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October 23, 2012

 
Fresh off an open week, Ole Miss is now focused on preparing for Saturday’s game against Arkansas in Little Rock. 
 
The Razorbacks faced some early season struggles, but the Rebels will face a different, more confident team on Saturday, according to Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. 

 
Fresh off an open week, Ole Miss is now focused on preparing for Saturday’s game against Arkansas in Little Rock. 
 
The Razorbacks faced some early season struggles, but the Rebels will face a different, more confident team on Saturday, according to Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. 
 

October 2, 2012

 
Ole Miss has 21 former football players on NFL rosters. The Daily Mississippian’s Tyler Bischoff gives an update on how they have done through the first four weeks of the season. 

 
Brandon Bolden — RB — New England Patriots
 
The undrafted rookie had a huge week four, rushing for 137 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. For the season, he has 152 yards and two touchdowns for the 2-2 Patriots.
 
BenJarvus Green-Ellis — RB — Cincinnati Bengals
 

March 26, 2012

After losing both starting offensive tackles from the 2011 season, Bradley Sowell to graduation and Bobby Massie to the NFL, Ole Miss entered the off-season searching for an offensive lineman that could come in immediately and contribute.

 

After losing both starting offensive tackles from the 2011 season, Bradley Sowell to graduation and Bobby Massie to the NFL, Ole Miss entered the off-season searching for an offensive lineman that could come in immediately and contribute.

Enter Pierce Burton. 

The 6’7,” 290-pound offensive tackle from City College of San Francisco signed with Ole Miss over Florida and was one of Hugh Freeze’s first big statement wins on the recruiting trail.

March 22, 2012

As spring practice begins today at 3:30 on the practice fields, here are five things to keep an eye on:

As spring practice begins today at 3:30 on the practice fields, here are five things to keep an eye on:

 

1. Replacing the tackles

February 14, 2012

There’s a good reason a lot of romantic comedies somehow involve Valentine’s Day. Whether people describe their situation as single, engaged, in a relationship or “it’s complicated,” the way most people treat the holiday is a little entertaining.

 

There’s a good reason a lot of romantic comedies somehow involve Valentine’s Day. Whether people describe their situation as single, engaged, in a relationship or “it’s complicated,” the way most people treat the holiday is a little entertaining.

February 13, 2012

When Jerrell Powe was in high school, he had two goals: the first was to play college football at Ole Miss. The second was to play in the NFL.

When Jerrell Powe was in high school, he had two goals: the first was to play college football at Ole Miss. The second was to play in the NFL.

Powe originally signed a letter of intent to play for the Rebels in 2005, but he was denied eligibility for a couple of years by the NCAA. Finally, in 2008, Powe got word that he was cleared and his career in the SEC began.

January 31, 2012

They say the college football season never really ends. When the games are over and a champion is crowned, coaching searches and recruiting take center stage in college football news. However, recruiting and the way it is currently handled by all parties involved makes it completely irrelevant.

They say the college football season never really ends. When the games are over and a champion is crowned, coaching searches and recruiting take center stage in college football news. However, recruiting and the way it is currently handled by all parties involved makes it completely irrelevant.

First off, player ratings make no sense and do not really capture a recruit’s true potential. If you don’t believe me, let’s look at past Ole Miss players as incoming recruits. Some of the Rebs’ best players were not highly rated or recruited.

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.

November 16, 2011

As soon as the Ole Miss head coaching position became open this past Monday, former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach’s name was quickly linked with the job, among other former and current head coaches and coordinators.

Currently an announcer and analyst for CBS Sports, Leach boasts 23 years of coaching experience, including an 84-43 record in 10 seasons as the Texas Tech head coach. He brought his patented “Air Raid” offense to Lubbock, and the Red Raiders never had a losing season, reached 10 straight bowl games and shared the Big 12 South Title in 2008.

When asked about the Ole Miss job, he said it would be a job that “anybody would be interested in.”

As soon as the Ole Miss head coaching position became open this past Monday, former Texas Tech head coach Mike Leach’s name was quickly linked with the job, among other former and current head coaches and coordinators.

Currently an announcer and analyst for CBS Sports, Leach boasts 23 years of coaching experience, including an 84-43 record in 10 seasons as the Texas Tech head coach. He brought his patented “Air Raid” offense to Lubbock, and the Red Raiders never had a losing season, reached 10 straight bowl games and shared the Big 12 South Title in 2008.

November 15, 2011

Best Matchups
Quarterback — Alex Smith, 49ers (vs. Cardinals) — Smith has been a game-managing quarterback thus far. Although he hasn’t done anything spectacular this season, he hasn’t made any critical mistakes in close games.
Running back Frank Gore has been banged up, so the 49ers may have to air the ball out a little more than usual against a bad Cardinals secondary.
Look for coach Jim Harbaugh to attempt to establish some confidence in Smith as his 49ers approach an important part in their schedule.

October 10, 2011

TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- TCU accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 on Monday night, seizing an opportunity to be a part of a conference with natural geographic rivals despite the league's recent instability.

September 27, 2011

While there are plenty of variables to be argued and talked out, the 2011 NBA Lockout and rift between the players and owners can be explained by comparison.

The players want the NBA to be more like Major League Baseball, where contracts are guaranteed to pay out big dollars even if the player underperforms. The owners would like for the NBA to more closely resemble the NFL, which allows teams to cut underperforming players and puts a much larger emphasis on revenue sharing.

September 11, 2011

 

Former Ole Miss running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis burst onto the NFL scene last season as the feature back in the New England Patriots’ offense. 

September 1, 2011

 

When Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford arrived his freshman year, his goal was to become the type of player Patrick Willis was with the Rebels.

Willis, who is now in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers, is considered by many to be the best linebacker in the NFL.

 

When Ole Miss linebacker D.T. Shackelford arrived his freshman year, his goal was to become the type of player Patrick Willis was with the Rebels.

July 26, 2011

 

Hall of Fame NFL receiver and current analyst for the NFL Network Michael Irvin appeared on the most recent cover of Out magazine (a popular gay men’s lifestyle magazine) and was featured in an article about his late brother, who was gay.

Many people remember Irvin from his time with the Dallas Cowboys, but Irvin has found himself in the headlines for plenty of other reasons throughout the years. 

July 21, 2011

 

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) -- The country's most popular sport is in limbo for at least another day.

NFL owners overwhelmingly approved a tentative agreement Thursday to end the lockout, provided players re-establish their union and sign off on the deal. The players, however, didn't vote, saying they had not seen the full proposal.

July 7, 2011

 

NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL teams owners and players’ association leaders met for another long negotiating session Thursday, hoping to finally break the labor lockout that has now lasted more than 16 weeks.

As NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith joined in the sixth set of recent talks between the two sides, a regularly scheduled conference call involving players in a lawsuit against the league was planned for Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.

July 7, 2011

 

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: Running backs.

 

1. Arkansas: The Razorbacks lost star tight end D.J. Williams to the draft, but return the best receiving corp in the Southeastern Conference. The senior trio of Joe Adams, Jarius Wright, and Greg Childs will give junior quarterback Tyler Wilson plenty of options through the air. Childs hauled in 46 catches for 659 yards and six touchdowns before injuring his knee late last season. Adams and Wright combined for over 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns. Junior tight end Chris Gragg has the task of filling the large shoes left behind by Williams.

July 1, 2011

 

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA locked out its players Friday when its collective bargaining agreement expired, becoming the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.

The labor deal ended at midnight after players and owners failed to reach a new contract. The two sides remained far apart on just about every major issue, from salaries to the salary cap, revenues to revenue sharing.

The long-expected lockout puts the 2011-12 season in jeopardy and comes as the NFL is trying to end its own work stoppage that began in March.

June 23, 2011

 

With the NFL still locked out, hopes of watching professional football seem slim at best — unless you live in Tupelo.

The Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) announced last week that Tupelo would become part of a group of expansion arena football teams for the 2012 season. 

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

April 26, 2011

The last thing the NFL and the NFL Players Association could agree on, before the undesired but public lockout of the players by its owners, was that the 2011 NFL Draft should still take place. A provision in the expired collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requires it.

The last thing the NFL and the NFL Players Association could agree on, before the undesired but public lockout of the players by its owners, was that the 2011 NFL Draft should still take place. A provision in the expired collective bargaining agreement (CBA) requires it.

This year’s NFL Draft, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, will have a unique set of rules and a cape of dread.

April 24, 2011

Jeremiah Masoli’s story has been well-documented.

Jeremiah Masoli’s story has been well-documented.

From the transfer rumors in August, to his NCAA clearance the day before the Jacksonville State football game, to the 31-23 loss to Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.

He was the story of the 2010 Ole Miss football season that ended 4-8. Masoli threw for 2,039 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and also rushed for 544 yards and six touchdowns in the fall.

March 30, 2011

Dexter McCluster spent four years on the Ole Miss football team mystifying defenses and bringing fans to their feet inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Dexter McCluster spent four years on the Ole Miss football team mystifying defenses and bringing fans to their feet inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

What he didn’t do was get his degree.