Hello from sunny Oxford, where the 1-1 Ole Miss Rebels are set to face the 0-2 Vanderbilt Commodores.
Ole Miss enters today’s game fresh off of s 27-13 victory over Tulane in New Orleans, while the Commodores come to Oxford with having lost to No. 15 LSU 27-3. (more…) (September 18, 2010)
Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss-Vanderbilt football series, writing about the first few meetings between the two schools and then taking a look at a notable 1947 meeting when John Vaught’s Rebels overcame an early-season loss to the Commodores to win the Southeastern Conference championship. (September 17, 2010, Page 4B)
In Ole Miss’ offense under Houston Nutt, running backs have to learn to share.
All-Americans Darren McFadden and Felix Jones had to do it at Arkansas and now Enrique Davis, a former prep star, is learning how to do it.
While Davis was a standout in high school and at prep school, he admitted on Monday that he wasn’t surprised when he got to Ole Miss and found out that he would be one of several running backs to get carries.
The committee approach is something Davis said he has come to appreciate and understand. (September 17, 2010, Page 6A)
Ole Miss’ first full practice following its win over Tulane seemed to please coach Houston Nutt, who has been touting the importance of correcting mistakes under positive conditions since Saturday night. (September 15, 2010, Page 8)
Improvement was a key word used by Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon. After opening the season with a double overtime loss to Jacksonville State, the Rebels were able to secure a win at Tulane. The victory, Nutt said, will give his team some needed confidence and make practices a little easier to handle moving forward as they prepare for the start of Southeastern Conference play. (September 14, 2010, Page 7)
Following Lafayette’s 28-6 victory over the Itawamba-AHS Indians I got a chance to catch up with Ole Miss commit Maikhail Miller.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback had physically just gone through hell but took the time to talk about the game and where he stands with Ole Miss. (more…) (September 13, 2010)
Senior quarterback Jeremiah Masoli continued to thrill the Ole Miss faithful by pacing the Rebels in their 27-13 win over Tulane with 281 yards and a touchdown passing while adding another 27 yards and a score on the ground. In a game where the Rebels (1-1 overall) failed to gain a single yard in the third quarter, it was Masoli’s early success and one long completion to Markeith Summers in the fourth quarter that made the biggest differences in the victory for a team that was bound and determined to put the disappointing overtime loss to Jacksonville State last week firmly behind them. (September 13, 2010, Page 1B)
This past week was a tough one on campus for the Rebels after suffering an embarrassing double-overtime loss to Jacksonville State and the talk from the players was to make up for that with a one-sided win. (more…) (September 13, 2010, Page 1B)
An inability to make plays on offense or defense in the third quarter reared its ugly head again for the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday night against Tulane. While the miscues didn’t end up leading to a second-straight come-from-behind win for the opponent, the Rebels were visibly stagnant on offense and unable to slow down the Green Wave on defense coming out of halftime.
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he wasn’t as worried about the third quarter lull because the Rebels held on to win this week, but it’s obvious more has to be done to prevent a slow start in the second half with Vanderbilt on the horizon. (September 13, 2010, Page 2B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Here at the Louisiana Superdome ready for tonight’s game between the Rebels and Tulane Green Wave. Tonight’s game is being shown on ESPN2, just in case anyone forgot. (more…) (September 11, 2010)