Program building

A road trip that requires a flight and has a 7 p.m. or later kickoff is the combination I dread, because I usually opt for the early flight out, the lesser of travel evils.

I knew the end of Saturday night and the beginning of Sunday morning would have not nearly enough time in between. I felt better about things, though, when I just decided to make it an all-nighter. I’m not going to sleep tonight, I thought, I’ll just take a nap before I go to the airport if I finish in time.

Anyway, the product of late Saturday/early Sunday this column pondering the big picture of Ole Miss football. It was a question Hugh Freeze was asked right after the Rebels defeated Texas 44-23, but it’s one that’s easily answered right away.

Anyway, from the Mother Ship’s Monday edition, the big picture question for Ole Miss.

After three games, a several things that stand out in the Rebels’ first 3-0 start in 24 years: Freeze didn’t just sign a good class. He got them to campus and meshed them with his team to be successful and move the cause forward. Also, adjustments after halftime have been effective, and Bo Wallace has been able to reduce his interceptions. Even very good offenses have trouble surviving multiple turnovers, and the Ole Miss starters have given away the football just once. There have been a few passes that were close to being picked, but for the most part Wallace’s decisions have been better.  …

From the Mother Ship today:

Rebels scout themselves

Wallace’s decisions

 

 

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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  • Cid Riley

    These football programs will be looking for head coaches at the end of the season. Nebraska, Texas, USC, Mizzu, MSU.

  • REB

    Looks good for Ole Miss heading into upper tier SEC Football. That good ole Freeze is looking more and more like quite the rascal.

  • JB

    Ole Miss got a good program in the making, so why would coach Freeze want to jump ship before his program is complete and successful. I feel another outstanding recruiting year will put the Rebels up there with The Tide and LSU.

  • Cid Riley

    What’s going on with the Texas football program is reminiscent of what occurred with the Ole Miss program at the end of the Nutt era. The Forward Rebels…The Texas Longhorns for Change. Looking for a young innovative coach.

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