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Robert Nkemdiche

Rebels won’t headline Media Days, and that’s a good thing

COLUMN: This column, an advance commentary on SEC Media Days, is ostensibly a preview of an event created to preview a sporting season. That’s the level of absurdity at which we’re operating at in college football. If you’re fine with this, I suppose I am, too. (more…) (July 9, 2013, Page 7)

Millinghaus’ shot, Nkemdiche’s draw are top moments of Ole Miss’ sports calendar

 COLUMN: There’s an unofficial theory out there that if a major university’s football team is doing well, all tickets sales for every other sport increase.

I won’t waste time debunking that (I don’t think folks in Chapel Hill or Lexington would agree), but outside of Big Blue Nation, that’s probably an acceptable rule of thumb in the SEC — at least in terms of morale. (more…) (June 19, 2013, Page 6)

Freeze explains defensive tweet

Wednesday was a pretty incredible day for the Ole Miss football program.

Before the sun had risen on the East Coast, the No. 1 recruit in the country, Robert Nkemdiche, had already announced his intent to play for Ole Miss. (more…) (February 7, 2013, Page 8)

Freeze discusses Ole Miss’ 2013 signing class

VIDEO BLOG: Wednesday was a big day for the Ole Miss football program and there’s really no way around it.

For a while now the Rebels have been rumored to be piecing together one of the country’s top signing classes, but that was all just talk.

Until Wednesday.

(more…) (February 6, 2013)

Rebs getting quality, not just quantity

Ole Miss’ football team was making headlines this time last year for the quantity of scholarship offers floating around.

As it turns out, the Gridiron Rebels may be making headlines come signing day on Feb. 6 for quality instead of just quantity. (more…) (January 17, 2013, Page 6)

Grenada’s Bledsoe paying attention to Rebels’ class

COLUMN: Ole Miss’ success on the recruiting trail isn’t exclusively tracked by fans. Current verbal commitments for the 2013 football recruiting class are keeping up with what coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are achieving in the days leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2013.

One of those commits that is interested in how the rest of the class shakes out is Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe (6-foot-2, 185 pounds). Bledsoe chose to play for the Rebels well before the 2012 season started, before Freeze’s offense started to make stars out of Bo Wallace — this year’s Conerly Trophy Award winner — and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, Wallace’s main target this season. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 3B)

Rebel fans flood field after victory

It’s been a long four years for Ole Miss fans.

From the moment Dan Mullen was hired as head coach at Mississippi State he made a point to poke and prod the Rebels and their fans. Mullen did more than just talk the talk, however, and his teams responded by walking the walk and claiming three straight Egg Bowls. (more…) (November 26, 2012, Page 1B)

Rebels get late CB commitment

Ole Miss’ defensive backfield may have recently received a big boost. (more…) (May 23, 2011, Page 6)

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