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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning … My former Daily Journal co-worker is Gregg Ellis is rounding up Mississippi State athletes for interviews these days. He’s been doing that for the last, oh, five to seven years I reckon.

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Freeze talks last possession vs. A&M

The play-calling for Hugh Freeze on the Rebels’ last offensive possession, when they were tied at 38 with Texas A&M, has been a hot topic since the 41-38 loss. The drive began with 3:07 on the clock and used just

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Hilton talks A&M receivers

Mike Hilton is new to the cornerback position at Ole Miss, and he’ll give up eight inches of height in a one-on-one matchup with Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans. But Hilton has a plan, and he talks about that

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Manziel’s ‘scary’ moment

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel recalls a ‘scary’ visit to Oxford for the Aggies last year. They survived, however, with a Manziel-led fourth-quarter rally that stunned Ole Miss and extended the Rebels’ SEC losing streak. As it turned out, that

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Freeze talks vertical passing, Moncrief and Treadwell

Taking chances deep is all about what opposing defenses are giving, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says. Numerous folks have asked me why the Rebels haven’t thrown downfield more given the talent at receiver. There were more shots taken at

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Coordinators talk Texas A&M

Here’s Co-OC and offensive line coach Matt Luke says his players have responded in practice this week after a poor performance at Auburn. In trying to get his best line together Luke says you can expect to see senior Emmanuel

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Predictions Anyone?

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was bothered about fan expectations earlier this week, and rightfully so. The unrealistic expectations of fans, however, is not new to college football, and it’s been a while since things have not been “right” with

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Freeze, Sumlin on SEC teleconference

Highlights from Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin on the SEC teleconference … Hugh Freeze (Opening statement) “We’re very excited to be back at home. It’s been a long time and a difficult stretch we’ve

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The third down breakdown

Success for the Rebels’ tempo offense is built around good yardage on first down. That keeps pressure on the defense and gives Hugh Freeze more play-calling options. That didn’t happen at Auburn, and difficult distances on third downs were a

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Ole Miss defense won’t concede

From the Mother Ship, there are split opinions on whether the Rebels’ offense has to score every time it touches the ball against Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M this week. Quarterback Bo Wallace says he understands what his defense is

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Bryant, Bell from Media Monday

More from Media Monday at Ole Miss. Good stuff from Serderius Bryant who nominated Mike Hilton to be the “spy” for Johnny Manziel. Bryant also talks about the defensive package that has he and Denzel Nkemdiche on the field at

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Monday Press Conference

We’re between players here at Media Monday. Here are some highlights from what we’ve heard so far. The player who may be the closest to missing the TExas A&M game with injury is DE Carlos Thompson. CJ Johnson is called

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What to make of Ole Miss at 3-2

Hugh Freeze acknowledged what everyone thought Saturday night, and that’s that the momentum of a 3-0 start is gone. Back in the summer when you get out the schedule and start pondering wins and losses, I thought if Ole Miss

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