Ole Miss’ initial approach to hire Ross Bjork as the program’s new athletics director didn’t work in January. Chancellor Dan Jones’ second pitch to land Bjork and pull him away from his AD spot at Western Kentucky, however, hit the mark. (March 23, 2012, Page 7A)
In large part because of his ties to Ole Miss and the Memphis area, the recent hire of Hugh Freeze as Ole Miss’ next football coach was met with an ample amount of skepticism.
Mike Glenn and Archie Manning, co-chairs of Ole Miss’ coaching search committee, said during Monday’s teleconference that they went through the proper channels during the interview process.
According to the co-chairs, Freeze just stood out above the rest of the field. Plain and simple. (December 6, 2011, Page 6)
There are favorites – think Lafayette Commodores – and there are underdogs – think Hugh Freeze in the search for a new Ole Miss football coach – who both win as they did this past weekend. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the LHS success story as well as the quick move up the coaching ladder by Freeze. (December 5, 2011, Page 4A)
Hiring a head football coach at Ole Miss that could create excitement with a unique offense and play calling style has dominated talk about potential candidates to replace Houston Nutt the last three weeks.
But with a defense that ranked last in the Southeastern Conference in scoring and total yards allowed, there is also a great need to upgrade results on that side of the ball in 2012 and beyond. (more…) (November 30, 2011, Page 8)
Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ search for a new head football coach is continuing to progress as the five-members assigned to help hire that next person was officially announced. (more…) (November 12, 2011)
The Ole Miss athletics director appears to have been telling the truth.
On Monday, Boone reaffirmed his statement by announcing that he plans to step aside as athletics director no later than Dec. 2012. (November 8, 2011, Page 8)
All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)
BLOG: It appears Houston Nutt‘s tenure as Ole Miss’ head coach has come to an end. (more…) (November 7, 2011)