The ultimate goal for the Ole Miss Rebels heading into Saturday’s matchup with the No. 5 LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium was to return to Oxford with a big upset win.
That didn’t work out for the Rebels against one of their biggest rivals, but the effort and overall execution of the team was much improved a week after suffering a disappointing loss at Tennessee.
Ole Miss finished the game with 420 total yards and scored points almost at will in the 43-36 loss. The defense was unable to hold the Tigers late in the game when it mattered most, but the unit didn’t give up a ton of explosive plays that have hindered them in other losses this year. (November 22, 2010, Page 2B)
Former Ole Miss football coach Wobble Davidson will be honored tonight by the Jackson Touchdown Club. Bill Lee, the former president of the club, said the ceremony to honor Davidson would begin at approximately 6:30 following dinner at the River Hills Tennis Club, the site of the ceremony.
Lee said Davidson was chosen to be honored this year because of his importance to Ole Miss football, and the history of Mississippi sports, when he was an assistant to former legend Johnny Vaught. (November 22, 2010, Page 3B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Hello to everyone. I’m here at Tiger Stadium getting ready for today’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and No. 5 LSU Tigers. (more…) (November 20, 2010)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — The coaching salaries for the biggest coaching names at Ole Miss were approved last month by Mississippi’s Institute for Higher Learning Board of Trustees. (more…) (November 19, 2010)
Ole Miss and LSU may be one the same side of the standings in the Southeastern Conference, but that’s about the only thing the two schools have in common heading into Saturday’s annual “Magnolia Bowl” meeting at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.
The Rebels are 4-6 overall and 1-5 in the SEC after falling 52-14 on the road at Tennessee last weekend and in desperate need of some good fortune to finish the regular season. (November 19, 2010, Page 6A)
Ole Miss’ depth on defense took a hit Tuesday when football coach Houston Nutt suspended cornerback Tony Grimes and end Delvin Jones. The freshmen from South Florida violated team rules by being lax on class attendance and the punishment will be missing the final two games, starting with Saturday’s contest at No. 5 LSU. (November 17, 2010, Page 6)
There’s still a chance Ole Miss senior defensive tackle Jerrell Powe could return next season.
How much of a chance? Not even the 320-pounder knows that answer, because as he said on Monday, he’s still focused on the current season and getting Ole Miss bowl eligible.
Because Powe has only played three seasons (2008-10), he could apply for a waiver under a NCAA rule that allows non-qualifiers the ability to receive a fourth year if they’ve made progress in the classroom towards a degree — which, according to Powe he’ll graduate in May with a degree in criminal justice. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
Yesterday’s impromptu speech from Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt was definitely one to remember. (more…) (November 16, 2010)
Ole Miss’ struggles on the gridiron this season have not been taken lightly by the players and coaching staff.
Why is that blatantly clear?
Well, in part because of head coach Houston Nutt’s opening statement that kicked off his weekly press conference on Monday.
During his nine-minute speech, Nutt focused on the state of the program over the last 50 years and where he thought it was headed. (November 16, 2010, Page 4B)
A week after starting the final and most important month of the season with a Homecoming win over Louisiana-Lafayette, the Rebels found themselves as the victim of a one-sided Homecoming loss at the hands of the Tennessee Volunteers.
Led by the passing of freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, and aided by five Ole Miss turnovers, the Volunteers earned their first Southeastern Conference win of the season by throttling the Rebels 52-14 in front of a crowd of 96,044 at Neyland Stadium. (November 15, 2010, Page 1B)