Much to his delight, Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze won’t have to slow down his offense in 2014. (March 6, 2014, Page 7)
In light of football’s ever-growing concussion crisis, the game is taking precautions at all levels to increase the safety of players.
College football did its part this past offseason to enhance the safety of its players with the introduction of the targeting penalty, where defensive players who hit, or “target,” defenseless ball carriers in the head with the crown of their helmet will automatically be ejected from the game in addition to costing their team 15 yards. (September 26, 2013, Page 8)
Ole Miss is averaging 490 yards per game, yet 32 other teams around the country rank higher than the Rebels in total offense. Such is life in modern-day college football. (September 19, 2013, Page 8)
AROUND THE NET: This has been a long time coming and is probably well over due.
In an effort to better keep y’all in the know with all things related to Ole Miss, Oxford High, Lafayette High and Water Valley High athletics, I’m going to attempt to blog more regularly in the form of an “around the net” entry. (more…) (November 28, 2011)
To listen to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, you wouldn’t know there’s a coaching hot seat in Oxford this season.
“I think Houston Nutt is one of the best coaches in our league and has done a really good job wherever he has been, and I think he’s doing a really good job with this team so far,” Saban said during his weekly press conference. (more…) (October 14, 2011, Page 7A)
More specifically, the the bulk of the questions dealt with the Tide’s lock-down defense that has Alabama (6-0 overall, 3-0 SEC) ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press and No. 3 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. (more…) (October 10, 2011)