It’s been a season of firsts so far for the No. 21 Ole Miss Rebels. Off to their best start since 1989 at 3-0, the Rebels are looking to start a campaign 4-0 for the first time since Archie Manning was the quarterback in 1970.
In order for the Rebels to accomplish that goal, they will have to do something no other team in school history has ever done — defeat a top-ranked team. (September 27, 2013, Page 6A)
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)
COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — Only Alabama football coach Nick Saban could be compared to Bear Bryant and Adolf Hitler at the same day at the same event. As SEC Media Days wrapped up Thursday at the Wynfrey Hotel, the crowd in the lobby hit a three-day high as Crimson Tide fans stood on top of each other in the hopes of just seeing Saban or quarterback A.J. McCarron. (more…) (July 19, 2013, Page 6A)
BLOG — Callaway’s Roderick Taylor wanted to represent for Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels are better for that decision. (more…) (July 10, 2013)
Ole Miss, and the job coach Hugh Freeze and his staff did this past year, was the buzz of the college football world Wednesday. Just 14 months after being hired to turn the Rebels around from a 2-10 team, Freeze and his staff punctuated their first full signing class with a consensus Top 10 finish. (more…) (February 7, 2013, Page 8)
The start of Southeastern Conference play for Ole Miss begins Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium, home to the league’s best team in No. 1 Alabama. Two weeks after losing 66-31 to then No. 14 Texas, the Rebels have a chance to show the nation watching at home via ESPN that they have improved from that defeat and that they are more prepared to run the gauntlet against the nation’s best teams. (more…) (September 28, 2012, Page 6A)
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)