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Sanders talks wide receivers

Donte Moncrief, left, and Vince Sanders celebrate a touchdown in the Compass Bowl to close the 2012 season.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze likes the depth on his football team but has said more than once he’d like to see more of it at wide receiver. It’s understandable to focus on the loss of Donte Moncrief, and many

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Happy in San Diego

From the Mother Ship, Brandon Speck caught up with former Ole Miss star Seth Smith before a game in Atlanta recently. Smith is having a strong season and recently signed a two-year extension. For the moment, he’s happy in San

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Jackson talks off-season work

JD visited with Ole Miss strength and conditioning coach Paul Jackson last week to discuss summer workouts. Good stuff here.

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Gross excited about potential for Ole Miss defense

Ole Miss players report Friday. I had a conversation with Issac Gross last week for a feature that will appear tomorrow in the the Daily Journal. Gross, a junior defensive tackle from South Panola, has struggled to gain weigh and

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Wrapping up the Rebels’ appearance at SEC Media Days

Notes and thoughts on Ole Miss’ appearance at SEC Media Days … For starters, there was an awful lot of Bo Wallace in our coverage today, but he had the most compelling story lines. I was fortunate to have John

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Darnell, Smith and different dinner reservations

Great Media Days story here from John Darnell. The former Ole Miss quarterback represented the Rebels here in 1989 along with Shawn Cobb. Emmitt Smith was part of the Florida contingent that season. Smith would go on to join the

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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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The Georgia State perspective on ‘satellite’ football camps

One of the big topics in Destin last week was the “satellite” football camps where a coaching staff from one school can serve as instructors at a camp for high school prospects away from his own campus. Very far away in

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Updated football odds and ends

A few items of interest from the school’s updated spring football information which was emailed earlier this afternoon … Important Dates: The tentative preseason calendar looks like this: July 17 at SEC Media Days, July 31 players report, Aug. 4

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Looking ahead to 2015 draft

With the NFL draft behind us now I’ve pondered the question of who might be Ole Miss draft candidates in 2015? Clearly Rebels coach Hugh Freeze would like to see more Ole Miss players drafted. He made that statement at

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Golson transfer becomes official

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze released this statement a few minutes ago on sophomore offensive lineman Austin Golson. Golson’s desire to transfer had become a public discussion within the last month. Now it’s official. From Freeze: “Austin Golson has informed

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Moncrief to Colts in third round

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper had projected Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief as a solid bet to go somewhere in the second round. In a draft deep with wide receiver talent, Moncrief was the 13th receiver drafted, going in

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Freeze talks SEC scheduling, other topics on conference call

In the aftermath of the SEC’s Sunday announcement that it would remain at eight conference football games and would keep permanent cross-division opponents – meaning Vanderbilt for Ole Miss – LSU AD Joe Alleva had this to say.  “If you’re

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