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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 10, 2012

Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Rebel defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M.

Defensive back Mike Hilton made the first start of his young career at the huskie position and received his first extensive playing time as well.

October 9, 2012

 
Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Ole Miss defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M. 

 
Already extremely young on the defensive side of the football, Ole Miss added another true freshman to the mix when the Ole Miss defense took the field for the first time against Texas A&M. 
 
Defensive back Mike Hilton made the first start of his young career at the huskie position and received his first extensive playing time as well.
 

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.
 

April 3, 2012

The Rebels were pushed inside to the Indoor Practice Facility yesterday for the eighth practice of the spring due to rain in the area, but they still managed to get plenty of work done.

 

The Rebels were pushed inside to the Indoor Practice Facility yesterday for the eighth practice of the spring due to rain in the area, but they still managed to get plenty of work done.

February 1, 2012

Quintavius Burdette

Athlete

Senatobia (Senatobia HS)

Rivals.com: 2 Stars

Scout.com: 2 Stars

Vitals: 5’10,” 180 pounds

Burdette committed to Hugh Freeze at Arkansas State and switched to Ole Miss in late January. Originally a running back, he was forced to play quarterback as a senior. He rushed for over 1,200 yards as a junior at the running back position. Listed as an athlete, he could play in the defensive secondary or at running back for the Rebels.

November 30, 2011

1. LSU (12-0, 8-0 SEC, 1st last week): LSU all but locked up a spot in the BCS National Championship with a 41-17 trouncing of Arkansas, the Tigers’ third win over a top-three team this season. In all, LSU has beat seven top-25 teams by an average margin of victory of more than 20 points. Despite trailing 14-0 early in the second quarter, the Tigers outgained the Razorbacks 494-254, including 286-47 on the ground. Sophomore defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was the player of the game, tying the game on an electrifying 92-yard punt return for a touchdown, forcing two fumbles and recovering one of the them. LSU looks to keep its perfect season intact when they play Georgia in Saturday’s SEC Championship.

This week: vs. Georgia (10-2, 7-1 SEC), 3 p.m., CBS

November 19, 2011

Sophomore Barry Brunetti rushes for 47 yards in the second quarter to help set up a junior Bryson Rose field goal before half time. Brunetti replaced junior Zack Stoudt at quarterback late in the first quarter. Brunetti had 15 carries for 74 along with  5 completions for 30 yards. The Rebels fall to 2-9 (0-7) with the 52-3 loss to LSU.

In a game that looked to be a huge mismatch in favor of LSU, the top-ranked Tigers (11-0, 7-0 SEC) dominated the Ole Miss Rebels (2-9, 0-7 SEC) from start to finish. The final count was 52-3, the largest margin of victory in the 100-year history of the Ole Miss-LSU rivalry and the Rebels’ worst loss since the 1974 season.

“They are a really good football team,” head coach Houston Nutt said. “But we helped them. We have to get ready for that last one (against Mississippi State). That’s the bottom line.” 

 

October 17, 2011

 

A very subpar 2011 season has continued to get worse for Ole Miss, as the Rebels defense lost two of its senior defensive leaders for the season in defensive end Wayne Dorsey and defensive back Marcus Temple. 

Both were injured during Saturday’s 52-7 blowout loss to Alabama. Temple suffered a broken right ankle in the first quarter, and Dorsey broke his right arm in the fourth quarter.

September 1, 2011

NewsWatch Sports Anchor Maggie Day reports on the "White guys" remark made by BYU's defensive back Daniel Sorenson.

September 1, 2011

 

Nothing is more prominent at Ole Miss than the stereotype.

The Greeks. The ignorant. The spoiled. The partiers. The conservatives. The racists. 

The list goes on and on. Most are based in some form of truth, some are extreme exaggerations, and none are actually true.

August 31, 2011

With the prospects in the 2012 recruiting class having completed summer camp season and starting their senior year, it’s time to take a look at how Ole Miss is doing so far for those 2012 prospects. Bennett Hipp, jbhipp@olemiss.edu, recaps the Rebels’ ten commitments so far. Remember, these prospects cannot sign until February 2012.

Ben Still
Offensive Lineman
Memphis University School
Scout.com:  3 Stars
Rivals.com: 3 Stars
Vitals: 6’4,” 270 pounds
Still was the first commitment the Rebels received for the 2012 class as he committed April 21. At his current size, he projects to play at guard at the next level and should be a good one. In addition to Ole Miss, Still claims offers from Tulane and Memphis.

August 24, 2011

 

After a year when the Rebels secondary finished near the bottom of the SEC in every statistic, head coach Houston Nutt knew he had to make a change.

That something was bringing on new defensive backs coach Keith Burns. 

 

After a year when the Rebels secondary finished near the bottom of the SEC in every statistic, head coach Houston Nutt knew he had to make a change.

That something was bringing on new defensive backs coach Keith Burns. 

August 17, 2011

 

Ole Miss had a relatively light practice Friday afternoon in preparation for Saturday night’s scrimmage, open to the public inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and scheduled for 6 p.m.

Ole Miss battles inconsistency

After being pleased with his team on Thursday, head coach Houston Nutt felt the Rebels struggled with consistency during Friday’s practice.

August 4, 2011

Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt met with members of the media Thursday afternoon after freshmen and transfers arrived. 

Nutt told those gathered that everyone except defensive back Denzel Nkemdiche and defensive end Kameron Wood reported to camp.

Nutt said he expects Nkemdiche to report soon.

“It’s just some little school stuff," Nutt said. "We thought he was cleared. He went to summer school all summer (at Ole Miss), so I feel real good about it.”

July 25, 2011

With fall practice quickly approaching, here are some things to look for as Ole Miss prepares to begin its 2011 season.

1. Who wins the quarterback job?

This will be the main focus for Ole Miss as the season nears. Sophomore Barry Brunetti is thought to have the lead heading into fall practice, but junior Randall Mackey isn’t far behind after showing flashes of his talent in the spring. Junior college transfer Zack Stoudt is in the mix as well.

2. Is Matt Hall ready to contribute at right guard?

June 2, 2011

With college football only a few months away, it’s time to take an early look at the Southeastern Conference heading into the summer months. Each Friday, The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp will rank the 12 SEC teams by position as part of an eight-week series. Next week: linebackers

With college football only a few months away, it’s time to take an early look at the Southeastern Conference heading into the summer months. Each Friday, The Daily Mississippian’s Bennett Hipp will rank the 12 SEC teams by position as part of an eight-week series. Next week: linebackers

June 2, 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: linebackers

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: linebackers

The Rebels struggled mightily against the pass in 2010; ranking 11th in the Southeastern Conference in passing yards per game given up at 246.3 and dead last in the SEC in interceptions with six interceptions.

 

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

January 27, 2011

With less than a week until national signing day on Feb. 2, Ole Miss has only a few remaining recruiting targets as it aims to close out the 2011 class with a bang. The Rebels picked up two huge gains for its 2011 class Tuesday when linebacker C.J. Johnson and defensive back Floyd Raven committed to Ole Miss.

With less than a week until national signing day on Feb. 2, Ole Miss has only a few remaining recruiting targets as it aims to close out the 2011 class with a bang. The Rebels picked up two huge gains for its 2011 class Tuesday when linebacker C.J. Johnson and defensive back Floyd Raven committed to Ole Miss.

Raven, a four-star prospect on Rivals.com and a three-star on Scout.com, decommitted from Ole Miss a few weeks ago on an official visit to Utah, but reaffirmed his commitment Tuesday night after flirting with Texas A&M, Michigan and Alabama.

July 27, 2010

 

Defensive back Marshay Green lifts Heismann trophy winner Mark Ingram off the ground in the Rebels’ 22-3 loss to the Crimson Tide.

June 23, 2010

Ole Miss football player Rodney Scott and University of South Carolina softball player Sam Arbaugh have been named recipients of the 3rd annual SEC Sportsmanship Award, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday.

 

Ole Miss football player Rodney Scott and University of South Carolina softball player Sam Arbaugh have been named recipients of the 3rd annual SEC Sportsmanship Award, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced Tuesday.

 

The two were chosen by a vote of the SEC Directors of Athletics.