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Ole Miss freshman DE Charles Wiley was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

Wiley was arrested and taken to the Lafayette County Jail on Monday night. The exact circumstance that led to the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder's arrest are not yet known. Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said in a statement, "Charles is being withheld from all team activities while the process moves forward. We take incidents like this very seriously and will make decisions once the course of action is complete." Wiley was a four-star recruit for the 2016 cycle and stood as ESPN 300's No. 252 prospect in that class.
Jul 26 - 1:56 PM

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com says Ole Miss redshirt senior QB Chad Kelly "has a lot of similarities to Jay Cutler: big arm, aggressive nature, above-average athlete."

While he saw many commonalities, the analyst believes Cutler "showed more poise under pressure" while he was at Vanderbilt than Kelly has developed to this point. "Kelly has an unquenchable thirst for the big play," Jeremiah wrote. "He loves to attack down the field and that leads to big plays as well as turnovers." Kelly, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, is listed by the school at 6-foot-2, 224 pounds. Some thinks he's closer to 6-foot-1, but Jeremiah isn't concerned by that specific technicality. "Kelly has ideal size, arm strength and toughness," he wrote. "He is a big, sturdy pocket passer with a huge arm. He generates a lot of torque from his lower half and has the velocity on his throws to fit balls into very tight windows down the field."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 22 - 7:08 PM

Ole Miss redshirt senior QB Chad Kelly said "I'm the best quarterback in the nation."

"I want to be remembered as the greatest quarterback that ever played," Kelly said. You don't know Swag Kelly if you think he stopped there. There was a shot left to take at his former school, Clemson, whose own QB Deshaun Watson had been relegated to no better than the second-best signal-caller in the nation by noted evaluator Swag Kelly earlier in the conversation. A reported asked about playing at LSU. Swag's response: "I'm excited to get down there to the real Death Valley to see how loud it is. The real Death Valley with 100,000." Last year, Swag, a 6-foot-1, 210-pounder, threw for 4,042 yards with a 31/13 TD/INT ratio and led the Rebels to a 10-3 record and a top-10 passing offense finish.
Source: ESPN
Jul 14 - 5:44 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said that "obviously we could [have done better in regards to keeping a clean recruiting ship]."

"We will learn from where we made mistakes, of course, but there's a lot of things we did right [in recruiting] also," Freeze noted. Nine of the 13 allegations levied against the Ole Miss football program by the NCAA were said to have occurred under Freeze's watch. "I can tell you I have absolute zero interest in cutting corners for success," he said. "I have a lot of failures and a lot of stuff that's not real great ... but me wanting to cut corners is not one of them." He indicated that he does not believe "any coach at our level" has complete control of what his players and staff are doing off the field.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 3:49 PM

Ole Miss redshirt senior QB Chad Kelly indicated that the team is shooting for a 15-0 record in 2016.

"15-0, SEC championship and national championship," replied Kelly when asked what would constitute a successful campaign. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder isn't particularly worried about the losses of the likes of DL Robert Nkemdiche, T Laremy Tunsil or WR Laquon Treadwell. To the contrary. "I think we have a lot more weapons than we did last year. As long as those young guys come around and play without thinking," Kelly said, "I think we’ll be very good." The Rebs were close last season and stood as the only team to take down Alabama in 2015. They were also blown out by the offensive juggernaut that is Florida and dropped a key October contest to Memphis, though, which prevented them from a legitimate shot at the Playoff. Kelly's hope for a clean 2016 faces several immediate hurdles just in terms of schedule. Two of their first three games come against Florida State (Monday, September 5) and Alabama (September 17).
Source: SEC Country
Jul 14 - 2:12 PM

Ole Miss redshirt senior QB Chad Kelly told reporters at SEC Media Days that if he had to choose a lead wideout for 2016, it would be redshirt junior WR Damore'ea Stringfellow.

Kelly not only tabbed Stringfellow as the team's No. 1 receiver, he said that the 6-foot-2, 220-pounder "could be the next Laquon [Treadwell], if not better." So much for managing the expectations game. ESPN's Travis Haney wrote in January that Stringfellow could evolve into a primary receiver this coming season, though, so it isn't like Kelly is just talking sideways. In 2015, Stringfellow notched 36 catches for 503 yards and a quintet of scores. He transferred from Washington to Ole Miss prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 1:15 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze received a letter from former T Laremy Tunsil in mid-June.

"There was a sweetness to [Tunsil's letter], but I knew that's who he was. He's a good kid, has a good heart," Freeze said. The coach offered his reaction to the star tackle's tumultuous draft night. "When that first episode happened with Laremy, he's like your child. When my child makes a mistake, I don't run from it. I don't hide from it," Freeze explained. "I certainly don't approve of the mistakes that were always made, but you're not going to stop loving them." Of more pressing import, Freeze would not comment on the NCAA's notice of allegations against the university, but said that Alabama HC Nick Saban, LSU HC Les Miles Auburn HC Gus Malzahn and Baylor interim HC Jim Grobe have all reached out to him with words of support.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 12 - 1:10 PM

Ole Miss three-star 2017 LB Josh Clarke indicated that he plans on bringing a championship to Oxford.

"We want the national championship at Ole Miss," Clarke told 247Sports. "Willie [Gay] and I plan to lead the defense in getting that." Gay is a four-star linebacker, also part of the 2017 class. Scout.com -- who ranks Clarke as the No. 40 outside linebacking prospect in the country -- notes that the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder "plays with energy and intensity" and that "[h]e chases the ball down and he can step up and meet the running back head on."
Source: SEC Country
Jul 4 - 3:23 PM

Laremy Tunsil's stepfather, Lindsey Miller, released a number of allegations against the school.

The NCAA released their own set a month ago, but Miller's version is slightly different, alleging the school offered financial assistance to Tunsil's mother and two other family members, helping them move from Florida to Oxford, Mississippi. Miller offered emails and text messages in an effort to back up his case. As you remember, Miller and Tunsil had a pre-draft altercation, resulting in a severed relationship. Miller now seems to be the aggressor in wanting to punish Ole Miss for helping his step son during his tenure at the school.
Source: Campus Rush
Jun 30 - 8:44 AM

Four-star 2017 LB Willie Gay committed to Ole Miss.

Gay hails from Starkville, but he snubbed his hometown Bulldogs to commit to the Rebels. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder checks into the ESPN 300 at No. 153, with the outlet noting that he possesses "an outstanding blend of size, speed and athleticism." They view his best fit being at outside linebacker in college, but note that he could play "several positions" after he joins the Rebels.
Jun 23 - 3:29 PM

Ole Miss freshman QB Shea Patterson threw four touchdowns against zero interceptions in the spring game.

"I thought Shea from week two until the end started to really pick things up," head coach Hugh Freeze said. "He has a really good football IQ and a good understanding of what we are trying to do." The 6-foot-2, 193-pound Patterson, an ace dual-threat prospect, was ranked by Rivals as the No. 1 quarterback and No. 3 overall recruit in the 2016 class. "I said in recruiting him that I thought he was the most college ready quarterback I’ve seen in my short college career," Freeze said. "His mechanics are really good and he understands the game. He’s fearless and confident."
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 18 - 12:32 PM

NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt predicted that Ole Miss freshman QB Shea Patterson will be the "[n]ext great college QB NFL teams will be moving up in the draft for."

It is unlikely we see Patterson take on a legitimate on-field role with the Rebs this season, as Chad Kelly is firmly entrenched at starter for 2016. Come 2017, though, the 6-foot-2, 193-pounder should have a real shot to compete for the starting job. A five-star prospect during this last recruiting cycle, Patterson ranked as Rivals' No. 3 overall player. Brandt's predictive prowess could prove accurate given the immense talent Patterson possesses, though projecting a college freshman that far into the future, before he has even taken a snap, can be a dangerous game to play.
Jun 8 - 1:01 PM

Last week, Ole Miss redshirt senior QB Chad Kelly posted an Instagram video of him throwing a ball 76 yards in the air.

The nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly has a howitzer. In fact, NFL Media recently named Kelly's arm the strongest in all of college football. The NFL is interested in that, and also in this: Last season, Kelly completed 64.9 percent of his throws outside the numbers. He had 35 completions of 20 or more yards on such throws. Both marks led all Power Five quarterbacks. If you're expecting Ole Miss' aerial attack to drop off with Laquan Treadwell now a Minnesota Viking, Kelly will have you singing a different tune come the fall.
Source: Instagram
Jun 2 - 3:30 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze noted that the NCAA's Notice of Allegations did not contain any instance of his staff members offering out-of-bounds benefits to recruits.

"We’re not going to terminate a guy who makes a mistake and didn’t have any intent to go out and cheat," Freeze said at the SEC meetings. "There is no charge in these allegations of a staff member being involved in a payment or offering extra benefits. There’s none of that in there." Freeze declined to discuss former T Laremy Tunsil's controversial stint with the Rebels, but tried his best to otherwise take responsibility for the lengthy NCAA Notice of Allegations Ole Miss is currently facing. "That’s part of it when you’re the head coach. You take the good with the bad." The program has already implemented several measures of self-imposed sanction, including a reduction of 11 scholarships. They have also suspended a pair of unnamed assistants from recruiting.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 6:00 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said that he would not discuss the case of former T Laremy Tunsil at this juncture.

"That's something I can't talk about right now because both sides are still looking into it," Freeze said, "but I feel confident with the report we do have from the NCAA that our staff is not involved in any purposeful breaking of the rules." Several texts from Tunsil asking for monetary assistance from off-field staffer John Miller were leaked onto social media at the start of the draft on April 28. The university has confirmed the authenticity of these texts -- Tunsil, himself, already admitted to asking for money in his first post-draft press conference. As for the rest of the NCAA's allegations, Freeze admitted to "making mistakes in recruiting," but insists that these were not outright attempts to cheat or game the system.
Source: ESPN.com
May 31 - 2:41 PM


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