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ESPN's Edward Aschoff predicts that Ole Miss senior edge rusher Marquis Haynes will finish with over 10 sacks this fall.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is an undersized terror off the edge for the Rebels. Last year, he recorded 11 TFL and seven sacks. Haynes has 24.5 sacks over three years on campus. The NFL would like him to add bulk before the draft next spring.
Source: ESPN
Jun 19 - 2:20 PM

Former Ole Miss QB and current East Mississippi Community College QB coach Bo Wallace was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence on Saturday night.

Wallace was hired by East Mississippi Community College (of 'Last Chance U' fame) in January. EMCC HC Buddy Stephens told the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that Wallace had taken prescription medication after working at a youth camp on Saturday. He then subsequently fell asleep at the wheel and hit another vehicle after leaving the camp. Wallace was arrested at 11:06 PM Saturday night and released after two hours, when he posted bond.
Jun 18 - 3:07 PM

Ole Miss redshirt sophomore WR Van Jefferson holds a starting job heading into the summer.

First-year offensive coordinator Phil Longo has said that the Rebels will probably play six-to-eight receivers a game, which may end up slightly hindering the overall numbers of presumed starters A.J. Brown, D.K. Metcalf and Jefferson. But Longo's offenses at Sam Houston State put up enormous offensive numbers -- particularly in the passing game -- so the Ole Miss trio is certainly worth keeping an eye on. Jefferson had 49 receptions for 543 yards and three scores as a second-year freshman.
Jun 16 - 2:39 PM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly compared Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson to former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel in his ability to improvise on the fly.

"The question remains whether Hugh Freeze can build a structure around Patterson in the same way Kevin Sumlin did for Manziel," Connolly writes "It took time, but Manziel and Sumlin found the correct balance between playing within a system and allowing the quarterback to freelance." The analyst refers to Patterson's footwork as "dazzling" and believes that he has the potential to become a "household name." Patterson got to make a small cameo at the end of the 2016 season, when he filled in for Chad Kelly following a knee injury, throwing for 880 yards with a 6/3 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 169 yards in three starts. For all of Ole Miss' institutional problems, their offense should put up points this coming season.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 15 - 7:57 PM

Ole Miss shifted redshirt sophomore QB Jason Pellerin to receiver.

Pellerin was listed as a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com coming out of high school. Unfortunately, No. 1 overall recruit Shea Patterson signing with the Rebels in the following class and ultimately hopped him on the depth chart. Pellerin (6'3, 190) has size and showed mobility as a quarterback. The Rebels intend to platoon between 6-8 WRs per game, so he'll have a shot to play early.
Jun 15 - 2:47 PM

According to the Clarion-Ledger, Ole Miss sophomore WR D.K. Metcalf has a starting job heading into the summer.

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said recently that Metcalf possesses "the potential to be a special player." While there will be plenty of balls in the air this fall in the Shea Patterson-led Air Raid-esque offense, first-year OC Phil Longo said the Rebels will probably play six-to-eight receivers a game. If he sticks to that, it may depress the numbers of a starter like Metcalf.
Jun 15 - 2:14 PM

SEC Country's Shehan Jeyarajah believes that Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson and sophomore WR A.J. Brown is "the SEC's next great pairing."

Choosing one breakout wideout from Ole Miss is somewhat difficult, as all of Brown, Van Jefferson and D.K. Metcalf are potential stud targets for Patterson, but Jeyarajah ultimately settles on Brown as the likeliest to break out in a big way. ESPN's Edward Aschoff is high on his prospects, too, and sees the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder as a potential 1,000-yard receiver for the coming season. He caught 29 passes for 412 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2016.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 11 - 2:53 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said of redshirt junior RB Jordan Wilkins, "I think he’s going to have a special year."

Wilkins sat out the 2016 season due to academic issues, but Freeze has been impressed at how he bounced back as a leader with the team during spring practice. "I’m just so proud and praying he has a healthy year," said the Rebs head coach. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder rushed for 379 yards and four touchdowns on 72 carries during the 2015 campaign. He is expected to see starting carries for the coming season.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 9 - 4:55 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff believes that Ole Miss sophomore WR A.J. Brown could surpass 1,000 yards receiving in 2017.

"Brown's pure talent should push him to the front of the line when it comes to who gets the brunt of Shea Patterson's passes," Aschoff writes of the former four-star recruit (ESPN's No. 66 prospect in 2016). The 6-foot-2, 218-pounder caught 29 passes for 412 yards and two touchdowns while playing as a true freshman last season. He, Van Jefferson and D.J. Metcalf make for a receiving corp to watch.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 8 - 6:03 PM

In their response to the NCAA's revised Notice of Allegations from February, Ole Miss backed HC Hugh Freeze in no uncertain terms.

Ole Miss has been hit with 21 total allegations by the NCAA regarding a lack of institutional control which included several alleged recruiting violations. At the time of that notice release, FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman wrote that he did not believe that Freeze would survive the long-running scandal. For the time being, though, Ole Miss is backing their coach in pretty explicit wording, saying in their response that Freeze "has met it and membership’s expectations to emphasize and promote compliance and to implement strong and comprehensive monitoring." The university has self-imposed a bowl ban for 2017 and will forfeit their annual postseason revenue this year. Ole Miss will meet with the NCAA Rules Infractions committee later this summer to discuss the next step in the process.
Source: olemiss.edu
Jun 6 - 6:15 PM

When CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd asked Ole Miss sophomore QB Shea Patterson what the team had to play for in 2017, he said that the Rebs "can be the peoples' champion."

Ole Miss issued itself a self-imposed one-year bowl ban for the NCAA violations being levied against the program. Patterson is trying his dogged best to carry the program through these next few years and when Dodd asked him about motivation, the former five-star recruit said that the team will play for "[o]urselves and our pride, the city of Oxford and our fans." Patterson enters the 2017 season with plenty of momentum, having thrown for 880 yards and a 6/3 TD/INT ratio (plus 169 rushing yards) in a little three-game teaser at the end of last season after Chad Kelly went down with a knee injury.
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 3 - 2:04 PM

Ole Miss HC Hugh Freeze said that sophomore WR D.K. Metcalf possesses "the potential to be a special player."

"He’s a basketball player that understands positioning in those tight quarters for red-zone throws and obviously has great strength, skills and size," Freeze said of the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder. The former four-star recruit was sidelined by a broken foot in the second week of the 2016 season, with that injury ultimately costing him the remainder of that campaign. This spring, he practiced without any pain or discomfort. Scout.com's Ben Garrett calls Meetcalf "easily the most physically imposing wide receiver on the Rebels’ roster" and believes that he could potentially develop into a "ball-dominant, physical monster in the mold of Calvin Johnson and Julio Jones." Shea Patterson should have fun with this one in 2017, assuming Metcalf can maintain his health.
Source: Scout.com
Jun 1 - 8:16 PM

Ole Miss sophomore DT Benito Jones gave himself a "C+" for his work as a true freshman in 2016.

"I’ve just got to be consistent. Every down, no matter if it’s first, second or third, just being consistent and just keep fighting and trying to make a play," Jones said this spring. The 6-foot-1, 275-pounder was a five-star recruit for the 2016 cycle. In his first year of collegiate ball, he registered a healthy 39 tackles (4.5 for loss) in 13 games played. He is hoping that Ole Miss can tighten up against the run this season -- they ranked 120th out of 128 FBS teams against the run in 2016 -- saying that "[i]t was just being consistent with the playcalling, getting the plays and getting lined up."
Jun 1 - 5:39 PM

ESPN's Sam Kahn Jr. notes that Ole Miss freshman WR D.D. Bowie could potentially shift to corner.

While Bowie initially signed with Ole Miss as a wide receiver, Kahn relays that both Bowie and HC Hugh Freeze are open to a possible shift to cornerback. "The Rebels have an immediate need at the position (and plenty of help on defense)," Khan writes, "so even if he's green at the position, the 6-1, 187-pound Bowie could be contributing quickly." If Ole Miss does opt to use him at corner, he would enter the positional mix with Jaylon Jones and Jalen Julius come the start of August camp.
Source: ESPN.com
May 22 - 2:47 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff reports that the ILB starting position is Ole Miss redshirt junior Detric Bing-Dukes' to lose with Rommel Mageo gone.

"His coaches praised him [this spring] for his improvement, and the redshirt junior has gotten much more comfortable in Wesley McGriff's new defensive scheme, which will allow him to play more in the box instead of having to cover as much as he did last year," Aschoff wrote. "Bing-Dukes showed better footwork, attacked his blocks better, and developed into more of a vocal leader this spring." Bing-Dukes began his career at Georgia before transferring to Ole Miss in 2015.
Source: ESPN
May 18 - 12:30 PM


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