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Ole Miss getting a strong student of game in Van Jefferson

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze longed for depth at wide receiver this season. The need for that depth showed up at the end of the year when both Laquon Treadwell and Vince Sanders had gone down with injuries. The coming

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Senior Bowl Day 2

Wrapping up Day 2 at the Senior Bowl. It looked like good days for Cody Prewitt and Senquez Golson. I’ll let them tell their stories below. Golson was beaten a time or two but also made some nice plays. Jacksonville

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Golson gives a firm ‘no’ to Ole Miss baseball this spring

Although he could see the writing on the wall as his NFL interest climbed Senquez Golson had not officially ruled out playing baseball at Ole Miss this spring. Now he has. An All-American cornerback at Ole Miss this football season,

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Prewitt wants to prove his speed and more to NFL scouts, execs

Cody Prewitt has one main goal for Senior Bowl week, and that’s to show that he’s more than a free safety. Prewitt also wants to answer questions about his speed. He told me last night he considers his speed an

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Senior Bowl Update

Technical difficulties kept this Senior Bowl notebook from getting posted last night. It was a good day for Ole Miss DBs Cody Prewitt and Senquez Golson. Prewitt had at least one interception as I moved around and watched different players.

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Batoon eager to get started in all phases of new position

When I spoke with new assistant football coach Corey Batoon Wednesday afternoon he was on his way to Memphis to fly out and visit with recruits and coaches. He’s been actively engaged in the recruiting process for three seasons at

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Ole Miss Defense by the numbers

Ole Miss led the nation in scoring defense at 16.0 points per game allowed. The Rebels gave up 208 total points on the season. Eighty-nine of those points came in the last three games. Ole Miss was giving up just

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The Ole Miss Defense

SaturdayDownSouth.com takes an interesting look at 2014 SEC defenses and how they ranked in points per possession. The 2014 Ole Miss defense will be remembered for leading the nation in points per game allowed — scoring defense — which is

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Rebels in AP Top 25

Ole Miss is No. 17 in the final AP Top 25. That’s a drop of eight spots following the 42-3 Peach Bowl loss to TCU. The Horned Frogs are No. 3. There had been talk of Ole Miss players of

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Football 2014: The Big Picture

With the dust having settled on football season, at least for the two local SEC teams, Daily Journal sports editor John Pitts asked his beat writers to answer the question: 2014 – success, failure or in between? From the Mother

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Ole Miss QBs and the interception bug

There’s still no official word on whether Chad Kelly will indeed be welcomed to Ole Miss and will compete to be the Rebels’ starting quarterback in 2015. Whether the quarterback is Kelly, Ryan Buchanan or DeVante Kincade, the Ole Miss

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Spring Look Ahead: Linebackers

When Christian Russell signed last winter I thought he’d have a good shot to make a quick impact at middle linebacker. In short, D.T. Shackelford surprised me. I wasn’t sure his knee would hold up for a season, but it

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Spring Look Ahead: Defensive Ends

As John Davis and I make our way to Lexington I’m getting back to the Look Ahead series that took a holiday break. Here’s a look at the defensive ends. First and foremost, next year is where the extra year

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