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September 21, 2011

As Twitter usage becomes more widespread among student-athletes, athletic departments across the country are coming to an agreement — Twitter is the devil.

First banned last year at Boise State by head football coach Chris Petersen, several other programs around the country, including Kansas, South Carolina, St. John’s, Villanova and Mississippi State, have all decided to pull the plug on the social media website.

August 17, 2011

 

For the second day in a row, head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with his team’s performance on the practice fields.

“We had another good one,” Nutt said of Wednesday’s practice. “We have had two really good back-to-back days. I was excited about them pushing through it today, when it got a little hotter than it has the last two days.”

Nutt said that he is happy to see some of the older players pushing the freshmen.

June 9, 2011

 

With college football only a couple months away, it’s time to take an early look at the Ole Miss football team. Each Thursday, The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp will break down Ole Miss position-by-position as part of an eight-week series. Next week: Defensive line

 

With college football only a couple months away, it’s time to take an early look at the Ole Miss football team. Each Thursday, The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp will break down Ole Miss position-by-position as part of an eight-week series. Next week: Defensive line

When Ole Miss entered spring practice, the linebacker group was the strong point of the Rebels defense and possibly the best unit on the team. However, spring was not kind to the Ole Miss linebacking corp and what was a sure thing has now turned into a question mark.

April 17, 2011

After a much-maligned 2010 season in which the defense ranked last in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense and next to last in total defense, the unit emerged tougher and more aggressive in Saturday’s Grove Bowl and throughout spring practice.
 

After a much-maligned 2010 season in which the defense ranked last in the Southeastern Conference in scoring defense and next to last in total defense, the unit emerged tougher and more aggressive in Saturday’s Grove Bowl and throughout spring practice.

April 12, 2011

The Ole Miss defense had a boost earlier this spring with the news of defensive end Kentrell Lockett’s return, but the unit took a hit on Monday with the loss of standout linebacker DT Shackelford.

The Ole Miss defense had a boost earlier this spring with the news of defensive end Kentrell Lockett’s return, but the unit took a hit on Monday with the loss of standout linebacker DT Shackelford.

Shackelford left Monday’s practice with an apparent knee injury, and on Tuesday a University spokesman announced that the linebacker had torn his right ACL. Shackelford is set for surgery in the next two weeks, and recovery time is expected to take anywhere from six to eight months.

February 3, 2011

Justin Bell
offensive lineman
Callaway High School
Scout.com: 3 stars
Rivals.com: 3 stars
Vitals: 6-foot-3, 320 pounds
Bell might not be as highly touted as his Callaway teammate, Aaron Morris, but he possesses all of the tools to be a dependable Division I offensive lineman. He is expected to play center, a position that Ole Miss already has several dependable players at and will likely red shirt to provide quality depth for the future.

Nickolas Brassell
wide receiver

July 18, 2010

The Ole Miss front four understandably gets all the hype, but the guys lining up behind them at linebacker aren’t bad themselves.

 

The Ole Miss front four understandably gets all the hype, but the guys lining up behind them at linebacker aren’t bad themselves.

 

By my estimations, the ‘backers are the second best unit on the team – behind the defensive line and slightly ahead of the running backs.