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SEC’s season of change

There’s big change in the SEC at two key positions this season, one on the field and one on coaching staffs. More than half the teams in the conference have quarterback battles going on. More importantly, there are eight new

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After Spring: Linebackers

After Spring: Linebackers Perhaps the biggest signal that Hugh Freeze and staff really like what they have along the defensive line was their willingness to move C.J. Johnson to middle linebacker. There’s a void in the middle with the departure

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Scoring defense and other number crunching

It looks pretty good for Ole Miss to finish No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense when all the bowl games are complete. Right now the Rebels are No. 1 with 13.8 points allowed through the regular season. Next

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Reclaiming the run game

The Ole Miss defense has been abused in the run game the last two weeks. Now, it’s been abused by some very good offenses, but very good power run games are all the Rebels will face in their remaining SEC

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Ole Miss holds scoring defense lead in spite of Auburn loss

The 35 points allowed to Auburn added almost three points to the scoring defense average for Ole Miss. The Rebels still lead the nation, but the gap is much less wide. Ole Miss is giving up 13.2 points a game.

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Wommack says Rebels have to be aware of play-action pass at LSU

With LSU settling into its run game as much as it has in recent weeks the threat of the play-action pass looms larger. Ole Miss cornerbacks will no doubt be called upon for run support against a quartet of LSU

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Mid-term grades for Ole Miss defense

Hey, it’s mid-term for Ole Miss football so why not pass out grades? With six games in the books the Rebels are 6-0 and eager to keep the streak going this week against Tennessee. Much of the talk about this

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Ole Miss coordinators talk open date, Memphis game

Offensive coordinator Dan Werner calls the Memphis defense “scary” with the amount of pressure the Tigers bring and how they disguise it. Werner says he’s glad to have had the extra week to help prepare for Memphis. Defensive coordinator Dave

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Wommack pleased with pass rush in spite of sack numbers

The Ole Miss defense was intent on increasing its pass rush this year, and that’s not showing up in its sack numbers through three games. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack believes the pass rush is better in spite of the statistics.

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Stopping the run

It’s been a great three-game start for the Ole Miss defense, but it can be better, players say, if they get better at stopping the run more consistently. Defensive coordinator Dave Wommack continued that theme when we spoke with him

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Wommack pleased with defense

Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack thought his group could have taken better angles and done a better job of tackling against Boise State. Other than that he was pretty pleased with what he saw from the Rebels’ defense in

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After Signing Day: Safeties

Going position by position for the Rebels after signing day … Safeties As his first spring with Ole Miss was winding down defensive coordinator Dave Wommack told us he felt like he had five or six SEC players. Not All-SEC

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Monday Practice Notebook

A little clowning before practice: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb3QRE8hZrM[/youtube] Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said he has a “laundry list of injuries a mile long” as the Rebels had their third practice for the Music City Bowl. Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil spent the

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