A long trip to California may not be an ideal scenario for the 1-3 Ole Miss Rebels to have to face this week, but a date with Fresno State on Saturday is the next chance for the Rebels to earn a much needed win.
Ole Miss will be the first school from the Southeastern Conference to play in Bulldog Stadium, capacity 41,031, and the first opponent of any note to play at Fresno State this season. (The 2-2 Bulldogs have played three of four games away from home).
A week after falling 27-13 to the Georgia Bulldogs at home, the Rebels are still searching for an identity on offense that may include junior Randall Mackey starting at quarterback. Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt talked about the challenge of playing at Fresno, regardless of who starts at quarterback, and how the long trip can’t factor into the decision. (September 30, 2011, Page 6A)
Gregg Cook writes to talk about his group’s recent trip to Oxford for the Ole Miss-Georgia game and to say how special of a place the community is. (September 30, 2011, Page 4A)
When the junior college presidents of Mississippi decided late Tuesday that they were eliminating the protected recruiting list for all sports, getting rid of the current athletic districts and greatly reducing the amount of scholarships for out-of-state players, they all but killed junior college athletics in this state. (more…) (September 29, 2011, Page 7)
A week after being embarrassed in a road loss to Vanderbilt, it was easier for Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt to find the silver lining after his Rebels lost 27-13 to Georgia this past Saturday.
More enthusiasm and better effort were the top two things Nutt garnered from evaluating the film of the loss and he seemed to believe that his team was getting closer to executing like he and his staff want. (September 27, 2011, Page 6)
The effort was there Saturday for the Ole Miss Rebels compared to their Week 3 performance against Vanderbilt. Unfortunately for them and coach Houston Nutt, the results of that improved effort weren’t enough to produce a win.
Ole Miss fell to 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference thanks to a 27-13 setback at the hands of the Georgia Bulldogs. What the crowd of 58,042 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and a regional audience watching on the SEC Network, saw was a young Ole Miss team show more fight than it did against the Commodores, but come up short on the scoreboard because of the same miscues that have haunted them all year. (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 1B)
Even though Lee wasn’t a member of last year’s staff that produced a 4-8 record, he is very aware that the losses suffered last year are still on the minds of his players. Following Saturday’s loss, Lee said he went to each offensive player and re-assured them to keep working and believing in each other in the attempt to keep the spirits as high as possible. (September 26, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: On Friday I was afforded the luxury of watching the emotional retirement press conference of my childhood idol Mike Modano, hanging up his hockey skates after 22 record-setting seasons in the NHL (21 of which were with the Stars franchise). (more…) (September 26, 2011, Page 2B)
BLOG: Hello from beautiful Oxford, where it’s currently sunny and 57 and is expected to get up to 80 for the Ole Miss-Georgia kickoff at 11:21 a.m. (more…) (September 24, 2011)