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 has made it through the first three weeks of the season unscathed, beginning a campaign 3-0 for the first time since 1989. Now it’s time for the Rebels to clean up the mistakes, break any obvious repetitions and get healthy for an upcoming schedule that head coach Hugh Freeze called “probably the toughest stretch of games that anyone will have to play this year.” (September 17, 2013, Page 6)
For the game to slow down, you must speed up.
BLOG: Good afternoon from Georgia’s Sanford stadium, the site for today’s 2:30 p.m. showdown on CBS between Georgia (7-1 overall, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) and Ole Miss (5-3, 2-2). (more…) (November 3, 2012)
The Ole Miss Rebels are currently in some rather unfamiliar territory.
For starters, the Rebels are 2-0 for the first time since the 2009 season and received votes in a national poll (USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll) for the first time since the 2010 preseason. (more…) (September 11, 2012, Page 8)
BLOG: According to a release from Ole Miss, freshman defensive back Trae Elston has been suspended for the Texas game due to a hit late in the UTEP game. (more…) (September 11, 2012)
His words resonated Monday with the confirmation that sophomore receiver Collins Moore would be out with what could be a season-ending torn labrum, while junior defensive back Charles Sawyer will be out 4-6 weeks with a torn quad. (August 7, 2012, Page 6)
Hugh Freeze turned the corner, walked into the Indoor Practice Facility’s team meeting room, stepped in front of the podium to face the media and took a deep breath.