Brunetti, who will be the starter for the BYU game, cut down on the mistakes he made on Tuesday in the Rebels’ most recent practice, Lee said. (August 25, 2011, Page 6)
Flanked by reporters, the Ole Miss head coach skipped his customary opening statement and announced that Randall Mackey will be suspended for the Rebels’ season opener against BYU on Sept. 3 because of his recent arrest.
In Mackey’s place, Nutt said sophomore Barry Brunetti will start and junior Zack Stoudt will also see playing time.
Talking to reporters, it was obvious that Nutt was disappointed Mackey forced his hand in regard to the quarterback competition.
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt issued a statement about Ole Miss junior QB Randall Mackey shortly after noon today. (more…) (August 23, 2011)
While extensive film study may end up allowing offensive coordinator David Lee and coach Houston Nutt do ultimately decide who that player will be, the verdict was still uncertain immediately after Saturday’s scrimmage at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. (August 22, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ second football scrimmage is officially in the books and despite it lasting approximately 100 plays, coaches appear to be no closer to naming the starter at quarterback. (more…) (August 20, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Each year in Oxford Town’s Welcome Back Rebel issue, The Oxford Eagle sports guys (John Davis and Patrick Ochs) preview the Rebels’ upcoming fall season in sports including Rebel Football, Lady Rebel Volleyball and Lady Rebel Soccer. This year is no exception as the guys lay it all out on the line in their previews and predictions. Get your season started right by checking out Pages 16, 18 and 21 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (August 18, 2011, Page 16, 18, 26)
One of the biggest questions surrounding the Ole Miss football team heading into the 2011 season was which of the three quarterbacks on scholarship would become the starter for the season opener against BYU on Sept. 3.
A little more than a week after summer drills started, that same question remains unanswered as all three quarterbacks — Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt — remain locked in a tight race to become the frontrunner. (more…) (August 16, 2011, Page 8)
While news of freshman cornerback Senquez Golson negotiating with the Boston Red Sox dominated discussion following Ole Miss’ first scrimmage of the preseason, there was actually football played at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The quarterbacks have had an up and down week of practice and didn’t buck that trend on Saturday.
Of the three vying for the starting job, only Zack Stoudt threw a touchdown pass (a 25-yard pass to freshman receiver Donte Moncrief in single coverage).
Also, none of the three completed more than a third of the passes they attempted. (August 15, 2011, Page 1B)
Following Ole Miss’ first practice in shoulder pads, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he was impressed with how his linemen pushed up the field, especially on the ends where four players were credited with getting good pressure on quarterbacks Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt. (August 9, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: Ole Miss practiced for just over 90 minutes today because of a heat index of around 110 degrees. (more…) (August 7, 2011)