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Matt Luke Weekly Press Conference (With Video)

Luke Recaps Cal Game, Talks Bye Week

Ole Miss Football Head Coach Matt Luke met with the media Monday to recap the Cal game, and look ahead to bye week preparations.

Opening Statement…
“After reviewing the tape, I’m really disappointed in the self-inflicted penalties. Looking back at it, that was the telltale sign, especially on offense. Just too many self-inflicted penalties. Injury wise, Sean Rawlings has a very bad ankle sprain. He’s having surgery today on it to hopefully get him back a little quicker. A.J. Brown has a strained MCL, probably out one to two weeks. Markell Pack (needs) probably a week.… Read more...


By Jason Scarborough
Contributing Writer

The Ole Miss Rebels suffered their first loss of the season Saturday night on the West Coast to a California Bears team that took every gift the Rebels were willing to give them.

Ole Miss fell to Cal 27-16 late Saturday night/early Sunday morning. The Rebels offense lost their super sophomore WR AJ Brown for the game. Sophomore starting center Sean Rawlings left with an ankle injury that he’ll now have surgery to repair. Junior defensive end Victor Evans has a strained MCL and may not be back for the Alabama game on the 30th, and even kicker Gary Wunderlich had to leave the game with an injury.… Read more...

OLE MISS at CAL – Game Notes

Date: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Time: 9:30 p.m. CT
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Venue: California Memorial Stadium (62,467)
     Surface: FieldTurf
Series: First meeting
     In Berkeley: First meeting
Live Stats:
Live Audio:
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
Television: ESPN
Bob Wischusen, Play-by-Play
Brock Huard, Analyst
Allison Williams, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 83, XM 83


• Ole Miss looks to improve to 3-0 under first-year head coach Matt Luke … The Rebels have started the season 3-0 in three of the last four years … Ole Miss boasts an all-time record of 662-511-35 (.563 winning percentage).

• This marks the first-ever meeting between the Rebels and the Bears, and Ole Miss has never faced a current member of the Pac-12 Conference … UM is making just its second-ever trip to the state of California after traveling to Fresno State in 2011.… Read more...

Luke, Rebels Continue Preparation for Cal

Ole Miss Gets Ready For Road Test at Cal

By Brian Scott Rippee,

Oxford, Miss – Matt Luke returned to practice on Wednesday as Ole Miss prepares to jet across the country to face a 2-0 Cal team that defeated North Carolina on the road in the first week of the season.

Luke’s absence was brief, but he was pleased with what he came back to.

“We had a really good day, a lot of energy,” Luke said. “This is a really big game for us going on the road for the first time with a young team. We’ve just talked about enjoying this time together and going out on the west coast.… Read more...

Rebels Aim to Spark Run Game Against Cal

Ole Miss Hopes to Bolster Its Rushing Attack This Week

By Brian Scott Rippee,

Oxford, Miss – Shea Patterson knows what it is like to play on the road. His debut came in front of over 100,000 people on the road against Texas A&M at Kyle Field, one of the rowdiest venues in college football.

“Any type of SEC play is going to boost your confidence,” Patterson said. “It lets you gain that experience, which makes you feel more comfortable. I feel very comfortable going on the road.”

Ole Miss will travel over 2,000 miles for its first road bout of the season against a Cal team that is also 2-0.… Read more...

Ole Miss Prepares For Road Test at Cal

Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Rebels Turn Attention to Cal

By Brian Scott Rippee, 

Oxford, Miss – Pushing any and all outside distractions aside, Ole Miss is in the process of preparing for its first road test of the 2017 season, and a long one at that. The Rebels will travel across the country to take on a Cal team that is also 2-0.

You never begrudge a win, but you certainly have to look at some of the missed opportunities and plays in that game,” defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff said. “We’re looking forward to going out and correcting those issues and going on the road to play against a good football team in Cal-Berkeley, which is also 2-0.… Read more...

Patterson Named SEC Offensive Player Of The Week

Photo by Greg Pevey, Rebel Nation Magazine

Sophomore Set Ole Miss Passing Record in Win Over UT Martin

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss sophomore Shea Patterson has been named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week following his record-breaking performance in the win over UT Martin, the league office announced Monday.

Patterson completed 32 of 43 attempts for 489 yards, breaking Chad Kelly’s school record of 465 yards set versus Auburn last season. The 489 yards passing is the 13th-most in SEC history just behind Tim Couch and Peyton Manning, who each threw for 492 yards. The sophomore also tossed a career-best five touchdowns against the Skyhawks, finishing the game one shy of Eli Manning’s Ole Miss record of six, set versus Arkansas in 2001.… Read more...


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

They typically say that a football team makes their biggest adjustments from week one to week two. If you’re an Ole Miss fan and watching the game Saturday between UT-Martin and Ole Miss, you struggled to find what those adjustments were-especially on the defensive side of the ball. But the Rebs sputtered offensively to start the game too. The slow start put pressure on an already struggling defense still trying to find their identity in a new system with a new defensive coordinator.

For much of the 1st half, the Rebels offense wasn’t clicking like the Ferrari we expect to see featuring speedy receivers Brown, Lodge, Metcalf and the sensational craftiness of Patterson.… Read more...

Ole Miss-Texas Matchup to Appear on ESPN2

2018 BIG 12/SEC Challenge Television Schedule Set

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Ole Miss men’s basketball team will battle the Texas Longhorns at 1 p.m. CT, Jan. 27, 2018, on ESPN2 as part of the Big12/SEC Challenge Presented by Sonic. ESPN announced the television network designations and start times for all 10 games of the fifth annual competition Wednesday afternoon.

The non-conference matchup became the second Ole Miss game announced with a television designation for the 2017-18 season. Wrapping up the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas (Nov. 22), the Rebels will play on either ESPNU or ESPN2.

Four of the Big12/SEC Challenge’s 10 games will be televised on ESPN, four on ESPN2 and two games will air on ESPNU.… Read more...

Ole Miss Game 2 – NOTES (UT-Martin)

Ole Miss (1-0, 0-0 SEC) vs. UT Martin (1-0, 0-0 OVC)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. CT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Venue: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038)
Surface: Natural grass
Series: Ole Miss leads 1-0
     In Oxford: Ole Miss leads 1-0
Live Stats:
Live Audio:
Twitter Updates: @OleMissFB
Television: SEC Network Alt.
Mike Morgan, Play-by-Play
Barrett Jones, Analyst
Richard Cross, Sideline
Satellite Radio: Sirius 138, XM 191


• Ole Miss looks to improve to 2-0 under first under head coach Matt Luke … The Rebels have started the season 2-0 in four of the last five years … Ole Miss boasts an all-time record of 661-511-35 (.563 winning percentage).… Read more...