Ole Miss’ defensive coaching staff has a different look to it. With linebackers coach Tom Allen off to South Florida to be the Bulls’ next defensive coordinator, head coach Hugh Freeze announced Tuesday that staffer Corey Batoon will temporarily coach defensive backs with defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, who normally specializes in that role, taking over the linebackers. (December 17, 2014, Page 2B)
For the first time since his days coaching at Lambuth, Hugh Freeze won’t be sharing the sideline with Tom Allen. Allen, who coaches Ole Miss’ linebackers and special teams, has taken the job of defense coordinator at the University of South Florida, Freeze confirmed Monday. The move was first reported by ESPN.com. (December 16, 2014, Page 6)
The role of Special teams is always vital in a football game. When Ole Miss and LSU get together that role is kick up a notch and more times than not decides the outcome. The now infamous Billy Cannon game-winning punt return in 1959 all the way to Odell Beckham Jr.’s 89-yard punt return in 2012, special teams has defined this rivalry. (October 23, 2014, Page 7A)
Temario Strong has shown the physical promise to be a linebacker in the Southeastern Conference.
Aided by extra practice time thanks to preparation for the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 5, the 6-foot, 240-pound South Panola High product may begin to tap his potential sooner rather than later. (December 20, 2012, Page 7)
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Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
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