As the Ole Miss Rebel football team took the practice field for their first spring practice, Coach Hugh Freeze knew his team wouldn’t be perfect, but requested during the team meeting that they show maximum effort and attitude for all 15 days.
The team showed just that under a blue sky Friday afternoon. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)
NEW ORLEANS — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze came to the New Orleans Arena on Saturday to root on the men’s basketball in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. He ended up talking some football before he got to cheer on the Rebels in their semifinal game with Vanderbilt.
Ole Miss’ 15 spring practice sessions begin March 23 and Freeze said there is a lot to teach between then and the annual Red-Blue spring game April 21. (March 12, 2012, Page 4B)
Ole Miss’ annual Grove Bowl game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday was more about defining roles and the team moving forward into summer drills with some defined leaders taking charge. (more…) (April 18, 2011, Page 4B)
Head coach Houston Nutt talked about Saturday’s scrimmage after practice, but the biggest news of the day involved junior linebacker D.T. Shackelford, who sustained a knee injury during the practice. An immediate diagnosis was not known right after practice and results from an MRI performed were expected to be released today. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 1B)
The past four years have been one big learning experience for Ole Miss running back Devin Thomas.
Heading into the second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt wanted to see his team show more consistency on both sides of the ball. His hope was his wide receivers would catch throws from the quarterbacks better, the running game would be even more physical and the defense would do an even better job of flying to the football.
Nutt was able to see his offensive line open more holes for the likes of Enrique Davis and Devin Thomas to gain big chunks of yardage, and while the receivers as a group made some plays, the overall performance was still inconsistent for Nutt’s liking. (April 11, 2011, Page 2B)
VIDEO BLOG: Junior quarterback Randall Mackey talked with reporters earlier today following a 4-for-10 performance in Ole Miss’ second spring scrimmage. The video of that interview is after the jump. (more…) (April 9, 2011)
Football practice has become more enjoyable for Ole Miss sophomore wide receiver Ja-Mes Logan this spring. A year after the 6-foot-2 Natchez native got his feet wet playing in a reserve role at wide receiver, Logan has become one of the two main leaders for a group that is currently short on overall experience. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 7A)