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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Michael Brown

Man counts blessings after wreck

Friends refused to stop searching after Michael “Big Mike” Brown went missing Dec. 9. After spending almost 24 hours in his truck, hurt and cold, Brown is gaining steps in his recovery at The Med. (December 24, 2013, Page 1, 3)

Nutt focused on football, not emotions of return to Ark.

Apparently Houston Nutt used to coach at Arkansas.

During Monday’s regularly scheduled press conference at the Indoor Practice Facility, Nutt brushed off a question regarding his trip back to Arkansas, where he coached for 10 seasons.

Asked if he felt there were still emotions surrounding his pending trip back to Fayetteville, Ark., Nutt said: “I think it has died down a little bit. I am sure there is a few people that still want to see Houston Nutt beat. The thing I am more concerned about is being focused on the task at hand. (October 19, 2010, Page 8)

Rebel offensive line continues to deal with shuffled lineup

Ole Miss’ offensive line continued to have its struggles in Saturday’s 28-14 loss to Vanderbilt at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The line was unable to gain a consistent push on short yardage plays in the first half which led to another shuffle in personnel. Redshirt freshman Michael Brown started the game at right guard but he was replaced in the second quarter by junior Logan Clair.

Offensive line coach Mike Markuson, who also serves as the team’s co-offensive coordinator, said he was planning to play both Brown and Clair and that after Brown gave up a sack, he thought it was time to make a change. (September 20, 2010, Page 2B)

Davis looking for big gains from OM backs

In Ole Miss’ offense under Houston Nutt, running backs have to learn to share.

All-Americans Darren McFadden and Felix Jones had to do it at Arkansas and now Enrique Davis, a former prep star, is learning how to do it.

While Davis was a standout in high school and at prep school, he admitted on Monday that he wasn’t surprised when he got to Ole Miss and found out that he would be one of several running backs to get carries.

The committee approach is something Davis said he has come to appreciate and understand. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)

Nutt pleased with first practice of week

Ole Miss’ first full practice following its win over Tulane seemed to please coach Houston Nutt, who has been touting the importance of correcting mistakes under positive conditions since Saturday night. (September 15, 2010, Page 8)

Weight loss crucial for Washington’s future success

The majority of Ole Miss’ spring football practices can be summed up in two words — dominant defense.

Lately, however, the offense has been fighting back.

If the offensive line is going to continue to progress, it’s going to need junior left guard Alex “Tank” Washington to fill in for some of the departed veterans.

More specifically, though, it’s going to need Washington, who currently tips the scale at 350 pounds, to shed some weight. (April 13, 2010, Page 2B)

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