In the stroke of three wild days in Nashville, the embattled Ole Miss basketball coach not only ended speculation that he’d be fired the same season he became the program’s winningest head coach, but that his style of coaching and development couldn’t get the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament. (more…) (March 18, 2013, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Ole Miss’ desire to sign another versatile linebacker along with current verbal pledge RaShawn Smith for the 2013 signing class may end up coming from the top high school program in the nation. (more…) (January 24, 2013, Page 8)
COLUMN: There’s any number of things for a Rebels sports fan to be excited about at the moment: A basketball team that’s cracked the Top 25 for the first time in almost three years and looks like it will end an 11-year NCAA Tournament drought, baseball season (and warm weather) just around the corner and a Rebel football signing class that looks to rival any in school history. (more…) (January 22, 2013, Page 7)
COLUMN: Ole Miss’ success on the recruiting trail isn’t exclusively tracked by fans. Current verbal commitments for the 2013 football recruiting class are keeping up with what coach Hugh Freeze and his staff are achieving in the days leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 6, 2013.
One of those commits that is interested in how the rest of the class shakes out is Grenada athlete Trey Bledsoe (6-foot-2, 185 pounds). Bledsoe chose to play for the Rebels well before the 2012 season started, before Freeze’s offense started to make stars out of Bo Wallace — this year’s Conerly Trophy Award winner — and wide receiver Donte Moncrief, Wallace’s main target this season. (more…) (December 12, 2012, Page 3B)
COLUMN: With the impending loss of two defensive tackles — Gilbert Pena and Uriah Grant — after the upcoming bowl game, the Ole Miss coaching staff has been working hard to secure the signature of at least one junior college tackle for the 2013-14 seasons. (more…) (November 29, 2012, Page 8)
COLUMN: BATON ROUGE, La. — There are very few teams, if any, that have suffered more heartbreaking losses than the Ole Miss Rebels this year. A one-point loss to Vanderbilt two weeks ago, a three-point setback to No. 9 Texas A&M in October and now a six-point loss to No. 8 LSU. (more…) (November 19, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: ATHENS, Ga. — If Hugh Freeze does end up winning coach of the year honors in the Southeastern Conference, it will be for a “remarkable” turnaround and not a “miraculous” one. (more…) (November 5, 2012, Page 1B)