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Mike HIlton

Shepard, Bridges lead long, revamped secondary

They wear No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. It’s a fitting number scheme for the expectations Ole Miss has for Tony Bridges and Tee Shepard in its retooled secondary. Bridges and Shepard have been working as the first-team cornerbacks for a majority of the spring, and barring any significant injuries, they’ll stay there this fall. Ranked by varying recruiting sites as the nation’s top junior college cornerbacks in the last two recruiting cycles, the pair is a different breed than what the Rebels have had the last few seasons. (March 30, 2015, Page 6)

QBs turn in clean sheet in Ole Miss’ scrimmage

Dan Werner demands three things from his quarterbacks in Ole Miss’ offense: Protect the football, stay ahead of the chains and go fast. Rattling off that checklist and executing it are two different things, but the Rebels’ offensive coordinator liked he what he saw from his signal callers Saturday in a game-like situation. (March 29, 2015, Page 1B)

New-look Rebel defense ready to turn the page

Two days into Ole Miss’ spring practice and players are getting back into a routine they haven’t had since December and others are adjusting to their new roles on and off the field. One thing that all of them are doing is trying to get rid of the taste the Peach Bowl left them and to forget their performance in the final game of the season. (March 5, 2015, Page 5A)

New faces in new places headline start of Ole Miss’ spring

It may not feel like it outside, but spring has arrived for the Ole Miss football team as the Rebels begin practice. There were a lot of questions heading into this year, and coach Hugh Freeze attempted to answer as many as he could during his annual spring press conference Tuesday. (March 4, 2015, Page 1B, 2B)

Rebels to get another test from Hogs’ physical run game

Ole Miss has seen its share of brute strength from opponents’ running games this season. The Rebels are getting ready to go against the strongest of them all. (November 19, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

Ole Miss eager to avenge last loss at LSU

Ole Miss is in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history, enjoying its first 7-0 start since 1962 and a No. 3 national ranking. A win over LSU in Tiger Stadium would make things even sweeter. The Rebels (7-0, 4-0 SEC) will travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday for a night game at Death Valley. Ole Miss hasn’t beaten the 24th-ranked Tigers (6-2, 2-2) on their own turf since 2008, and the latest of those setbacks was a bittersweet pill to swallow. (October 24, 2014, Page 6A)

Rebels expect test from LSU’s ground game

Ole Miss has beaten Alabama and Tennessee at home and traveled to College Station, Texas, to handle the Aggies of Texas A&M in the past three weeks. The road ahead does not get any easier this Saturday as the No. 3 Rebels venture to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for a night game in Death Valley against No. 24 LSU. (October 21, 2014, Page 6A)

VIDEO: Rebels preview LSU

BLOG — Ole Miss will take its unbeaten record on the road for a top-25 matchup with LSU on Saturday night (6:15 p.m., ESPN) at Tiger Stadium. The Rebels are expecting it to be an old-school matchup. (more…) (October 20, 2014)

COLUMN: Best D in the land? Rebels making their case

At a certain point, you had to feel sorry for Tennessee. The Volunteers’ offense hasn’t exactly been a well-oiled machine this season, but it hit a whole new level of ineptitude against Ole Miss on Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (October 19, 2014, Page 1B)

Ole Miss OK with slowing down offensive pace in second half of season

As each week passes and the wins keep coming, the pressure to not falter grows stronger. No. 3 Ole Miss is solidly in the college football playoff picture and controls its own destiny, which even means pulling back on its high-paced offense to make sure mistakes do not happen.  The Rebels ran 54 plays against Texas A&M, an all-time low under head coach Hugh Freeze, and it’s something fans should get used to for the foreseeable future. (October 16, 2014, Page 6A)

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