Shortly after the Ole Miss defense stopped another play for a minimal gain during Monday’s spring practice session, senior end Kentrell Lockett told running back Rodney Scott he knew what play the offense was going to run.
Whether Lockett really meant what he said or not, his message was clear: the Rebel defense can shut down most anything the offense is throwing their way. (April 6, 2010, Page 8)
It’s been no surprise that Ole Miss’ most experienced unit, the defensive line, set the tone during the first week of spring drills.
The Rebels’ first scrimmage on Friday at Vaught Hemingway Stadium was no different as the unit of Jerrell Powe, Lawon Scott, Ted Laurent, Kentrell Lockett, Wayne Dorsey and others made life difficult on the youthful offensive line and quarterbacks. (April 5, 2010, Page 7A)
Only four days into spring drills and junior college transfer Wayne Dorsey is already turning heads, and it’s not just because he’s 6-foot-8, 255-pounds — although that helps.
The junior defensive end from Gulf Coast Community College has been a standout on the practice field and is already playing with the first team. (April 1, 2010, Page 7)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK — Receiver Shay Hodge passes Chris Collins in Ole Miss’ record books; Players never lost faith after quarterback Jevan Snead was knocked out of the Cotton Bowl momentarily; Trahan says 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration was worth it; Rebels give kudos to Oklahoma State defenders that stopped Ole Miss junior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe on two goal line stands; Ole Miss senior cornerback Cassius Vaughn says the Southeastern Conference is No. 1; Playing in Cowboys Stadium was a dream come true for Vaughn. (January 4, 2010, Page 2B)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — Ole Miss’ defenders flexed its muscle against the Cowboys making up for a poor showing in the 2009 regular season finale. (January 4, 2010, Page 1B)
OLE MISS FOOTBALL — The Rebels defeated the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 74th annual Cotton Bowl Classic thanks a strong defensive effort and another great individual showing from RB Dexter McCluster. (January 4, 2010, Page 1B)