Batoon replaces Tom Allen for now and perhaps permanently

Corey Batoon will be at least a temporary replacement for linebackers coach Tom Allen, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said today. Batoon coached defensive backs for Freeze at Arkansas State and has been an off-field recruiting assistant at Ole Miss.

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Know Your Recruit: Gulf Coast OT Martinas Rankin

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen When Chad Huff, the head coach of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, first saw Martinas Rankin, he weighed closer to 230 pounds rather than the 300 he does now.  Huff recalls how his 6-foot-4 tackle

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Johnson talks young players, TCU offense

Because of injuries in 2013 CJ Johnson got another year of eligibility. That’s good for Ole Miss, of course, but it leaves Johnson a little emotional for this last game of the 2014 season when his class of seniors will

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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning … Here’s a South Florida blog’s take on the hiring of Tom Allen as defensive coordinator. Click me. It’s a nice promotion any time you go from position coach to coordinator. There’s also

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Wallace after Monday practice

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace says his ankle is fine. He went through today’s practice, but for him, much of that included watching the younger guys, DeVante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan. He calls this year’s win over Mississippi State the

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Freeze presser notebook

A few odds and ends … Ole Miss is about to begin its third bowl practice, the first open to the media. We met with Hugh Freeze earlier today around the bowl announcement presser. – Freeze confirmed a couple of

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Video Blog: Chick-fil-A president talks OM, TCU matchup

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen Ole Miss and TCU will meet in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and president Gary Stokan couldn’t be more pleased. Here are his thoughts on the matchup, one of the few in the bowls of

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Video Blog: Bjork outlines new-look Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen Ole Miss announced the next phase of additions and improvements for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Monday morning.  Athletics director Ross Bjork led a 30 minute presentation that was held in the Burns team meeting room and filled

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Linebacker coach Tom Allen headed to South Florida

Ole Miss linebackers coach Tom Allen has reportedly accepted a job at South Florida.  Allen, who also coordinates the specials teams, has been at Ole Miss the past three seasons with coach Hugh Freeze after coming with him from Arkansas

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Spring Look Ahead: Defensive Tackles

Looking ahead through bowl practice to the spring. Fifth in a series Defensive Tackles As juco signing day nears Ole Miss remains in pursuit of East Mississippi defensive tackle D.J. Jones. It looks as though they have a good chance

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Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning … An Auburn football player, redshirt freshman Jakell Mitchell, was shot and killed at an apartment complex near campus early Sunday. A suspect had been arrested. Tim Tebow will have a rare booth

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Get to know your recruits: LB Davon Durant

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen Depending on how his official visit finishes up today, Ole Miss could land another top-ranked junior college player in linebacker Davon Durant. Durant (6-foot-2, 240 pounds) arrived in Oxford Friday for his official visit. The

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About Last Night

Notes and observations from the Rebels’ 81-74 loss to Western Kentucky … When I posted Andy Kennedy’s press conference video yesterday a Twitter reader responded to say, “I just watched that debacle and don’t need to listen to it.” While

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