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The effect of absence

The solitude of suspension gave Denzel Nkemdiche time to think. He concluded that the football career he had was worth salvaging and doing so would require a change in attitude. The older Nkemdiche talks about his suspension and how he

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Role Reversal

During the recruitment of Robert Nkemdiche there was the feeling of many — which proved correct — that the younger brother would follow his older brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, to Ole Miss. Robert Nkemdiche was the follower. Having Denzel on campus

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The Real Countdown to Football

I was in Omaha when I saw the countdown to football on Twitter. I think the number was 69. I understand there’s excitement in counting down to the day of the first game, but the real start of football is

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Moving Ahead

Five sub-plots to the off-season for Ole Miss football … Denzel Nkemdiche suspension: It’s been an interesting two years on the field for the older Nkemdiche. His career actually extends back to Houston Nutt, but Nkemdiche was redshirted as a

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Bjork expresses concern for football off-season, confidence in future

When Ole Miss football brothers Denzel and Robert Nkemdiche were named in a $2 million civil lawsuit in February, athletics director Ross Bjork and Rebels coach Hugh Freeze were quick to support them. The suit was filed on Feb. 14

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Freeze talks practice, Nkemdiche suspension

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2z-bQZP3M5g[/youtube] After the first day back on the practice field since spring break, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze addressed the beach video, a cursing tirade at what is believed to be fans from an opposing team, from linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche.

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What to watch with Spring Football

Five things to watch as Ole Miss begins spring football Suspended players There are different levels of suspension. Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant were arrested for disorderly conduct, Bryant for public drunk. Both also had charges of disturbing the peace.

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Nkemdiches’ attorney comments on lawsuit

I spoke with Ashland attorney Steve Farese a few minutes ago. He’s representing the Nkemdiches. Some highlights here … Farese calls it a “classic case of misidentification.” Farese believes the lawsuit is vulnerable in that one person, Ford Everett, friend

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Coordinators talk Arkansas

Hugh Freeze has commented on the two Arkansas freshmen along the offensive line, and Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator and OL coach Matt Luke talks about his freshmen here, including the future of Austin Golson, which will likely include an experiment

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Monday Press Conference Notebook

Late Sunday evening Hugh Freeze reached out to MSU quarterback Dak Prescott on the loss of his mother: @15_DakP very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers from our Rebel family are with you. — Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) November 4,

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Nkemdiche eyes return

From the time that Robert Nkemdiche stretched his hamstring chasing Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze eyed the Arkansas game as a possible return for last year’s national No. 1 recruit. Clearly, Nkemdiche believes he’s on

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Monday Presser Notebook

Short and sweet during the open week. About 12 minutes from the podium for Freeze, the quickest he’s been this year. He did mention that he expects to get most of his wounded players back for the Nov. 9 game

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Physical with the Tide

Ole Miss defensive players and coaches have often referenced last year’s Texas game as a turning point in the season. Humiliated at home, defensive coordinator Dave Wommack says that was a time that players really began to trust one another

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