On June 4 Austin Ray trekked south from Columbia, Mo., to Oxford to participate in one of Ole Miss’ football camps.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end impressed the coaching staff enough to garner his first offer from a FBS program.
COLUMN: One of the most inspirational and devoted football players to play at Ole Miss is ready for a new chapter in his life.
Jason Cook, a former fullback under coaches David Cutcliffe, Ed Orgeron and current coach Houston Nutt, will be leaving Oxford Saturday for Birmingham, Ala., to start a three-year journey that will culminate with a Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)
Masoli inked with the San Francisco 49ers as a running back, while Cornell signed with the Tennessee Titans as a linebacker. According to the Twitter account of former Ole Miss cornerback Jeremy McGee, the New Orleans native has been signed to a free agent deal by the New York Jets this morning. (more…) (July 28, 2011, Page 8A)
BLOG — Ole Miss’ early evaluation of tight end Austin Ray has turned into a verbal commitment at a needed spot. (more…) (July 27, 2011)
Cars with license plates from as far away as Missouri, Texas, the Carolinas and Florida littered the parking lot of Ole Miss’ Indoor Practice Facility on Saturday, where the Rebels were playing host to more than 300 high school football players competing for scholarship offers.
The silver truck of Water Valley football coach Brad Embry was also in the parking lot, having transported rising sophomore quarterback E.J. Bounds to the senior-heavy camp. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
OLE MISS RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Charles Davis didn’t exactly go about getting his first college scholarship offer the traditional way.
While scouring a recruiting website, the 5-foot-7, 170-pound Avon (Ind.) High running back stumbled across Ole Miss’ page and decided to take the first step and contact the coaching staff. (more…) (July 27, 2011, Page 6A)
VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was recently named to the preseason All-SEC first team. Sowell was also named to the Coaches All-SEC Team and is on the Outland Trophy watch list. (more…) (July 26, 2011)
Ole Miss’ success running the ball under coach Houston Nutt has led to another commitment from a high profile running back. West Bolivar’s Kailo Moore (5-foot-10, 190-pounds) gave his verbal pledge to become an Ole Miss Rebel on Monday, less than 48 hours after attending Ole Miss’ one-day football camp. (more…) (July 26, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett is known as a colorful guy. He is a reporter’s dream to interview because of his ability to articulate the finer points of the game as well as his candid thoughts on other things that aren’t always about football. (more…) (July 25, 2011)
HOOVER, Ala. — Excitement for the start of a new season, rather than talk about last year or Mississippi State, is what Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt tried to emphasize during his visit to Southeastern Conference Media Days on Friday.
Whether it was his few minutes spent talking with media based from Mississippi and Memphis or his time spent answering questions from a room filled with reporters from all over, Nutt clearly wanted to talk about the future rather than the past. (July 25, 2011, Page 6)