BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Ole Miss’ dramatic turnaround on the gridiron in Hugh Freeze’s first season was punctuated with an impressive, record-setting win in the annual BBVA Compass Bowl Saturday. Led by quarterback Bo Wallace, this year’s Fred Sington MVP winner, on offense and linebacker Mike Marry on defense, the Rebels defeated Pittsburgh 38-17 in front of a new bowl record crowd of 59,135 at Legion Field. (January 7, 2013, Page 1B)
Ole Miss running back/receiver Randall Mackey and tight end Ferbia Allen have had positive senior seasons under new head coach Hugh Freeze with both earning their degrees as well as contributing to the Rebels’ success on the field. (January 4, 2013, Page 6A)
“Sluggish” was the word Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze used to describe his team’s Tuesday morning practice session. The Rebels are out of school this week and out of a normal routine as they prepare to host the No. 25 Mississippi State Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. All practices have been closed to the media. (November 21, 2012, Page 6)
BATON ROUGE, La. — There were a lot of things the Ole Miss Rebels did right in Saturday’s matchup with No. 8 LSU at Tiger Stadium. Instead of kicking field goals like they did in a one-point loss to Vanderbilt, the Rebels scored more touchdowns than any other team has all year on the vaunted LSU defense.
An Ole Miss defense that was short handed entering the nationally televised game made its fair share of big plays against an offense that had become more balanced in recent games. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
Hugh Freeze’s excitement level was still high almost 48 hours after his Ole Miss Rebels defeated Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Ole Miss will need that same level of excitement this weekend when they hit the road and travel to No. 6 Georgia at Sanford Stadium. (October 30, 2012, Page 6)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bowl berth is now one win away for the Ole Miss Rebels and wide receiver Vince Sanders is very aware of that fact. Following the Rebels’ 30-27 win over Arkansas at War Memorial Stadium, Sanders talked about garnering one more victory to make that dream a reality. (October 29, 2012, Page 2B)
A week after suffering through an emotionally draining loss, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and his Rebels were able to experience an entirely different emotion following a 41-20 win over Auburn at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday afternoon. Freeze, who was second guessed in the Rebels’ 30-27 setback to Texas A&M, showed signs of a water and Gatorade celebration performed in the locker room just minutes before talking about the Rebels’ first Southeastern Conference win in 17 tries. (October 15, 2012, Page 1B)
Kickoff between the Rebels (3-2 overall, 0-1 SEC) and the Aggies (3-1, 1-1) is set for 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU with Clay Matvick doing the play-by-play, Matt Stinchcomb as the analyst and Angela Mallen as the sideline reporter. (more…) (October 6, 2012)
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Hugh Freeze’s face walking into Saturday night’s postgame press conference to talk about his Ole Miss Rebels’ 33-14 setback to No. 1 Alabama in front of 101,821 fans at Bryant-Denny Stadium said everything that needed to be said. It appeared that Freeze was more pleased with how his team played against the vaunted Crimson Tide even before he said as much.
His face also seemed to show disappointment with mistakes made again during the course of the game, such as the 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown turned in by Christion Jones that erased the Rebels’ only lead of the game.
In the end, Freeze was pleased with the effort, the fight and the attitude his Rebels displayed in their first road game in a hostile environment, but he just wanted the game to be a little closer late and he took blame for not allowing that to happen. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)
That’s what Ole Miss’ defense and offense showed in Saturday’s 33-14 loss to No. 1 Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
Compared to two weeks ago, when the Rebels blew 50 assignments according to defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, Saturday’s effort against the tough-minded Crimson Tide was much improved. (October 1, 2012, Page 1B)