A week after being embarrassed in a road loss to Vanderbilt, it was easier for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt to find the silver lining after his Rebels lost 27-13 to Georgia this past Saturday.
More enthusiasm and better effort were the top two things Nutt garnered from evaluating the film of the loss and he seemed to believe that his team was getting closer to executing like he and his staff want. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Hello from beautiful Oxford, where it’s currently sunny and 57 and is expected to get up to 80 for the Ole Miss-Georgia kickoff at 11:21 a.m. (more…) (September 24, 2011)
To paraphrase the famous Nike tag line of the 90s, chicks may dig the long ball, but football coaches dig the ball that’s downed inside the opponents 10-yard line.
That’s something Ole Miss junior punter Tyler Campbell has been working on this summer.
Known for his howitzer of a leg — Campbell led the nation in 2010 with an average of 46.37 yards — he spent this summer working on the tactical aspects of punting. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
HOOVER, Ala. — Led by senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell and senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett, the Ole Miss Rebels had a total of six players named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference Media Days All-SEC team. The team is selected each year by the media and a total of 167 votes were cast this season. (more…) (July 22, 2011, Page 8A)
Ole Miss senior offensive lineman Bradley Sowell saw his name appear on last week’s Outland Trophy watch list. This week his name is on the first-team Southeastern Conference Coaches All-SEC team. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Sowell is the only Ole Miss player to be named to the first team. Four Rebels overall made the first, second and third teams.
Joining Sowell on this year’s list from Ole Miss include senior end Kentrell Lockett (second team), junior punter Tyler Campbell (second team) and junior offensive tackle Bobby Massie (third team). Senior running back Brandon Bolden was not selected to any of the three teams. (July 15, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG: Earlier today the Southeastern Conference announced its 2011 SEC Coaches Preseason teams. Four Rebels were honored, with LT Bradley Sowell named to the first team, while RT Bobby Massie, DE Kentrell Lockett and P Tyler Campbell were all second-team honorees. (more…) (July 14, 2011)
Ole Miss sophomore Tyler Campbell finished the 2010 season as the NCAA punting champion besting 93 other kickers in the nation with a 46.37-yard average. (more…) (January 12, 2011)
Improving on the mistakes made in the loss at Arkansas and getting ready for the No. 1 team in the BCS standings isn’t an ideal scenario for the Ole Miss Rebels, but it’s one coach Houston Nutt will have to try and help his team overcome Saturday.
The Rebels host the undefeated Auburn Tigers (8-0 overall, 5-0 in the Southeastern Conference) at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday evening coming off of a 14-point loss to the Razorbacks that could have possibly gone the Rebels’ way if they did a better job of minimizing mistakes. (October 26, 2010, Page 8)
Ole Miss’ offensive line continued to have its struggles in Saturday’s 28-14 loss to Vanderbilt at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The line was unable to gain a consistent push on short yardage plays in the first half which led to another shuffle in personnel. Redshirt freshman Michael Brown started the game at right guard but he was replaced in the second quarter by junior Logan Clair.
Offensive line coach Mike Markuson, who also serves as the team’s co-offensive coordinator, said he was planning to play both Brown and Clair and that after Brown gave up a sack, he thought it was time to make a change. (September 20, 2010, Page 2B)
Tyler Campbell has a big-league leg.
He proved that last season when he bombed a punt 71 yards against Alabama, forcing one of the top returners in the country, Javier Arenas, to double back from his original spot. That was just one of the many impressive kicks that led the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder to be considered one of the top punters in the nation with a 43.95 yards per punt average that ranked 12th in the country.
His robust average, which was helped by nine punts of over 50 yards, earned him a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team.
With regards to the upcoming season, Campbell can still improve. (August 17, 2010, Page 6)