Much of the focus heading into Ole Miss’ matchup with Georgia Tech in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 is centered on how the Rebels are going to contain a Yellow Jacket triple-option offense that’s rushing for the nation’s fifth-most yards per game. But Ole Miss hasn’t forgotten about Georgia Tech’s defense. (December 18, 2013, Page 2B)
What a difference a week makes. Down five starters on defense and without starting running back Jeff Scott on offense, the Ole Miss Rebels still found a way to defeat the No. 6 LSU in front of a jubilant crowd of 61,160 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night. (October 21, 2013, Page 1B)
Ole Miss has made it through the first three weeks of the season unscathed, beginning a campaign 3-0 for the first time since 1989. Now it’s time for the Rebels to clean up the mistakes, break any obvious repetitions and get healthy for an upcoming schedule that head coach Hugh Freeze called “probably the toughest stretch of games that anyone will have to play this year.” (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze had his Rebels concentrate on position work Wednesday as they continue preparations for next Thursday’s season opener at Vanderbilt. Freeze also talked about the health of his football team, some of the younger players and next year’s early-season schedule. (August 22, 2013, Page 6)
Injured players dominated the discussion during the first two days of Ole Miss’ summer football drills. Junior wide receiver Vince Sanders suffered a broken collarbone during Saturday’s practice and will be out six weeks. He will undergo a surgery to repair the damage Tuesday.
There was actually a smile on Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze’s face following Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. With a a week to finish up spring drills and a day after the offense couldn’t do anything against the defense, Freeze had more positive things to say about the way his offense performed. (April 8, 2013, Page 9)
With only a handful of practices remaining in the spring season, culminating in the annual Grove Bowl on April 13, the Rebels are still searching for consistency from day to day.
Last week’s loss was another heartbreaker for the Ole Miss Rebels. With bowl eligibility seemingly within their grasp for a second consecutive week, the Rebels lost a late lead and eventually fell at No. 8 LSU 41-35. (more…) (November 20, 2012, Page 8)
VIDEO BLOG: It’s win or go home time for the Ole Miss football team. (more…) (November 19, 2012)
BATON ROUGE, La. — There were a lot of things the Ole Miss Rebels did right in Saturday’s matchup with No. 8 LSU at Tiger Stadium. Instead of kicking field goals like they did in a one-point loss to Vanderbilt, the Rebels scored more touchdowns than any other team has all year on the vaunted LSU defense.
An Ole Miss defense that was short handed entering the nationally televised game made its fair share of big plays against an offense that had become more balanced in recent games. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)