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Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer stated that he has video showing his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a Buffalo nightclub over the weekend.

"It's obvious Chad was not the one who started this incident," Thomas Eoannou told The Associated Press by phone Monday. Kelly faces seven charges, all second- or third-degree and of the misdemeanor or violation types. The Rebels prospect just committed to play at Ole Miss last week. Mississippi has stated that the school is still "gathering facts on the matter." Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football team last spring after visibly arguing with coaches during offseason activities, likely the final straw. Chad is the nephew of Jim Kelly.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 22 - 4:11 PM

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly, who recently agreed to join Ole Miss next season after spending time at the JUCO level, was arrested for his involvement in a "melee."

Kelly's big time college football career might come to a halt before it even begins. "According to the Buffalo News, Kelly faces seven charges, all second- or third-degree and of the misdemeanor or violation types," writes Aaron Brenner. Other details are available in the link. Kelly was dismissed from the Clemson football team last spring after visibly arguing with coaches during offseason activities, likely the final straw. Chad is the nephew of Jim Kelly.
Dec 22 - 8:51 AM

Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson faces a critical test in thee Peach Bowl versus TCU on Dec. 31.

Golson picked off an SEC-high nine interceptions and recorded a team-high eight pass breakups this season, but doubts persist about his potential due to his frame. "At just 5-9, 180 pounds, the Jim Thorpe Award finalist could lack the length to be a true corner at the next level," wrote Chase Goodbread. "Is he better suited for a nickelback role, where his straight-line speed won't be tested as much? These are some of the questions scouts will be asking in an ideal setting to judge him: against a standout quarterback (Trevone Boykin) who will throw 35-40 times, at a minimum, and test Golson's coverage skills by extending pass plays with his elusiveness."
Source: NFL.com
Dec 21 - 5:24 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Mississippi sophomore S Antonio "Tony" Conner "can slip blocks when he lines up in the box and get to the quarterback."

Earlier this season, Muench compared Conner to a less physical and worst-testing version of former Mizzou S William Moore. "The 6-1, 217-pound Conner isn't a ball hawk, and he's limited in terms of his ability to match up with quicker receivers working out of the slot," he and Weidl wrote. "But he covers enough ground to take away a deep half, and he's athletic enough to hold up in underneath zone when he makes sound reads. There's also a lot to like about his versatility, as he's an effective run-stopper filling from the high slot." Conner will be draft eligible at the end of next season.
Dec 20 - 7:55 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram "is a dynamic weapon who ended the regular season on a tear."

"He's got the burst to get open underneath and produce after the catch, in addition to the speed to stretch the field," the due wrote. "He also has above-average ball skills and the body control to adjust to passes thrown outside his frame. He's not a powerful blocker, but he gets into position and fights to sustain." The 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore needs to add bulk, but he's a tool shed of a prospect. Earlier this year, Muench compared him to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed.
Dec 20 - 5:10 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl note that Ole Miss sophomore DL Robert Nkemdiche "hasn't lived up to the lofty expectations attached to him coming out of high school."

Nkemdiche, of course, was the top overall recruit in 2013. "Listed at 6-4 and 280 pounds, he can get pushed around working against much bigger interior offensive linemen," they wrote. "He has the explosive first step, upper-body strength and length to overcome his size when he keeps his pads down." We think Nkemdiche is miscast when the Rebels line him up inside. As an outside rusher in a 3-4 alignment, or as a 4-3 end, however? He could be a consistent terror.
Dec 20 - 1:22 AM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl believe Ole Miss sophomore WR Laquon Treadwell has "an explosive athlete with outstanding size and a wide catching radius."

"While he can continue to add polish to his game, he is a physical route-runner who is a matchup nightmare with his strength, body control and leaping ability to win in one-on-one contested situations," noted Muench and Weidl. "Treadwell had his season cut short by a gruesome broken ankle against Auburn, but assuming he makes a full recovery, he has tremendous upside with rare physical tools that can't be coached." The 6-foot-2, 229-pound Treadwell, the No. 10 overall player in the 2013 class, might be the most talented receiver in college football. We hope he doesn't lose anything in his rehab from the aforementioned ankle injury.
Dec 18 - 4:49 PM

Scout Inc.'s Steve Muench and Kevin Weidl rank Ole Miss sophomore OT Laremy Tunsil as college football's best non-draft-eligible player.

The 6-foot-5, 305-pounder was a five-star recruit and the top offensive tackle prospect in the Class of 2013. "He has the power to generate push on short-yardage runs and the quickness to seal the edge on perimeter runs," the duo wrote. "In terms of pass protection, he has the length to take away the edge, the balance to mirror and the strength to anchor." Muench previously wrote that Tunsil compares "favorably" to Giants RT Justin Pugh coming out of Syracuse. The true soph has the look of a future first-rounder.
Dec 18 - 12:44 PM

Ole Miss senior CB Senquez Golson's "lack of height and length will push him down draft boards," according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

"Listed at 5-foot-9, Golson's lack of height and length will push him down draft boards. But despite the suspect size, he has savvy cover skills, fluid athleticism and excellent ballskills," Brugler wrote. The 5-foot-9, 176-pound Golson is ranked second nationally and first in the SEC with nine interceptions this year. Golson also has 29 tackles, two for a loss, with seven pass breakups and two quarterback hurries on his 2014 resume.
Source: CBS Sports
Dec 17 - 3:34 PM

Ole Miss redshirt junior G Aaron Morris re-tore his ACL but is hoping to be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

Morris first tore his ACL in the first game of the 2013 season and was granted a medical redshirt. Morris was the school's starting left guard this season. The Rebels will play TCU in the school's bowl game.
Dec 15 - 12:43 PM

Former Clemson QB Chad Kelly, who spent a season at the JUCO level, will transfer to Ole Miss.

Kelly was dismissed last April for "conduct detrimental to the team" and visited Alabama after. Current Ole Miss starter, Bo Wallace, will graduate this year, and with Kelly eligible he could immediately earn the starting job.
Dec 11 - 11:17 AM

Former Arkansas and Ole Miss HC Houston Nutt is in consideration for the Tulsa opening, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Bill Blankenship was 24-27 in his last four seasons at Tulsa and was recently fired. Houston Nutt has a total coaching record of 135-96 if combining his time at Murray State, Boise State, Arkansas and Ole Miss.
Dec 2 - 12:19 PM

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze has received a new contract.

Freeze was briefly mentioned as a possible candidate for the Florida job, and many times that ends in a new contract at the coaches' current school. Expect Freeze to receive a bump in pay and possibly the same for his assistants. He has pulled off multiple top recruiting classes, and 2015 could be Ole Miss' peak.
Dec 2 - 12:11 PM

Mississippi sophomore TE Evan Engram had five receptions for 65 yards in Saturday's loss to Arkansas.

Mississippi has leaned on the second-year player more with star WR Laquon Treadwell lost for the season with a broken leg. The 6-foot-3, 227-pound sophomore needs to add bulk, but he's a tool shed of a prospect. Last month, ESPN's Steve Muench compared Engram to former Gator and current Redskins TE Jordan Reed: "He has soft hands, he catches away from his frame, and he doesn't have to break stride to bring it in. He also has the speed to make plays down the seam and enough agility to produce after the catch."
Nov 24 - 12:40 AM

Ole Miss senior QB Bo Wallace completed 16-of-31 passes for 235 yards and two interceptions.

Wallace was a big part of the end of Ole Miss' playoff hopes. He missed two series with an ankle injury and wasn't particularly effective when he was part of the play. His worst play of the game came on a lofted pass to the end zone that was picked off for a 100-yard interception return TD. A scout recently said that Wallace had a tendency of "burning down cities" by constantly trying to force plays that aren't there. This game won't do much to reassure the evaluating community.
Nov 22 - 9:00 PM


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