Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pena at tight end? He’d love to have the ball

From the mother ship this morning, our account of senior defensive tackle Gilbert Pena. Great story, great guy. Pena would like to get some snaps on offense in the bowl game. Hugh Freeze didn’t really discuss that other than to

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Offensive timing

With 42 days between games timing can be an issue on offense — both offenses — as Ole Miss and Pittsburgh meet in Birmingham Saturday in the BBVA Compass Bowl. Ole Miss offensive coordinator Dan Werner reminds us that if

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Ritter’s opportunity

The idea of sitting out a redshirt year as a senior might not appeal to many players, but Ole Miss kicker Andrew Ritter called it an opportunity. Ritter was the kickoff specialist but playing behind very accurate Bryson Rose in

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Wallace’s mechanics

The Ole Miss quarterback has to pay special attention to his mechanics while his throwing shoulder is at less than full strength. The wrong footwork can put undue stress on the shoulder, but protecting the shoulder can also affect his

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Freeze on Twitter

There was an interesting exchange on Twitter earlier this morning between Hugh Freeze and another Twitter user who made comments charging that Ole Miss is paying recruits. The author identifies himself as @HughnotFreeze, and his Twitter bio page is entitled

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Saturday Practice Notebook

It was not a bad workout for the Rebels today, thought Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze thought his defense had more energy than his offense. That brings up the timing question with a layoff of 42 days between games. Quarterback

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Change of plans

A year ago Gilbert Pena wasn’t thinking much of playing at the next level. This season Pena has been in better condition, and he’s remained healthy and more productive. He finished the regular season with 30 tackles, 5.5 tackles for

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Friday Practice Notebook

The Rebels worked for about two hours in their first full practice after a week-long Christmas Break. Most players reported back last night, and the team went through a walk-through. The only player yet to report is LB Aaron Garbutt,

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Increasing the tempo

Hugh Freeze was hired to fix the offense at Ole Miss, and while the numbers are considerably better than they’ve been the past two seasons, Freeze believes things will be better next year when he can do more of what

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Ole Miss’ bowl connections

Lots of Ole Miss connections in the bowl games Thursday. Duke football isn’t usually appointment television, but I was home, and when I’m home I’ll watch any college football. There were several interesting story lines for the Belk Bowl which

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Allen’s extra motivation

A little more from tight end Ferbia Allen here. He’s thrilled to get the chance to play in a bowl game, as you might expect. While everyone enjoys the bowl game, it’s different for a guy whose career ended abruptly

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Three out of five ain’t bad

With apologies to Meat Loaf, a little modification in the headline of their old tune from back in the day. My day at least. As you can read in this account from the Mother Ship, tight end Ferbia Allen says

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Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning … It had been hoped by the TV execs that Bobby Petrino would be on air with the broadcast crew for the Pizza Bowl last night. Weather kept Petrino from getting out of

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