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)
When a college football game is decided by three points and in the final minutes like Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M was Saturday night, coaches, fans, players and media will often go to the stats to figure out where the game was won or lost.
In the case of the Rebels, a season-high 10 penalties that garnered 71 yards hurt their chances of earning the victory as much as any stat, including two interceptions thrown by Bo Wallace. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)
Charles Sawyer was one of the last Ole Miss players to leave Tuesday’s practice session inside the Indoor Practice Facility. It’s not that Sawyer was in trouble, far from it, he was just busy getting extra reps at his new position — cornerback. (September 19, 2012, Page 6)
In an effort to avoid a hangover from the 66-31 loss suffered at the hands of then No. 14 Texas this Saturday against Tulane, Freeze and his staff want the players to focus on making corrections from the Texas game but not dwell on the outcome. (September 18, 2012, Page 6)
Ole Miss freshman rover Trae Elston walked by reporters after Tuesday’s practice, unavailable to comment about his one-game suspension levied by the Southeastern Conference for a “flagrant and dangerous” hit he made on UTEP wideout Jordan Leslie last Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
In Elston’s place to discuss the suspension, which was announced by the SEC on Tuesday morning, was head coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork.
Bjork was the first to address the media, while Freeze gave more details on the suspension, including his thoughts when he was first told on Monday night. (September 12, 2012, Page 6)
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)
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 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)
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)