Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hugh Freeze from today’s SEC teleconference

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze (Daily Journal photo)

Highlights from Hugh Freeze’s time on the SEC teleconference. … Opening comments We’re excited about the great challenge we have. They are arguably the gold standard of football right now. To take our young football team into that atmosphere is

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Remembering McCluster

Running backs coach Derrick Nix, the only holdover from the previous administration on the Hugh Freeze staff, was around when Dexter McCluster struggled to hold the football in 2008. He saw McCluster get past that obstacle and become an All-American

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Second chance for defense

From the mother ship, the Alabama game is the second chance for a good impression for the Ole Miss defense. The Rebels have shown gradual improvement in three non-conference games going back to the second half of Central Arkansas after

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Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning. … From Tuscaloosa, Alabama safety Robert Lester lacks the interceptions right now but not the confidence. … The SEC’s trend of suspensions for helmet-t0-helmet contact will not extend to Kentucky safety Mike Benton

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Freeze talks Wallace, Tuesday practice

Will Hugh Freeze attempt field goals this week?

Here’s Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze after today’s practice. Bo Wallace dressed but did nothing beyond the mental aspect of practice. Freeze expects him to work back into things tomorrow, and it still sounds as though Wallace will play against

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Hoops update

With practice set to begin in October, Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy says his Rebels are in pretty good shape physically, the lone exception being junior center Demarco Cox, who had surgery on a foot recently. Kennedy says Cox

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Wallace’s preparation

Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace

The news on Monday that Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace was lax in his preparation for Tulane should raise a warning flag. Not the flag that says clear the beach, but maybe the flag that says be aware of conditions

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Wallace, Moore and more

From the mother ship this morning, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is expected to play against Alabama this week, though how much he’s expected to practice this week remains unclear. At his Monday presser, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was

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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe, or at least the SEC portion of it, on a Tuesday morning. … From Tuscaloosa, there are no defined “stars” but lots of balance for No. 1 Alabama and its defense. Speaking of Alabama and its devoted

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Alabama Week Press Conference

A few press conference notes here. Not an overwhelming number of participants today. Several requested players did not make it. Those who did say they’re excited about the opportunity to play against No. 1 Alabama. “Just being able to play

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Morris is SEC’s lineman of week

Ole Miss guard Aaron Morris, a sophomore from Jackson, is the SEC’s Offensive Lineman of the Week. Morris helped the Rebels rush for 304 yards and convert 10 of 16 third downs in a 39-0 win over Tulane last week.

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Ole Miss offense strong on third downs

Looking back on Ole Miss-Tulane, a few stats of interest. First, bear in mind that Tulane is not very good right now, even by Tulane standards. Lots of injuries for the Green Wave right now. That being said, Ole Miss

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SEC Power Rankings

Though I think the LSU-Auburn game says more about LSU than Auburn, I bumped Auburn up a notch, recognition for a near-upset against the nation’s No. 2 team. Because of that game LSU is now the nation’s No. 3 team

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