Archives for 2017

Official Release on the Passing of Justin Reed

Reed, 35, was a Four-Time All-SEC Selection

OXFORD, Miss. – Justin Reed, the first Rebel to earn All-SEC honors all four years and the first two-time Wooden Award candidate from a Mississippi college, passed away early Friday morning (October 20, 2017) at the age of 35 following a battle with angiosarcoma.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of an all-time Rebel great,” said Ole Miss men’s basketball head coach Andy Kennedy. “J. Reed epitomized the qualities of what it means to be an Ole Miss Rebel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and to all those who mourn with us.”

A four-year starter during his time at Ole Miss (2001-04), Reed etched his name in the school record books.… Read more...

REBEL NATION REWIND: The Vandy Game

By Jason Scarborough – Contributing Writer
Photos by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine™

After the Auburn game, we all heard Ole Miss coaches and players talk about how halftime of the Auburn game could be, and should be, a turning point for the rest of the season. We hear stuff like that sometimes and honestly don’t give it a second thought because we honestly believe it is just “coach speak” or the players trying to rally themselves. However, this time, it may be spot on.

In the 2nd half of that Auburn game, as we chronicled last week, this Ole Miss team appears to have finally woken up.… Read more...

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Win Over Vanderbilt, Previews Matchup with No. 24 LSU

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the win over Vanderbilt, and preview Saturday’s contest with No. 24 LSU (6:15 p.m., ESPN).

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Opening Statement…
“After reviewing the tape I was really excited. Anytime you get an SEC win, it’s a good thing. Watching the tape, it was the obvious. I’m really pleased with our balance offensively and I thought that really helped. Defensively, I really liked our energy — (we had) seven sacks, and they got some turnovers. So I’m really pleased with that.”

Injury Report…
“Injury wise, we had some bumps and bruises offensively but nothing major.… Read more...

Luke Talks Practice, Vanderbilt Preparation

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Ole Miss Hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday

By Brian Scott Rippee, OleMissSports.com

Oxford – A dip in temperature gifted Ole Miss with crisp, cool practice conditions on Wednesday, something the team savored while aware it is only temporary as the weather is supposed to get hotter as Saturday approaches.

“It was really hot yesterday and cooler today,” head coach Matt Luke said. “I think it is going to be hot again on Saturday. It is going to be a big deal on Saturday it being hotter than it has been for a couple games. I think our depth will be key.”

The Rebels are looking for their first win in over a month after a strenuous road trip came to a close.… Read more...

A.J. Brown Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

Sophomore WR Added to Watch List After Solid Start to 2017 Season

2017 Biletnikoff Award Watch List

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore wide receiver A.J. Brown has been added to the watch list for the 2017 Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation released Wednesday.

Brown is one of nine players nationwide added to the watch list after totaling 500+ yards receiving through the first five games. The 2017 Biletnikoff Award winner will be presented live on Dec. 7, 2017, on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will air on ESPN from 6-8 p.m. CT. College Football Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner, and Biletnikoff Award voter Desmond Howard will present the trophy on the show.… Read more...

REBEL NATION REWIND – The Auburn Game

BY JASON SCARBOROUGH
Contributing Writer

If you watched the 1st half of the Ole Miss-Auburn game Saturday, you had little to no hope for the rest of the season. The Rebs looked out of touch again defensively and lost when it came to how to operate in the red zone on offense.

The Auburn Tigers ran the most basic offense known to mankind Saturday, gashing the Ole Miss defense with simple dive plays right at the heart of the Rebel defense. There was actually one play where an Auburn running back ran straight up the middle and ran right AT the Ole Miss linebackers, almost like he was begging them to tackle him.… Read more...

Luke Recaps Alabama Game, Previews Auburn Game (With Video)

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the Alabama game, and preview Saturday’s game at No. 12 Auburn (11 a.m. CT, SEC Network).

Opening Statement…
“After reviewing the tape, we want to give a lot of credit to Alabama. They beat us soundly in all three phases. I think the biggest thing for our guys is simplifying and getting their confidence back to go play fast. We didn’t play very fast. When I watched the tape we didn’t seem sure of ourselves and weren’t attacking. I think the biggest way to get that back is to simplify.… Read more...

GAME 4 NOTES: Ole Miss at Alabama

GAME 4
Ole Miss Rebels (2-1, 0-0 SEC) vs. #1/1 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 SEC)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. CT
Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Venue: Bryant–Denny Stadium (101,821)
Surface: Grass
Series: Alabama leads 48-11-2
     In Tuscaloosa: Alabama leads 25-2
     Streak: Alabama, W1
Live Stats: OleMissSports.com
Live Audio: OleMissSports.com
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
Television: ESPN
Joe Tessitore, Play-by-Play
Todd Blackledge, Analyst
Holly Rowe, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 138, XM 191

WHAT TO WATCH FOR …

• Ole Miss is 33-47-3 all-time in SEC openers … The Rebels have beaten the Crimson Tide in two of the last the three meetings, including a 43-37 win over No.… Read more...

Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference

Luke Recaps Bye Week, Previews Alabama Game

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday recap the bye week preparations, and preview Saturday’s game at No. 1 Alabama (8 p.m. CT, ESPN).

Opening Statement…
“The open date was really good for us. We had a chance to get some guys healthy and work on us. As far as the injury report, Sean Rawlings is still in a boot and has not practiced yet. I think he’ll maybe have a chance to practice a little later in the week. He’s probably doubtful for the game but may be a game-time decision.… Read more...

Ole Miss To Face Louisville In 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Rebels Return To Atlanta For Kickoff Game

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss will face off against Louisville in the 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in what will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs. The game will be played in the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. An exact date, kick time and television network will be finalized at a later date.

The Rebels are no strangers to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, making their second appearance in the game after knocking off Boise State 35-21 to open the 2014 season. The Cardinals are also making their second trip to the Atlanta after falling to Auburn 31-24 in 2015.… Read more...