Improvement was a key word used by Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt during his weekly press conference Monday afternoon. After opening the season with a double overtime loss to Jacksonville State, the Rebels were able to secure a win at Tulane. The victory, Nutt said, will give his team some needed confidence and make practices a little easier to handle moving forward as they prepare for the start of Southeastern Conference play. (September 14, 2010, Page 7)
Six weeks after being hired to his first head coaching position since high school, Vanderbilt’s Robbie Caldwell is ready to lead a team through the tunnel and on to the field Saturday night. All Caldwell is hoping for is not to trip and take out his Commodores before they can begin play against Northwestern. (September 3, 2010, Page 9A)
Bobby Johnson may not be the head coach at Vanderbilt any longer, but his name, and the man that replaced him, was still a big topic at the Southeastern Conference’s Media Days Thursday. Johnson abruptly retired from his role as head coach just nine days ago, a move that not only caught the rest of the league off guard, but his staff and team as well.
Vanderbilt athletic officials have done a good job of making a quick transition from Johnson’s tenure into that of supporting new, interim coach Robbie Caldwell. That fact shows in the school’s 2010 football media guide. Besides the records and years that Johnson coached in Nashville, there is only one other page that lists his name in the team’s media guide. His retirement story, located on Page 28, simply lists Johnson’s accomplishments between 2002 and 2009. In this league, the longer a team spends looking back, the easier it is to get beat. (July 23, 2010, Page 6A)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — With its regular season winding down, Ole Miss will look to finish strong starting tonight against Vanderbilt at home. The Rebels are coming off of a 71-63 loss at Mississippi State. (February 18, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS WOMEN’S HOOPS — Ole Miss will open its home Southeastern Conference Schedule tonight against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The game starts at 7 p.m. at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum. (January 8, 2010, Page 8)
OLE MISS MEN’S HOOPS — Ten of the 12 Southeastern Conference teams will open up league play this weekend. (January 7, 2010, Page 6)