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November 9, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 
 

October 23, 2012

 
Ole Miss will be facing off with one of the Southeastern Conference’s most powerful offenses in Arkansas this weekend. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will be forced to stop senior quarterback Tyler Wilson, who leads the SEC in passing yards per game (326.2 ypg), and senior receiver Cobi Hamilton, who leads the SEC in receiving yards per game (107.7 ypg).

 
Ole Miss will be facing off with one of the Southeastern Conference’s most powerful offenses in Arkansas this weekend. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will be forced to stop senior quarterback Tyler Wilson, who leads the SEC in passing yards per game (326.2 ypg), and senior receiver Cobi Hamilton, who leads the SEC in receiving yards per game (107.7 ypg).
 

October 11, 2012

 
To be a freshman and be a leader, particularly in the Southeastern Conference, is rare, in the words of head coach Hugh Freeze. However, Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has done just that.

 
To be a freshman and be a leader, particularly in the Southeastern Conference, is rare, in the words of head coach Hugh Freeze. However, Ole Miss redshirt freshman linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche has done just that.
 
“There’s no age, there’s no perfect rubric for being a leader,” Nkemdiche said. “If you want to be courageous and step up and lead by example, lead vocally, why not? If my teammates take that into their perspective and respect that, why not keep doing it and show up every weekend?”
 

October 11, 2012

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 

 
Two years removed from playing high school football at Sylva-Bay Academy, and one year removed from being thrown into the Southeastern Conference mix as a true freshman, sophomore safety Cody Prewitt has emerged as a leader and playmaker for a young but improving Ole Miss defense. 
 
A new defensive scheme under defensive coordinator Dave Wommack has allowed Prewitt to be more confident in his actions on the field. 
 

October 11, 2012

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s Homecoming game seeking its first conference win since defeating Kentucky 42-35 in 2010, and Auburn may be the perfect opportunity for it to do so. 

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s Homecoming game seeking its first conference win since defeating Kentucky 42-35 in 2010, and Auburn may be the perfect opportunity for it to do so. 
 

October 10, 2012

After facing an effective scrambling quarterback last weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) this Saturday.

Auburn has had its share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said that at some points it is like the Tigers are running five or six different offenses.

October 9, 2012

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 

 
After facing an effective scrambling quarterback this past weekend in freshman Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, the Ole Miss defense will once again have to prepare for the unexpected when the Rebels (3-3, 0-2 SEC) take on Auburn (1-4, 0-3 SEC) on Saturday. 
 
Auburn has had its share of struggles on the offensive side of the ball this season, but Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said some times it looks like the Tigers are running five or six different offenses.
 

October 5, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.

 
The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.
 
The Rebels are coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama this past weekend, while the Aggies defeated Arkansas last weekend 58-10 and appear to be settling into the SEC well so far. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze knows he and his team will have a tough challenge this weekend.

October 2, 2012

 
Ole Miss resumed practice Tuesday afternoon after its 33-14 loss this past Saturday to No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) this weekend. 

 
Ole Miss resumed practice Tuesday afternoon after its 33-14 loss this past Saturday to No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) this weekend. 
 
In Monday’s weekly press conference, head coach Hugh Freeze said that the quarterback competition will be more open this week. Sophomore Bo Wallace and junior Barry Brunetti split snaps at quarterback on Tuesday.
 

October 1, 2012

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss shifted its base defense from a 4-2-5 to a 4-3 this past Saturday, inserting senior Joel Kight as a third linebacker along with redshirt freshman Denzel Nkemdiche and junior Mike Marry.
 
After giving up 676 yards and 350 yards on the ground against Texas, Ole Miss held Alabama to 305 total yards and only 125 yards on the ground. The Crimson Tide had been averaging 425 total yards and 204 yards on the ground.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Ole Miss shifted its base defense from a 4-2-5 to a 4-3 this past Saturday, inserting senior Joel Kight as a third linebacker along with redshirt freshman Denzel Nkemdiche and junior Mike Marry.
 
After giving up 676 yards and 350 yards on the ground against Texas, Ole Miss held Alabama to 305 total yards and only 125 yards on the ground. The Crimson Tide had been averaging 425 total yards and 204 yards on the ground.
 

September 27, 2012

 
When Ole Miss faces No. 1 Alabama on the road Saturday to open Southeastern Conference play, they’re backs are against the wall. The Rebels continue to rebuild under first-year head coach Hugh Freeze, while the Crimson Tide look stronger than last year’s national championship team.

 
When Ole Miss faces No. 1 Alabama on the road Saturday to open Southeastern Conference play, their backs are against the wall. The Rebels continue to rebuild under first-year head coach Hugh Freeze, while the Crimson Tide look stronger than last year’s national championship team.
 

September 23, 2012

 
NEW ORLEANS — After giving up 66 points and 676 total yards to Texas, the Ole Miss defense bounced back and held Tulane to 159 yards of total offense, including just 14 yards on the ground, in a 39-0 win on Saturday.

 
NEW ORLEANS — After giving up 66 points and 676 total yards to Texas, the Ole Miss defense bounced back and held Tulane to 159 yards of total offense, including just 14 yards on the ground, in a 39-0 win on Saturday.
 
Ole Miss also forced three turnovers and held Tulane to 2-of-16 on third-down conversions and 1-of-5 on fourth-down conversions.
 

September 19, 2012

Ole Miss was back outside for practice Wednesday after spending Tuesday in the Indoor Practice Facility as they prepare to head to New Orleans to take on the Tulane Green Wave (0-2) on Saturday in the Rebels’ first road game of the season.

Ole Miss was back outside for practice Wednesday after spending Tuesday in the Indoor Practice Facility as they prepare to head to New Orleans to take on the Tulane Green Wave (0-2) on Saturday in the Rebels’ first road game of the season.

The Rebels kept the energy alive from Tuesday’s spirited practice, but head coach Hugh Freeze was disappointed in the sloppy execution on Wednesday.

September 12, 2012

 
With freshman safety Trae Elston out for Saturday’s game against No. 14 Texas, the task of containing the Longhorns’ offense just got a little tougher for the Ole Miss defense. In his place, junior Frank Crawford becomes the backup at the rover safety position for Saturday, according to co-defensive coordinator Dave Wommack. 

 
With freshman safety Trae Elston out for Saturday’s game against No. 14 Texas, the task of containing the Longhorns’ offense just got a little tougher for the Ole Miss defense. In his place, junior Frank Crawford becomes the backup at the rover safety position for Saturday, according to co-defensive coordinator Dave Wommack. 
 
Beyond that, the absence of Elston has forced everyone to step things up a notch. 
 

September 6, 2012

 
After winning their first game of the season last Saturday against Central Arkansas, Ole Miss (1-0) looks to carry its momentum into tomorrow’s nonconference clash with Conference-USA member UTEP. 

 
After winning their first game of the season last Saturday against Central Arkansas, Ole Miss (1-0) looks to carry its momentum into tomorrow’s nonconference clash with Conference-USA member UTEP. 
 
The Miners of UTEP fell to No. 4 Oklahoma last Saturday 24-7 in a game that had many thinking the Miners had a chance at a major upset. They entered the fourth quarter trailing the Sooners by just three points.
 

September 5, 2012

 
Ole Miss began Wednesday afternoon’s practice on the practice fields, but some rain forced the Rebels inside the Indoor Practice Facility for the second straight day. Even though they were not able to stay outside, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the team’s energy. 

 
Ole Miss began Wednesday afternoon’s practice on the practice fields, but some rain forced the Rebels inside the Indoor Practice Facility for the second straight day. Even though they were not able to stay outside, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the team’s energy. 
 
“It was good to get inside though, and our kids had great energy,” Freeze said. “(I) think we’ve got a good plan. Now, we just got see if our kids can execute it.” 
 

August 21, 2012

Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt found himself in a tough and unenviable position this past spring.

 
Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt found himself in a tough and unenviable position this past spring.
 
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound sophomore was trying to impress a new coaching staff in a new scheme, but a badly injured ankle caused the staff to misevaluate what they thought they had in Prewitt.
 

July 10, 2012

 

Switching Things Up On Defense

Ole Miss looks to improve on the defensive side of the ball, as the Rebels were ranked at the bottom of the SEC in total defense this past season. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack is planning to incorporate his new 4-2-5 defensive scheme to help turn things around. 

“We’re really looking for our guys to play both man and zone coverage," Wommack said. "Especially our boundary corner, he needs to be quick and very physical."

 

April 24, 2012

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

 

With the end of spring practice, football beat writer Bennett Hipp breaks down next year’s Ole Miss football team position-by-position, starting with the defense. Tomorrow, he breaks down the offense. 

 

Defensive ends:

April 16, 2012

Hugh Freeze described his offense as “up and down” during Saturday morning’s scrimmage, while Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack called his defense “inconsistent” during the two-hour affair. 

 

Hugh Freeze described his offense as “up and down” during Saturday morning’s scrimmage, while Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack called his defense “inconsistent” during the two-hour affair. 

April 8, 2012

Ole Miss held its second 5:30 am practice of spring this past Thursday morning, during which the Rebel offense had arguably its best day.
For most of the spring, the defense under defensive coordinator Dave Wommack has consistently dominated the offense in team drills. That was not the case on Thursday, as the offense installed more of the playbook and used it to their advantage.

Ole Miss held its second 5:30 am practice of spring this past Thursday morning, during which the Rebel offense had arguably its best day.
For most of the spring, the defense under defensive coordinator Dave Wommack has consistently dominated the offense in team drills. That was not the case on Thursday, as the offense installed more of the playbook and used it to their advantage.

December 8, 2011

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Thursday the first additions to his Rebel football staff. Dave Wommack was named the Rebels’ defensive coordinator and safeties coach, Maurice Harris will serve as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, Tom Allen will be the linebackers coach, and Chris Kiffin was named defensive line coach.

All four assistant coaches were members of Freeze’s staff at Arkansas State.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Thursday the first additions to his Rebel football staff. Dave Wommack was named the Rebels’ defensive coordinator and safeties coach, Maurice Harris will serve as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator, Tom Allen will be the linebackers coach, and Chris Kiffin was named defensive line coach.

All four assistant coaches were members of Freeze’s staff at Arkansas State.