No. 10 Rebels ignoring the hype

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Ole Miss vaulted into the Associated Press top 10 on Sunday afternoon, a status that players...

Thumbs Up Human nature would have been to look at Vanderbilt’s 37-7 loss to Temple and relax. The Rebels, though, were focused. They reduced mistakes on offense from Week 1 to Week 2. They ran the ball better, and aside from an end zone drop from sophomore Derrick Jones – who just returned to offense […]

By Ralph D. Russo College Football Writer After impressive performances in two of the young season’s most attractive nonconference showdowns, Oregon jumps to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll behind No. 1 Florida State – and ahead of No. 3 Alabama – and Virginia Tech vaults into the rankings at No. 17. […]

Ole Miss players run onto the field at LP Field to warm up before playing Vanderbilt on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal NASHVILLE – Ole Miss has been to the Music City quite a few times of late, but trips like the one the No. 15-ranked Rebels experienced Saturday never get old. Bo Wallace protected the football, his line protected him, and receivers found space against a porous secondary as the Rebels […]

NASHVILLE Even if you’ve watched college football for just a small amount of time you’re qualified to teach “Coachspeak” as a second language. We heard some of that last week after Ole Miss opened the season with a 35-13 win over Boise State. I’m paraphrasing here, but it went something along the lines of finding […]

By John Davis Oxford Citizen NASHVILLE – Ole Miss improved on offense even with several different combinations playing along the line. The starters were the same, but after the first couple of series, head coach Hugh Freeze and offensive line coach Matt Luke started to make some changes. Robert Conyers, the three-way swing player, took […]

Ole Miss wide receiver Cody Core slices through Boise State defenders for a 76-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of he Rebels' opener. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal NASHVILLE – It was not exactly intentional, at least not from his coaches. Cody Core’s rise up the Ole Miss depth chart culminated with the best game of his career as the Rebels defeated Boise State 35-13 in last week’s season opener. Core had caught only five balls in two […]

By John L. Pitts Daily Journal At first glance, it looks like an easy day for both No. 15 Ole Miss and Mississippi State. The Rebels (1-0) visit Nashville to play Vanderbilt at LP Field, and the Commodores sank quickly in their opener last week, 37-7 to Temple. The Bulldogs (1-0) are home against UAB, […]

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal OXFORD – Chucky Mullins will be the most recognized name, but the M Club Hall of Fame 2014 class, announced Friday by Ole Miss, has a real Northeast Mississippi feel about it, with two of the six members being former area high school athletes. Armintie Price, now Armintie Price-Herrington, starred […]

Stephen Rivers, one of three to play quarterback in Vanderbilt's loss to Temple last week, was 12 for 25 for 186 yards with one interception and was sacked once. (AP Photo/Brian Powers)

By Parrish Alford Daily Journal If Vanderbilt’s poor play in its season opener was one surprise, there’s another one coming this week when the Commodores take on No. 15 Ole Miss at the LP Field. Although Vanderbilt was debuting a new coach in Derek Mason, 13 returning starters from a team that won nine games […]