COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — College football’s unofficial start to the 2011 season gets underway today at the Wynfrey Hotel. The Southeastern Conference’s annual Media Days event is always a big draw and this year is no exception as over 900 credentials were issued to various writers, TV reporters and radio announcers. (Last year’s total was approximately 900 and that was a record that many felt couldn’t be topped.) (more…) (July 20, 2011, Page 6A)
One benefit, however, is that the Rebels enter the 2011 campaign with a bevy of experience.
When discussing the pitfalls and woes of last season’s four-win campaign, players bring up a lack of camaraderie and leadership.
That won’t be the case this season, at least if the players have learned from last year. (July 18, 2011, Page 6)
BLOG: In today’s edition of the EAGLE you’ll find an article regarding Ole Miss’ recent season ticket spot that features senior running back Brandon Bolden. (more…) (July 15, 2011)
The Nike’esque commercial, which was filmed by Micah Ginn under the direction of Matthew Graves, shows Bolden hard at work in the Mississippi heat on the hot turf of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, preparing for the upcoming season. (more…) (July 15, 2011, Page 6A)
Ole Miss senior offensive lineman Bradley Sowell saw his name appear on last week’s Outland Trophy watch list. This week his name is on the first-team Southeastern Conference Coaches All-SEC team. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Sowell is the only Ole Miss player to be named to the first team. Four Rebels overall made the first, second and third teams.
Joining Sowell on this year’s list from Ole Miss include senior end Kentrell Lockett (second team), junior punter Tyler Campbell (second team) and junior offensive tackle Bobby Massie (third team). Senior running back Brandon Bolden was not selected to any of the three teams. (July 15, 2011, Page 6A)
BLOG: Earlier today the Southeastern Conference announced its 2011 SEC Coaches Preseason teams. Four Rebels were honored, with LT Bradley Sowell named to the first team, while RT Bobby Massie, DE Kentrell Lockett and P Tyler Campbell were all second-team honorees. (more…) (July 14, 2011)
COLUMN: Some of the most talented high school football players in the nation hail from the state of Mississippi each year. The love of football in the state is evident in the turnout each Friday night and the reputation of a program with the success rate of South Panola has only elevated Mississippi’s stature in the nation. (more…) (July 13, 2011, Page 8)
BLOG: Over the weekend Ole Miss unveiled its pre-season video touting the upcoming football season starring senior running back Brandon Bolden. (more…) (July 11, 2011)
Ole Miss senior offensive tackle Bradley Sowell was named to the 2011 Outland Trophy Watch List this morning. The award, given annually to the best interior lineman, is selected each year by members of the Football Writers Association of America. Sowell is one of 11 players from the Southeastern Conference who was named to the preseason watch list and one of 65 total from around the country.
Joining Sowell on the list from the SEC includes Florida’s Xavier Nixon and Jaye Howard, Alabama’s William Vlachos and Barrett Jones, Georgia’s Ben Jones and Cordy Glenn, Tennessee’s Malik Jackson, South Carolina’s T.J. Johnson and Rokevious Watkins and Kentucky’s Larry Warford. The Outland Trophy is the third oldest award in major college football and will be announced on Dec. 8 at The Home Depot College Football Awards. (July 8, 2011, Page 6A)