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August 30, 2012

 
Win the day.
 
That was first-year head coach Hugh Freeze’s message when he spoke before the Rebel faithful for a capacity crowd at the Gertrude Ford Center last December after being named the new Ole Miss head football coach. Today – one day before he coaches the first game of his tenure – the message remains the same.

 
Win the day.
 
That was first-year head coach Hugh Freeze’s message when he spoke before the Rebel faithful for a capacity crowd at the Gertrude Ford Center last December after being named the new Ole Miss head football coach. Today – one day before he coaches the first game of his tenure – the message remains the same.
 
Freeze walked into an ugly situation at Ole Miss. The Rebels had just completed one of their worst seasons in history, winning just two games for the first time since 1946.
 

March 22, 2012

Lightning in a bottle twice. That’s how search committee co-chair and FedEx executive Mike Glenn described the hires of football coach Hugh Freeze and the recently introduced Athletics Director Ross Bjork, who previously served in the same capacity at Western Kentucky. The committee, which included Glenn, co-chair Archie Manning and Chancellor Dan Jones, agreed Bjork’s vision, qualifications, integrity and character set him apart from “a strong pool of candidates for the position.” In his introduction, Jones stressed the importance of athletics for Ole Miss, as well as excellence in the overall university.

 

March 21, 2012

Ross Bjork, athletics director for Western Kentucky University, has been named the next Director of Athletics at Ole Miss, Chancellor Dan Jones announced today. Bjork, who will take over for retiring AD Pete  Boone in mid-April, spent five years as a senior associate athletics director at UCLA before joining WKU as AD in 2010.

Ross Bjork, athletics director for Western Kentucky University, has been named the next Director of Athletics at Ole Miss, Chancellor Dan Jones announced today. Bjork, who will take over for retiring AD Pete  Boone in mid-April, spent five years as a senior associate athletics director at UCLA before joining WKU as AD in 2010.

Bjork will be formally introduced at a Thursday press conference, and fans can watch the event live at 4 p.m. CT in a free webcast on OleMissSports.com's RebelVision.

January 20, 2012

Chancellor Dan Jones formally launched the search for a new Director of Athletics today, announcing the members of the search committee, scheduling the first committee meeting, and setting expectations for the search.

As with the head football coach search, the co-chairs for the search committee are Ole Miss football legend Archie Manning and FedEx executive Mike Glenn. Other members of the search committee include the current President of the Ole Miss Alumni Association, Richard Noble, two faculty members Ron Rychlak and Ethel Young-Minor, and UMAA Foundation governing board member, Cal Mayo. Noble, Rychlak, and Young-Minor also served on the search committee that recommended hiring Head Football Coach Hugh Freeze.

Chancellor Dan Jones formally launched the search for a new Director of Athletics today, announcing the members of the search committee, scheduling the first committee meeting, and setting expectations for the search.

December 6, 2011

On Monday, Hugh Freeze was officially announced as the 37th head coach of the Ole Miss Rebel football program, but it wasn’t a hire the entire fan base loved. 

 

On Monday, Hugh Freeze was officially announced as the 37th head coach of the Ole Miss Rebel football program, but it wasn’t a hire the entire fan base loved. 

Not at all, actually.

December 6, 2011

On Monday, Hugh Freeze was officially announced as the 37th head coach of the Ole Miss Rebel football program, but it wasn’t a hire the entire fan base loved. 

 

On Monday, Hugh Freeze was officially announced as the 37th head coach of the Ole Miss Rebel football program, but it wasn’t a hire the entire fan base loved. 

Not at all, actually.

December 6, 2011

After arguably the worst season in school history, new head coach Hugh Freeze won the press conference and took the first step to rebuilding the football program and uniting the fan base.

 

After arguably the worst season in school history, new head coach Hugh Freeze won the press conference and took the first step to rebuilding the football program and uniting the fan base.

When reports started to surface, the reaction was mixed, but Freeze won over the capacity crowd at the Ford Center with his love and vision for Ole Miss, both delivered in a charismatic fashion.

December 6, 2011

 

Former Rebel quarterback Archie Manning and FedEx Vice President of Market Development and Corporate Communications Mike Glenn co-chaired the search committee responsible for hiring Hugh Freeze as the next head football coach at Ole Miss. 

 

Former Rebel quarterback Archie Manning and FedEx Vice President of Market Development and Corporate Communications Mike Glenn co-chaired the search committee responsible for hiring Hugh Freeze as the next head football coach at Ole Miss. 

November 30, 2011

Saturday’s 31-3 loss in the Egg Bowl to Mississippi State ended the Houston Nutt era in Oxford, but it also was the beginning of a new era that has nowhere to go but up.

Saturday’s 31-3 loss in the Egg Bowl to Mississippi State ended the Houston Nutt era in Oxford, but it also was the beginning of a new era that has nowhere to go but up.

Sophomore quarterback Barry Brunetti made his second start of the season against the Bulldogs and played the whole game for the Rebels. Brunetti completed 12 of 22 passes for 110 yards and ran for another 23 yards on the ground. The transfer from West Virginia was understandably frustrated after the game and is ready to get things going in the right direction with the football program.

November 30, 2011

Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and the football search committee met with members of the Rebel football squad Tuesday as part of a special team meeting.

Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and the football search committee met with members of the Rebel football squad Tuesday as part of a special team meeting.

The meeting was closed to the public and media.

Led by co-chairs Archie Manning and Mike Glenn, the committee provided players background on the search process and answered any questions. Other search committee members include Richard Noble, Ronald Rychlak and Ethel Young-Minor, all of which are also members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.

November 30, 2011

Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and the football search committee met with members of the Rebel football squad Tuesday as part of a special team meeting.

Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and the football search committee met with members of the Rebel football squad Tuesday as part of a special team meeting.

The meeting was closed to the public and media.

Led by co-chairs Archie Manning and Mike Glenn, the committee provided players background on the search process and answered any questions. Other search committee members include Richard Noble, Ronald Rychlak and Ethel Young-Minor, all of which are also members of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.

November 13, 2011

The University of Mississippi announced the members of the five-person search committee for the Rebels’ new head football coach on Friday. The committee met for the first time Saturday, according to the university release. 

 

The University of Mississippi announced the members of the five-person search committee for the Rebels’ new head football coach on Friday. The committee met for the first time Saturday, according to the university release. 

The committee represents the faculty, the alumni and the M-Club. Co-chairing the committee are legendary quarterback Archie Manning and T. Michael Glenn, the executive vice president of market development and corporate communication for FedEx Corp. 

November 8, 2011

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

 

When Athletics Director Pete Boone said that Houston Nutt would be the last University of Mississippi football head coach he hired, he meant it.

With the lack of on-the-field success over the past two years, Boone recommended to Chancellor Dan Jones that Nutt be replaced. At the same time, Boone said that it was time for a fresh approach and that he would step aside as athletics director.

“The Ole Miss family has accomplished so much in the past decade, but we are poised to go even further, even higher,” Boone said.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

After a day to take all of this information from Monday, this could be a monumental moment in not just Ole Miss athletics, but for the university as a whole. The two men who are hired to take over such prestigious positions could alter the face of Ole Miss forever.

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

November 8, 2011

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

After a day to take all of this information from Monday, this could be a monumental moment in not just Ole Miss athletics, but for the university as a whole. The two men who are hired to take over such prestigious positions could alter the face of Ole Miss forever.

On Monday, Ole Miss announced that head football coach Houston Nutt would not be retained next season, as well as the retirement of Pete Boone by December 2012.

The Rebel nation was also informed that former football great Archie Manning and FedEx Executive Vice President Mike Glenn would co-chair a committee that would be responsible in finding a new Ole Miss football coach and new athletics director.

November 7, 2011

University of Mississippi Athletics Director Pete Boone announced today that the 2011 football season will be the last for head coach Houston Nutt.

 

Nov. 7, 2011

 

November 7, 2011

What's next for our Atheltics program? 

 

At an afternoon press conference Monday, Athletic Director Pete Boone announced that coach Houston Nutt will not return next season, and that he himself would resign in 2012.

“When coach Nutt arrived four years ago, I said publicly he would be the last coach I would hire,” Boone said. “I meant it.” 

Though Boone will retain his current position until sometime next year, he will not have a part in choosing our next head football coach.

October 9, 2011

The world almost always sees public figures for one particular job or talent they have, but the question remains who these people really are. 

 

The world almost always sees public figures for one particular job or talent they have, but the question remains who these people really are. 

For Pete Boone, being the athletics director for the University of Mississippi puts him in the same light.  So, who is the Pete Boone we don’t hear about in the media?  What is he actually like? What does he do outside of his job as athletics director at Ole Miss?

June 17, 2011

 

Not many businesses have survived long enough to celebrate their centennial anniversary. The Daily Mississippian has lasted through 18 presidents and six wars, and is one of the oldest and largest student newspapers in the United States.

Those young journalists have gone on to do great things, with many working for newspapers, magazines and other media around the world.

February 1, 2011

The names Chris Warren, Reginald Buckner, Kayla Melson and Courtney Marbra may not ring many bells.

The names Chris Warren, Reginald Buckner, Kayla Melson and Courtney Marbra may not ring many bells.

However, not a soul is confused when the names Michael Oher, Dexter McCluster, Archie Manning or Jeremiah Masoli are mentioned. Many people on campus claim to be a football trivia star.

How is it that we know the stars of our football teams, past and present, yet we can’t name more than a handful of the Rebel basketball legacies?

October 5, 2010

Heading into their bye week, The Rebels are 3-2 on the season, the same record they had last season at this point. With a much needed week off ahead of them, now is the perfect time to assess the Ole Miss football team, and discuss what has gone right and what has gone wrong for the Rebels in 2010.

 

Heading into their bye week, The Rebels are 3-2 on the season, the same record they had last season at this point. With a much needed week off ahead of them, now is the perfect time to assess the Ole Miss football team, and discuss what has gone right and what has gone wrong for the Rebels in 2010.