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)
A preseason filled with a lot of promise has turned into a regular season that is dangerously close to being one of the least impressive for the Ole Miss Rebels in several years. (more…) (November 15, 2010, Page 1B)
Bolden carried the ball 12 times for 113 yards and scored both of the team’s touchdowns in a game that was essentially decided by the start of the third quarter.
The two scores for Bolden raised his season total to 11 on the year and 20 in his career, while his rushing effort gave him five games of over 100 yards. (November 15, 2010, Page 2B)
SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Hello, this is John Davis here in Knoxville, Tenn., ready for today’s game between the Ole Miss Rebels and Tennessee Volunteers. Ole Miss enters the game with a 4-5 overall record and 1-4 mark in the Southeastern Conference. The Vols are 3-6 and 0-5 in the SEC. (more…) (November 13, 2010)
Ole Miss’ drive to make a bowl game after its subpar start to the year continues Saturday with a road trip to Knoxville, Tenn., to play the unranked Tennessee Volunteers.
The Rebels (4-5 overall, 1-4 in the Southeastern Conference) started November strong with a much needed 43-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday and the players are looking to build on that success against a Tennessee team that is just 3-6 and 0-5 in the league. (November 12, 2010, Page 6A)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND: Northwest Mississippi Community College football coach Ricky Woods wants to win an MACJC state title in the worst way, but he needs the help of area players, and district players, to help him do it. The Rangers finished the 2010 season with a 9-1 overall mark, but a 52-24 loss to Gulf Coast last Saturday at Bobby Franklin Field was not the ending Woods was hoping for. (more…) (November 11, 2010, Page 8)
When Ole Miss and Tennessee face off on Saturday at Neyland Stadium, it won’t be exactly how D.T. Shackelford would have imagined it over three years ago: Instead of running on to the field in Knoxville, Tenn., wearing the home orange and white, Shackelford will be jogging out of the visitor’s locker room.
Born a Tennessee fan — for what he admits is an unknown reason — in the state of Alabama, Shackelford dreamed of playing for former Vols coach Phil Fulmer. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
Jeremiah Masoli’s status as the starting quarterback when the Ole Miss Rebels travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville, Tenn., this weekend is still up in the air. Masoli is being evaluated and treated from a concussion he suffered in the Rebels’ 43-21 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday. Masoli was knocked out of the game in the first quarter and did not return.
He missed practice Sunday, and after an off day on Monday, he was back at practice Tuesday, although his work was limited according to head football trainer Tim Mullins and coach Houston Nutt. (November 10, 2010, Page 8)
The immediate availability of Jeremiah Masoli is still up in the air after the senior quarterback suffered what was called a mild concussion during Saturday’s 43-21 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.
During Monday’s regularly scheduled press conference, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he was hoping to get an update on Masoli’s status for this weekend’s game at Tennessee today. (November 9, 2010, Page 8)