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SEC Media Days

Expectations speeding up for Ole Miss

HOOVER, Ala. — Hugh Freeze stepped up to the microphone and re-emphasized the goal that he’s envisioned for Ole Miss ever since he was hired to lead the Rebels’ football program back in December 2011. (July 18, 2014, Page 6A)

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    Notebook: New-found fame ‘humbling’ for Prewitt

    Ole Miss senior safety Cody Prewitt can hardly go anywhere without someone noticing him. That’s how it usually goes for the best players in college football’s top conference. (July 18, 2014, Page 6A)

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      Wallace: Shoulder feeling ’100 percent’

      HOOVER, Ala. — Bo Wallace is back throwing a football the way he always remembered being able to throw one — with plenty of zip. An offseason full of rest and rehabilitation has the quarterback’s throwing shoulder as strong as it’s ever been during his time at Ole Miss. The renewed strength has come just in time for his senior season. (July 18, 2014, Page 6A)

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        LIVE BLOG: Ole Miss at SEC Media Days

        HOOVER, Ala. — Today marks the fourth and final day of 2014 SEC  Media Days at the Hyatt Winfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama, and Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and select players finally get their shot to talk about the upcoming season. (more…) (July 17, 2014)

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          Plenty of questions for Rebels at SEC media days

          The spectacle that is Southeastern Conference media days is in full swing at the Wynfrey Hotel in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, but Ole Miss players and coaches have yet to field a single question. The Rebels will take the stage Thursday morning in hopes of answering some of those questions. (July 16, 2014, Page 6)

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            He’s still Dan: Mullen doesn’t know how to bow to Rebels

            COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — It was a minor rebranding effort, but noticeable nonetheless.  (more…) (July 18, 2013, Page 6)

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              Visor to visor: Spurrier’s endorsement boosts Freeze

              COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala.—Hugh Freeze could have walked away from his second SEC Media Days without speaking a single word and his reputation would’ve still been enhanced. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 8)

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                What a difference a year makes

                HOOVER, Ala. — For Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, a second trip to the Southeastern Conference Media Days revolved around increased expectations for his Rebels rather than uncertainty. (more…) (July 17, 2013, Page 8)

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                  Rebels won’t headline Media Days, and that’s a good thing

                  COLUMN: This column, an advance commentary on SEC Media Days, is ostensibly a preview of an event created to preview a sporting season. That’s the level of absurdity at which we’re operating at in college football. If you’re fine with this, I suppose I am, too. (more…) (July 9, 2013, Page 7)

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                    Freeze wins a particularly important day in Hoover

                    COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. —He was quick but not rushed, funny but not mocked, informative but not boring, and even managed to find the sunny side of inheriting a 2-10 program with a healthy SEC losing streak.

                    Measured by his own rhetoric, the consensus among a pool of over 1,000 media members jaded by three days of clichés and no sunlight was that Hugh Freeze won the day in Hoover. The SEC rookie head coach held his own, and maybe even then some during Thursday’s SEC Media Days finale. (more…) (July 20, 2012, Page 6A)

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