Headlines throughout the spring have repeatedly asked who will fill the shoes of quarterback Jevan Snead, running back Dexter McCluster and the three offensive linemen who have all graduated and are poised to play on the next level.
But one vacated position that has flown somewhat under the radar is that of cornerback.
With Marshay Green and Cassius Vaughn having graduated, the Rebels are faced with the tough task of replacing two experienced cornerbacks.
On Saturday, redshirt freshman Charles Sawyer showed Ole Miss fans and coaches alike why he might be the perfect guy to step up and start at cornerback opposite Jeremy McGee or Marcus Temple. (April 19, 2010, Page 2B)
THE GODFREY SHOW – This is Dexter McCluster. The waterbug. The scatback. The X-man. The Wild Rebel. The savior of an impostor offense in 2009. He’s also the undersized draft risk, an offensive tweener thought to be too small to withstand life as a primary (or even changeup/third down) tailback in the league and too much of an unknown at receiver. See what Godfrey has to say about Dexter’s draft chances on The Godfrey Show in this week’s Oxford Town. (April 15, 2010, Page 12)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
The majority of Ole Miss’ spring football practices can be summed up in two words — dominant defense.
Lately, however, the offense has been fighting back.
If the offensive line is going to continue to progress, it’s going to need junior left guard Alex “Tank” Washington to fill in for some of the departed veterans.
More specifically, though, it’s going to need Washington, who currently tips the scale at 350 pounds, to shed some weight. (April 13, 2010, Page 2B)
THE GODFREY SHOW – The five-star defensive tackle Jerrell Powe has traveled quite a path getting to where he is today, an impact player on the Rebel defense. Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey dissects Powe’s journey to stardom and explains why this season will be Powe’s to shine. (April 8, 2010, Page 10)
Shortly after the Ole Miss defense stopped another play for a minimal gain during Monday’s spring practice session, senior end Kentrell Lockett told running back Rodney Scott he knew what play the offense was going to run.
Whether Lockett really meant what he said or not, his message was clear: the Rebel defense can shut down most anything the offense is throwing their way. (April 6, 2010, Page 8)
It’s been no surprise that Ole Miss’ most experienced unit, the defensive line, set the tone during the first week of spring drills.
The Rebels’ first scrimmage on Friday at Vaught Hemingway Stadium was no different as the unit of Jerrell Powe, Lawon Scott, Ted Laurent, Kentrell Lockett, Wayne Dorsey and others made life difficult on the youthful offensive line and quarterbacks. (April 5, 2010, Page 7A)
Tig Barksdale is Ole Miss’ second spring casualty due to a “violation of team rules.”
Following practice on Thursday, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt informed the media that the former South Panola standout has been suspended for the remained of the spring. (April 2, 2010, Page 7A)
THE GODFREY SHOW – Oxford Town columnist Steve Godfrey takes a look into Ole Miss football in the middle of spring drills, taking notice of running back Brandon Bolden and tackle Bradley Sowell and what they mean to the 2010 Rebels. (April 1, 2010, Page 8)
Only four days into spring drills and junior college transfer Wayne Dorsey is already turning heads, and it’s not just because he’s 6-foot-8, 255-pounds — although that helps.
The junior defensive end from Gulf Coast Community College has been a standout on the practice field and is already playing with the first team. (April 1, 2010, Page 7)