VIDEO BLOG: Instead of spending the bulk of Monday’s press conference looking ahead to Saturday’s homecoming game against Auburn, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze spent the plenty of time looking back at the Rebels’ 30-27 loss to Texas A&M. (more…) (October 8, 2012)
An interception by Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace with just over a minute remaining. A safety on Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel that ultimately wasn’t ruled in the Rebels’ favor. A holding call that thwarted a scoring drive. A fourth-and-inch run that was snubbed out by the Aggies defense. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
COLUMN: Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace used the word “crushed” describe the way his teammates felt in the dressing room after Saturday night’s 30-27 loss to Texas A&M.
Hugh Freeze, the leader of the Rebels, said he was “very disappointed” with the come-from-behind win for the Aggies and that the “kids and coaches were hurting” from the outcome. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 1B)
When a college football game is decided by three points and in the final minutes like Ole Miss’ game with Texas A&M was Saturday night, coaches, fans, players and media will often go to the stats to figure out where the game was won or lost.
In the case of the Rebels, a season-high 10 penalties that garnered 71 yards hurt their chances of earning the victory as much as any stat, including two interceptions thrown by Bo Wallace. (more…) (October 8, 2012, Page 2B)
Kickoff between the Rebels (3-2 overall, 0-1 SEC) and the Aggies (3-1, 1-1) is set for 6 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPNU with Clay Matvick doing the play-by-play, Matt Stinchcomb as the analyst and Angela Mallen as the sideline reporter. (more…) (October 6, 2012)
Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel may be a freshman, but the way he has played so far in the first four games for the Aggies has been as good as any senior standout. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Manziel isn’t just a leader for A&M on the field — he is the offense. (more…) (October 5, 2012, Page 6A)
COLUMN: At 3-2 through five games, everything’s gone according to the script for Ole Miss, no matter what script you’re working from. Pundits and fans who predicted results as varied as 3-8 to 7-5 had the Rebels losing to national powers Texas and Alabama, and taking care of business against inferior non-conference competition in Central Arkansas, UTEP and Tulane. (more…) (October 4, 2012, Page 9)
Just five weeks after sophomore Bo Wallace secured the starting quarterback position away from Barry Brunetti, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze announced Monday there would be more competition this week between the quarterbacks. In essence, Freeze is going to have a mini summer camp this week to see who can best lead the Rebels (3-2 overall, 0-1 in Southeastern Conference play) against the red-hot Texas A&M Aggies (3-1, 1-1). (October 2, 2012, Page 6)
It doesn’t take an offensive guru like Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze to realize the Rebels will have their hands full this weekend with Texas A&M and specifically quarterback Johnny Manziel coming to town. (more…) (October 2, 2012, Page 6)
COLUMN: HOOVER, Ala. — For years, the dirty little secret of Southeastern Conference Media Days has been that for all its pomp, circumstance and record-breaking attendance, there’s not much in the way of real news that comes out of this event.
On Tuesday’s first day of the 2012 installment, the situation turned worse, as league newcomers Missouri and Texas A&M spent the day being pelted with one asinine question after another about the “toughness” of the SEC. (more…) (July 18, 2012, Page 7)