There comes a point where you may begin to bargain with yourself.
A week ago former Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli was someone else’s problem, a kid that you had pegged as someone with questionable character.
In the recent days, however, with the news that strong-armed quarterback Raymond Cotton plans to leave the Ole Miss football program, you may have found yourself wondering to yourself just how bad Masoli really is.
Now, because of Cotton’s decision to transfer — coupled with the uncertainty of Nathan Stanley as the de facto signal caller — you begin to bargain with yourself. (July 26, 2010, Page 6)
The answers given by the Ole Miss players regarding whether quarterback Raymond Cotton should stay with the team or not predicted the outcome even before Cotton’s final decision was made on Saturday.
Cotton, for better or worse, decided to leave Ole Miss after just one season on the team for what he believes will be a better opportunity for him to play right away.
Answers to questions are rarely sugarcoated by Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett and that was evident in the way he responded to the Cotton situation on Friday at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days. (July 26, 2010, Page 6)
Being picked to finish at the bottom, or near the bottom, of the Southeastern Conference standings is nothing new for Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt. His teams while he was at Arkansas faced that situation several times during his 10-year tenure.
Ole Miss was picked to finish sixth in the SEC West by the media at the annual Media Days event held in Hoover, Ala., this past week, a fact Nutt wasn’t making too big of a deal out of. (July 26, 2010, Page 6)
Things have definitely improved in Oxford for Ole Miss junior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell. A year after a heap of pressure was put on him as the man who had to replace All-America tackle Michael Oher in the starting lineup, the 6-foot-7, 310-pound Sowell is now the strength of the line.
Sowell represented the offense Friday at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days where he talked about his growth as a leader and player and how he worked through some of those struggles last year. (July 26, 2010, Page 7)
That definitely was not the case at Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility this weekend.
Ole Miss’ female fans were allowed a peek into the Rebel football world on Saturday in the form of the 10th annual Ole Miss Ladies Football Forum. (July 26, 2010, Page 8)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Ole Miss’ depth at quarterback took a hit Saturday morning when Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt announced that redshirt freshman Raymond Cotton was leaving the team. (more…) (July 24, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Prior to his debut at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said redshirt freshman quarterback Raymond Cotton has not made a definite decision regarding his status with the team.
Nutt added that he remained hopeful the situation would be resolved soon with Cotton opting to remain with Ole Miss. (more…) (July 23, 2010)
Ole Miss’ defensive line is expected to be a strength for the team this year and the improvement and experience shown over the last few seasons was visible in this year’s Southeastern Conference preseason All-SEC team released this morning.
Defensive tackle Jerrell Powe and defensive end Kentrell Lockett, both seniors, were selected to the team that is voted on by the media each year. The 6-foot-2, 320-pound Powe made the first team, while the 6-5, 260-pound Lockett made the second team. Powe was also a first-team member of the Coaches All-SEC team that was released earlier this week. (July 23, 2010, Page 6A)
Thursday night the Rebels picked up their seventh commitment of the week, and their 14th for the 2011 signing class, in the form of Arkansas cornerback/running back Artez Brown.
The 5-foot-11, 165-pound athlete is considered a three-star athlete by Rivals.com and a two-star cornerback by Scout.com. The Newport,Ar., native picked Ole Miss over Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Memphis, Kansas and Tulsa.
As a junior, Brown had 1,406 yards and 16 touchdowns rushing. He also recorded over 50 tackles and three interceptions on defense. (July 23, 2010)
How much abuse can a high schooler take on the gridiron? Madison Central receiver Tobias Singleton is about to find out.
One year after losing to South Panola in the Class 6A North Half title game, and being ranked No. 1 in Mississippi for most of the season, Jaguars coach Bobby Hall thinks his squad can be even better in 2010.
Despite losing 19 starters — two of which are Ole Miss signees Carlton Martin and Bryon Bennett — Hall feels confident his squad can once again make a deep run in the playoffs.
Perhaps the most important player on the Jaguars this season is none other than Singleton, who is considered one of the top recruits in Mississippi.
Just how important is Singleton to the Jaguars’ projected success? He’s so important, that the Jaguars plan to get the ball in his hands at least 20 times a game, whether it be as a receiver, returner on special teams or quarterbacking Madison Central’s wildcat formation.
And that’s just the way Singleton wants it. (July 23, 2010, Page 7A)