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Against all odds, Ole Miss revels in Egg Bowl win

STARKVILLE — Thanksgiving night wasn’t supposed to play out like this. It just wasn’t. Mississippi State came into the latest rendition of the Egg Bowl ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

There’s still an Egg Bowl to play, but don’t forget about this Ole Miss team

Ole Miss lost this season’s final game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday. Five days from now, it’ll all be over. The Rebels’ Thanksgiving trip to ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Amid all the noise, Ole Miss enjoys stress-free day in runaway win

No worries. No stress. No drama. At least on the field. Saturday was a different kind of day for Ole Miss. The Rebels got back to ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

November will define future of Ole Miss’ football program

Matt Luke uttered the phrase in a recent press conference that’s so common among college football coaches this time of year that it’s become cliche: ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Latest wild tussle with Arkansas a different kind of loss for Ole Miss

The Arkansas-Ole Miss series has been something of late. Heart-pounding? Thrilling? Agonizing? Guess it depends on what side of it you’re on, but pick whatever ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Shea Patterson’s injury muddies Ole Miss’ quarterback picture

It looked harmless enough. Sure, the change of possession hurt an Ole Miss team that can’t afford to have many empty offensive possessions with the ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Ole Miss’ mettle about to get serious test after another lopsided loss

AUBURN, Ala. — Interim coach Matt Luke talked in the middle of the week about the need for Ole Miss to get off to a ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Ole Miss’ blowout loss to Alabama exposes same old flaws

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — There were signs that what happened inside Bryant-Denny Stadium late Saturday night was coming. Despite talk from coaches and players of better ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Start of season brings sense of normalcy for Ole Miss

The questions weren’t all that new to DaMarkus Lodge. He just hadn’t heard these kind in a while. After Ole Miss’ 47-27 win over South ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Matt Luke’s audition for Ole Miss’ permanent coaching job will be a passionate one

It was Christmas in July for Matt Luke. Ole Miss’ new head football coach strolled through the double doors of the team room inside the ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Hugh Freeze’s brash front at Ole Miss puts him on his coaching back

In the midst of a 13-minute joint press conference with Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter, one that was quickly thrown together Thursday night after the ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

SEC Media Days aren’t the same without Les Miles

HOOVER, Ala. — Bret Bielema tried. He really did. Arkansas’ coach is making a serious run at being the most quotable football coach in the ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Five burning questions for Ole Miss at SEC Media Days

College football is back. Well, unofficially anyway. The games don’t start for another seven weeks, but the annual circus that is Southeastern Conference Media Days ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

When it comes to NCAA’s punishment, who knows?

I was starting a week of vacation when the sanctions came down in the Louisville men’s basketball’s infractions case two Thursdays ago, so I didn’t ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Ole Miss, NCAA on collision course heading into investigation’s final stretch

Before you even get to the actual allegations and Ole Miss’ responses to each one in the 124-page response to the NCAA’s latest Notice of ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

Ole Miss softball has become overnight sensation

Raise your hand if you followed Ole Miss softball before the last two weeks. Now keep it up if you went the whole Southeastern Conference ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

No shortage of storylines heading into Ole Miss’ Pro Day

Ole Miss’ Pro Day won’t be like it was last year. NFL coaches and personnel won’t be flocking to Oxford on Monday to scout three ... Read more

3 years ago by Davis Potter.

It’s time for Ole Miss basketball to take next step under Andy Kennedy

Georgia Tech 74, Ole Miss 66 ended the Rebels’ postseason run late Tuesday night. Their three tournament games produced a road win over one of ... Read more

4 years ago by Davis Potter.

NCAA is coming for Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss

So Ole Miss’ long-awaited second Notice of Allegations as part of the NCAA’s investigation into the football program came Wednesday. It wasn’t good. Sprinkled throughout the ... Read more

4 years ago by Davis Potter.

Uncertainty taking its toll on Ole Miss’ recruiting

From a rankings standpoint, Hugh Freeze just signed the worst calendar-year recruiting class of his Ole Miss tenure. It’s no secret as to why. The ... Read more

4 years ago by Davis Potter.

Risk, reward come with Ole Miss’ new assistants

Ole Miss’ coaching staff is now complete. I think. What had been widely reported Tuesday became official Wednesday when Hugh Freeze announced Jacob Peeler as ... Read more

4 years ago by Davis Potter.

Who will be Ole Miss’ defensive coordinator? Some old, new names to know

Hugh Freeze has one hire to make and could have more as Ole Miss’ football coach heads into an offseason where he said everything about ... Read more

4 years ago by Davis Potter.

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