If there was a unit on the Ole Miss football team that needed a few days off from the rigors of camp recently it was the secondary. Injuries have hampered things since the start of summer drills and nobody knows that better than defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, who talked about his safeties and the overall depth of the back five after Saturday’s latest scrimmage. (August 22, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss’ first two-a-day featured positive energy and better results on offense. Starting with better production in the morning practice session and ending with tough touchdown runs in the evening practice, first-year head coach Hugh Freeze was more upbeat about his offense. (August 9, 2012, Page 4B)
Ole Miss’ first day in full pads proved to be another strong day for the defense as the Rebels continued to struggled with turnovers. Whether it was interceptions or miscues on snaps out of the shotgun, first-year coach Hugh Freeze wasn’t too pleased with how his offense performed in team situations following Tuesday’s morning practice. (August 8, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt was visibly excited to talk about the start of the 2011 season on Thursday. One of the main reasons for his upbeat attitude revolves around his strong group of freshmen and newcomers that officially reported to campus for the start of summer drills that begin on Saturday.
With the exception of two newcomers — defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood — the remaining members of the class were ready to start work Nutt said.
A third signee, Taylorsville standout linebacker Marcus Mayers, did not qualify academically. (August 5, 2011, Page 8A)