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SEC Destin Day 1

From Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, thoughts on last year’s football success in Mississippi, the SEC’s unfortunate football postseason and how cost of attendance figures could have a negative impact on recruiting and what causes separation in a quarterback race

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No Deflategate at Ole Miss

Had an interesting conversation with head equipment manager Ken Crain as we discussed Deflategate. Crain has been involved with Ole Miss football equipment in some capacity since 1993. He explained the process of having the balls properly inflated and says

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Freeze on QBs: Need to see consistency

Since spring drills have ended Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze has talked about wanting to see how his quarterback candidates handle themselves and their teammates off the field. That was a theme he hit again on a teleconference with other

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Recapping the Rebels’ school-year sweep of rival Bulldogs

Nic Perkins, a freshman from St. Louis, may not be well versed in the Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry, but his walk-off hit delivered something not seen in Mississippi in a long time. With an 8-7 comeback win over the Bulldogs

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Ranking SEC tight ends

This from The web site devoted to SEC sports calls Ole Miss’ Evan Engram the best “receiving” tight end in the conference, maybe the nation, but the second-best overall tight end in the league behind Arkansas’ Hunter Henry. The

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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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Monday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Monday morning … Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake had high praise for the club’s second-round draft pick, Senquez Golson.  It sounds as though the Steelers thought Golson could possibly have been selected earlier. Most

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Ole Miss draft aftermath

Draft aftermath thoughts on a Sunday morning … It was not totally surprising to see Cody Prewitt go undrafted. There was never as much buzz for Prewitt, a two-time AP All-American, in this draft as there was for his teammate,

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Golson, Prewitt await NFL call

From the Mother Ship, Senquez Golson projects as a third-round pick, Cody Prewitt fourth or lower. Golson’s athleticism will go a long way toward making him a successful NFL player, draft analyst Mike Detillier says. LINK

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Detillier high on Golson, likes Prewitt at strong instead of free

Mike Detillier doesn’t believe Senquez Golson has played his last football game, but if by some quirk of fortune he has, well, there’s nothing Golson can do to lower his status in the eyes of Ole Miss fans. “If he

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After Spring: Defensive Line

Robert Nkemdiche (Lauren Wood/Daily Journal)

No position group carries the banner for Ole Miss’ high expectations for 2015 more than the defensive line. Hugh Freeze and Dave Wommack haven’t been shy about saying they believe this defense could be as good or better than last

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Rivalry news is never far away in Mississippi

Rivalry news is never far away in this state it seems. Last week Mississippi State, unknown at least to coaches and administrators it appears, unveiled its new baseball warm-up tops with a vulgar phrase directed at Ole Miss. Yesterday, I

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Freeze: Buchanan’s lead in QB race remains firm but small

Ryan Buchanan, the current leader in the QB chase, throws a spring practice pass while Chad Kelly (10) looks on.

Hugh Freeze named Ryan Buchanan his quarterback leader after the Grove Bowl. Because he so emphatically stressed that Buchanan’s “lead” was miniscule it was almost as though he was having second thoughts about publicly naming a leader in the competition.

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