Online Edition
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ole Miss football

Back at WR, Jones a wild card for Rebels’ offense

Derrick Jones is brimming with talent. It’s why Ole Miss’ coaches are determined to get him on the field. And they’ve decided once and for all that his best chance for that to happen is at wide receiver. (April 8, 2015, Page 3B)

Share this Oxford Eagle story.

    Rebels drop weight, transform bodies

    Hugh Freeze knew if he wanted more from some of his key contributors while developing quality depth behind them, Ole Miss’ football coach was going to have to trim the excess fat. Literally. With the help of sports dietitian Frank Newell, head athletic trainer Pat Jernigan and strength coach Paul Jackson, the Rebels have gotten leaner this spring and improved their endurance to better keep up in Freeze’s up-tempo practices. (April 6, 2015, Page 7)

    Share this Oxford Eagle story.

      Tunsil aiming for health, No. 1 draft pick in 2016

      Laremy Tunsil is putting in the work to get back on the football field as soon as he can. But Ole Miss’ star offensive lineman is working for much more than that. Tunsil, who’s a little more than three months removed from dislocating his ankle and fracturing his left fibula in the Peach Bowl, has progressed enough in his rehab where he can walk without a protective boot. His routine starts at 2 p.m. each day and includes running in a pool and balance work, all of which takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. (April 5, 2015, Page 3B)

      Share this Oxford Eagle story.

        Depth breeding spring competition for Ole Miss

        Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze likes the numbers he sees when he looks around the practice field. Three full recruiting classes for Freeze and his staff have the Rebels’ roster stocked with the most quality players they’ve had since arriving in Oxford four Decembers ago. The starters at each position — at least the ones that have locked up that distinction — jog off the field after a few reps and are replaced by bodies that are nearly just as big, move nearly as fast and can do many of the same things athletically without much a dropoff. (April 3, 2015, Page 7A)

        Share this Oxford Eagle story.

          Ole Miss looking for next man in the middle

          Ole Miss is exhausting all avenues in its attempt to find the next man in the middle of its defense. Deterrian Shackelford’s eligibility expired after six seasons last year, leaving a position that’s been stable in recent seasons suddenly surrounded by uncertainty. Shackelford moved to middle linebacker last year to fill the void of Mike Marry, who started for three seasons before Shackelford took over. (April 1, 2015, Page 1B)

          Share this Oxford Eagle story.

            Judd gets chance to show power in Rebels’ backfield

            Ole Miss didn’t get much power out of its running game last season. Akeem Judd may be able to help with that. The Rebels have amped up the physicality on the ground this spring, emphasizing what head coach Hugh Freeze called “good, dirty runs.” Judd, who’s going through his first spring at Ole Miss, is impressing in that role. (March 30, 2015, Page 6)

            Share this Oxford Eagle story.

              Shepard, Bridges lead long, revamped secondary

              They wear No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. It’s a fitting number scheme for the expectations Ole Miss has for Tony Bridges and Tee Shepard in its retooled secondary. Bridges and Shepard have been working as the first-team cornerbacks for a majority of the spring, and barring any significant injuries, they’ll stay there this fall. Ranked by varying recruiting sites as the nation’s top junior college cornerbacks in the last two recruiting cycles, the pair is a different breed than what the Rebels have had the last few seasons. (March 30, 2015, Page 6)

              Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                Manning steps down from CFP selection committee

                Archie Manning is stepping down from the College Football Playoff committee for good. The former Ole Miss All-American’s decision was announced by Bill Hancock, the CFP’s executive director, on Friday. Former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson will take Manning’s place. (March 29, 2015, Page 1B)

                Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                  QBs turn in clean sheet in Ole Miss’ scrimmage

                  Dan Werner demands three things from his quarterbacks in Ole Miss’ offense: Protect the football, stay ahead of the chains and go fast. Rattling off that checklist and executing it are two different things, but the Rebels’ offensive coordinator liked he what he saw from his signal callers Saturday in a game-like situation. (March 29, 2015, Page 1B)

                  Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                    Ole Miss’ quarterback competition ‘really close’

                    There’s been little separation this spring among the candidates vying to take over the reins of Ole Miss’ offense from Bo Wallace. And it doesn’t sound like the race to be the Rebels’ next quarterback will end anytime soon. Rising sophomores Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade have been biding their time the last two seasons while junior-to-be Chad Kelly came from the junior college ranks in January to add a third competitor to the mix. (March 27, 2015, Page 1B)

                    Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                       Page 2 of 75 « 1  2  3  4  5 » ...  Last » 
                      The Highlands, A Private Lake Community REMAX Legacy Realty