Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt finished making moves on his staff for the 2011 season today with the hiring of Keith Burns as secondary coach. Burns, a 1982 graduate of Arkansas, comes to Ole Miss from Kansas State where he coached defensive backs under coach Bill Snyder. (more…) (January 21, 2011, Page 6A)
Vaught Hemingway Stadium, as well as the rest of Ole Miss’ football-related facilities, will be a busy place this weekend as the staff hosts the largest contingent of official visitors this year.
Top targets, such as Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-foot-3, 243-pounds, 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash) and Amanda Elzy cornerback Jermaine Whitehead (6-0, 183, 4.4) are expected to be just some of the approximately 25 recruits who tour the campus and get a glimpse of what it would be like to play for the Rebels. (more…) (January 20, 2011, Page 6)
Joining Houston Nutt’s staff at Ole Miss is more than just a move to the Southeastern Conference for Gunter Brewer.
For Brewer, the chance to coach the Rebels presents an opportunity to return home to be closer to his family. (January 20, 2011, Page 6)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — With National Signing Day now just two weeks away, football recruiting is hitting its peak. Ole Miss is expected to host over 25 players on official visits this weekend, including the coaching staff’s top targets at defensive back, defensive tackle, linebacker and running back. (more…) (January 19, 2011)
Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt continued to adjust his coaching staff today with the hiring of a familiar face and name from Rebel football history.
Gunter Brewer, the son of former head coach Billy Brewer, was officially announced as the new wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Brewer, who comes to Oxford after spending six seasons at Oklahoma State, is the second hire in the past month on the offensive side of the ball. David Lee was hired to coordinate the offense for the upcoming season. (January 19, 2011, Page 6)
Tupelo high school standout P.J. Jones is considering inking with the Ole Miss Rebels come signing day.
Ole Miss defensive tackle Ted Laurent has accepted an invitation to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game. The game will be held Jan. 22 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., kicking off at 3 p.m. CT on NFL Network. (more…) (January 14, 2011, Page 6A)
A change of heart is a common thing for high school players to deal with during the recruiting process leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 2, but for Philadelphia linebacker C.J. Johnson (6-foot-3, 243-pounds, 4.63 seconds in the 40-yard dash), a recent de-commitment opened the flood gates to some new possibilities and opportunities for schools to sign him.
Johnson broke away from his verbal pledge to Mississippi State for the time being to re-evaluate where he might want to go to school. Although Johnson had been committed to play for the Bulldogs and coach Dan Mullen since the fall of his junior season, the loss of MSU assistant coaches Mark Hudspeth and Manny Diaz in the matter of month made him start to feel like Starkville may not be the best place to go. (January 13, 2011, Page 6)
Ole Miss sophomore Tyler Campbell finished the 2010 season as the NCAA punting champion besting 93 other kickers in the nation with a 46.37-yard average. (more…) (January 12, 2011)
When the news broke that David Lee was taking over as Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator on Monday evening, incoming junior college quarterback Zack Stoudt was caught off guard, so much so that he had found out Dave Rader was relieved of his duties on the Internet prior to both Rader and head coach Houston Nutt eventually calling him later that night. (more…) (January 12, 2011, Page 6A)