Video Blog: Kennedy not pleased with lack of fire


Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy yells out instructions during Wednesday night’s game at Tad Smith Coliseum. Photo by Petre Thomas

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen

Andy Kennedy has grown tired that after nine seasons, he is the one with the most energy or person with the most fire on the bench.

No matter how you slice Wednesday night’s 76-72 loss to Georgia at Tad Smith Coliseum, the Rebels lacked the necessary abilities to close the game out. Ole Miss fell to 9-6 at home this season, a stat that also boggled the mind of Kennedy, who said he has done everything he can to psychologically improve the Rebels’ shooting inside the ‘Tad Pad.’

In the 15 games at home, Ole Miss has shot 45 percent, or better, from the floor in just three of those contests. Kennedy said that 45 percent is a benchmark teams look to shoot each and every game. The Rebels were just 6 of 29 from behind the 3-point arc. Georgia was 11 of 23 from behind the arc.

Here is more from Kennedy following the loss, with some late comments on playing at LSU, the Rebels’ next opponent, on Saturday.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    The team was not focused. Eleven turnovers and subpar shooting. Moody got in foul trouble early in the first half and had to sit and then was called for a foul early in the second half. His 3rd foul was questionable. He was backing up and the Georgia player ran into him and pushed him backwards with his elbow. HOW do you call that a defensive foul? That IMO was a charging foul on the Bulldog.
    So, bottom line, Stefan eliminated himself from valuable minutes with fouls. Minutes that could have been very productive.
    Hope AK can light a fire under their rears for the LSU game.

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