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Saban vs. Freeze, SEC West

Just running some Nick Saban numbers here from Alabama’s game notes. Hugh Freeze is 2-2 in four meetings against Saban, who began the Alabama part of his SEC coaching career in 2007. By my count, only one other SEC West

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The difference in new

What Ole Miss is experiencing now after its 43-37 win over then-No. 2 Alabama isn’t really new. It will be new if the Rebels health, drive and focus and finish in November better than they did last year. From the

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SEC Teleconference Week 3: Freeze, Saban talk 2014 game

By John Davis, Oxford Citizen Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, and his counterpart on Saturday, Alabama’s Nick Saban, showered praise on each other, and the players that make up the Rebels and Crimson Tide during Wednesday’s SEC weekly teleconference.

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Getting family tickets squared away was big topic for Kiffins earlier this week

Coaches are in a high profile business. There’s a lot of focus and intensity that go along with that. Sometimes it’s interesting to see them with regular guy problems and priorities. That’s what Ole Miss defensive line coach Chris Kiffin

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Transitioning Ole Miss offensive line gaining chemistry before biggest challenge yet

Update 5:13 p.m. It’s an interesting offensive line that Ole Miss takes to Alabama this week. A group that went into August with five returning starters has had upheaval at every position except right guard where senior Justin Bell has

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Treadwell, Alabama’s Drake from friendship through similar adversity

Laquon Treadwell didn’t think much about a friendship with Kenyan Drake at the time of Drake’s injury. Drake, Alabama’s smaller and quicker back, suffered a lower leg injury in the Rebels’ 23-17 win over the Crimson Tide last season. Drake

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Media Monday Wrap

From the Mother Ship, our wrap-up of Media Monday at Ole Miss. The Rebels have twice surpassed 70 points before adoring fans who applauded their efforts. Now they will play before 102,000, most of whom will want them to fail

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Kelly talks Alabama prep

Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly, no longer with an “or” after his name on the depth chart, talks about getting ready for Alabama. The Rebels will focus a lot this week on silent counts and running their offense amid crowd

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Rebels posting big numbers on offense in fast 2-0 start

A couple of quick notes on the Rebels’ fast start on offense. Through two games last year Ole Miss had scored 10 touchdowns, nine of them by the offense. Through two games this season it has scored 21 touchdowns, 18

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Saban still trying to manage tempo offense

Interesting comments from Nick Saban on tempo offense today. He still complains about it but seems to have embraced it with his offensive coordinator, Lane Kiffin. Saban: “I think it’s important that if we’re going to be a no-huddle team

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Who’s the best? SEC coaches have the answer

From the Mother Ship, SEC coaches would like to see equity in the cost of attendance numbers. They just don’t know how to get there right now and may not until they see how active litigation changes the landscape moving

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Media Days Notes

Today’s Schedule – Auburn – Florida – Vanderbilt Some historical notes: Two former Ole Miss coaches rank in the top four all-time of Media Days appearances because they represented two schools. Houston Nutt and Tommy Tuberville — with Arkansas and

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Chick-Fil-A Pairings

The Chick-Fil-A folks released the pairings yesterday for their college football coaches charity golf tournament. Hugh Freeze is paired with Nick Saban. We should get a top 10 list of the tempo offense jokes that will come from that grouping

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