach Houston Nutt said during his final weekly press conference Monday. (more…) (November 30, 2010, Page 8)
Saturday evening’s game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the annual “Egg Bowl” will be the final home contest for 18 Ole Miss seniors. The class, which includes safeties Johnny Brown and Fon Ingram, linebacker Jonathan Cornell, and Oxford native Zach Brent, helped changed the fortune of the program over the past few seasons with back-to-back trips to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic.
Two of the seniors who will honored before Saturday’s game, defensive tackle Jerrell Powe and defensive end Kentrell Lockett, could return next year, but for the majority of the class, the matchup with the Bulldogs will be the final time the group gets to put on the red and blue together. (November 25, 2010, Page 9A)
Ole Miss’ depth on defense took a hit Tuesday when football coach Houston Nutt suspended cornerback Tony Grimes and end Delvin Jones. The freshmen from South Florida violated team rules by being lax on class attendance and the punishment will be missing the final two games, starting with Saturday’s contest at No. 5 LSU. (November 17, 2010, Page 6)
The value of a reliable kicker was never more evident than on Saturday when Ole Miss kicker Bryson Rose converted all five field goal attempts from distances of 24, 30, 30, 27 and 20 yards in the Rebels’ 43-21 win at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (November 8, 2010, Page 1B)
Ole Miss is idle Saturday after playing five straight games including four at home. Nutt said that Ole Miss Head Athletic Trainer Tim Mullins will track the progress of the two players who suffered concussions in Saturday’s win over Kentucky each day. He also announced that center A.J. Hawkins suffered a stinger in his shoulder that prevented him from finishing the game. (October 5, 2010, Page 8)
A re-engergized Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt seemed ready to lead his team back into Southeastern Conference play two days after the Rebels recorded their most impressive win of the season.
Nutt talked about moving forward with several young players, specifically on defense at the end spot, with the loss of senior leader Kentrell Lockett, who will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. (September 28, 2010, Page 6)