Mississippi Rumors & News

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly says he's the best QB in U.S.

    ESPN "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly stole the spotlight on the fourth and final day of SEC media days Thursday, making a bold statement about his talent and taking a veiled shot at Clemson, his former school. The SEC's top returning quarterback was certainly confident, overshadowing Les Miles and..." July 14

  • Hugh Freeze: No coach can control everything the NCAA expects us to

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday he believes he set the proper atmosphere in his program for NCAA compliance but acknowledged "we'll see at the end of the day" how the NCAA views the violations. Ole Miss is the first major football program that largely falls under a new NCAA penalty..." July 14

  • Ole Miss' Chad Kelly takes swipe at Clemson, makes clear who has 'real Death Valley'

    Alabama "Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly didn't miss an opportunity to give people at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday a little insight into his feelings about Clemson. Kelly, who was kicked off the Clemson team by coach Dabo Swinney in the spring of 2014, told the media gathered that LSU..." July 14

  • Tunsil's stepfather claims Ole Miss gave family improper assistance

    The Score "The Laremy Tunsil-Ole Miss saga took another turn Wednesday, as the offensive tackle's stepfather Lindsey Miller is claiming people associated with the school helped improperly fund the family's move to Oxford, Miss. The NCAA is currently investigating multiple infractions against Ole Miss and..." June 29

  • Mississippi WR Brandon Smith Announces Commitment To Iowa

    College Spun "Iowa doesn’t often make big recruiting splashes in the Deep South, but after a very strong 2015, the Hawkeyes are off to a very nice start on the recruiting trail. On Sunday night, three-star wide receiver Brandon Smith, a Mississippi native, announced his commitment to Kirk Ferentz’s program." June 27

  • Ole Miss lands 4-star LB Willie Gay Jr.

    The Score "Ole Miss increased its depth on defense Friday when four-star linebacker Willie Gay Jr. announced his commitment to the Rebels. At 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, Gay Jr. provides Ole Miss with the 153rd-ranked recruit on the ESPN 300. " June 18

  • Rebels land future Landshark as LB Josh Clarke commits to Ole Miss

    Saturday Down South "Rumors of Ole Miss’ demise on the recruiting trail have proven to be greatly exaggerated, as the Rebels reached into LSU’s backyard and snagged a commit from New Orleans linebacker Josh Clarke Monday. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Clarke in currently rated as a three-star recruit, the No. 32 outside..." June 14

  • Freeze admits recruiting mistakes, insists Ole Miss didn't cheat

    ESPN "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told ESPN.com on Monday that he accepts responsibility for the Rebels' NCAA troubles, but he adamantly denies that he or anybody on his staff knowingly violated rules. Ole Miss last week self-imposed the loss of 11 football scholarships over a four-year period from..." May 31

  • Ole Miss self-imposes double-digit reduction in football scholarships

    ESPN "Ole Miss has self-imposed a double-digit reduction of scholarships for football, as well as an already served postseason ban for women's basketball, as part of its response to an NCAA notice of allegations that was released Friday morning. In its 154-page response to the NCAA, Ole Miss..." May 27

  • Ole Miss confirms Laremy Tunsil texts, checking for changes

    ESPN "Ole Miss officials have determined that a text message conversation published to Miami Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil's Instagram account during the NFL draft did happen last year, sources told ESPN's Outside the Lines, but the school is still looking into whether the messages were altered before..." May 12

  • Laremy Tunsil’s civil suit with his stepfather threatens to drag Ole Miss into further hot water

    The Clarion-Ledger "Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze's lawyers have stipulations if he's going to testify in the Laremy Tunsil civil lawsuit. Attorneys representing Freeze asked for an outright prohibition of, or for restrictions to be placed upon, a possible deposition after one was requested in conjunction..." May 12

  • Ole Miss draws commitment from Madison Prep's Bryan Jones

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "One of Louisiana's most highly sought-after 2017 football recruits committed to Ole Miss on Sunday. Bryan Jones announced his pledge to the Rebels via Twitter shortly before 10 p.m. and confirmed the decision moments later. "What made me commit to Ole Miss is because I love the great job..." May 11

  • Ole Miss coach 'shocked' at Laremy Tunsil's admission

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze was “shocked” that Laremy Tunsil said he accepted money from an assistant coach while he was a member of the Rebels football team. After a picture of Tunsil smoking a bong attached to a gas mask was tweeted from his account minutes before the draft, Tunsil slipped to..." May 05

  • Mississippi vows to “aggressively investigate” Tunsil’s admission of getting paid

    Pro Football Talk "On a night that the Ole Miss football program should have been celebrating the placement of three of its former players into the first round of the draft, the Rebels are reeling from the admission of left tackle Laremy Tunsil that he was paid while in college. “I’d have to say yeah,” Tunsil..." April 29

  • Chad Kelly injury: Ole Miss QB undergoes sports hernia surgery

    247 Sports "The SEC's top returning passer will be on the sidelines for the remainder of spring practice. Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly had successful surgery last week to repair a sports hernia, according to multiple reports. Kelly's absence will mean extra reps for Shea Patterson and Jason Pellerin,..." April 04

  • Freeze: Ole Miss' NCAA investigation 'like a four-year colonoscopy'

    CBS Sports "NCAA investigations can be pervasive and uncomfortable. Enforcement officers want to dig in to every nook and cranny to ensure compliance and find or find evidence of alleged rules violations. According to Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze, the investigation process is like a pervasive investigation..." March 29

  • Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche and Brother Denzel “Going Their Separate Ways” Ahead Of NFL Draft

    College Spun "The brotherly love between Robert and Denzel Nkemdiche will have to be shown from afar going forward. ESPN’s Edward Aschoff reported this morning that Robert, the former Ole Miss star defensive lineman, and Denzel, the former Ole Miss linebacker, are “going their separate ways” ahead of the..." March 29

  • Alabama adding Ole Miss kicker as grad transfer

    College Football Talk "Unable to add any kicking depth in the Class of 2016 — a prized JUCO commit flipped to Florida a couple of months before signing day — Alabama looked to an SEC West rival to procure some additional foot talent. Montgomery, Ala., native Andy Pappanastos confirmed to WSFA-TV in Tuscaloosa that he..." March 29

  • Laquon Treadwell generates relatively slow 40-yard dashes

    Pro Football Talk "At the Scouting Combine in February, Mississippi receiver Laquon Treadwell chose not to run the 40-yard dash. On Monday, he ran. And he didn’t generate the kind of times that will cause him to rocket up the board. Treadwell ran, officially, a 4.63-second and 4.65-second 40-yard dash at his Pro..." March 28

  • Ole Miss' Breeland Speaks arrested for suspicion of DUI

    The Score "Ole Miss defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning for suspicion of a DUI, according to The Clarion-Ledger's Daniel Paulling. Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze released a statement addressing the matter. "Breeland's poor choice does not meet the expectations of our..." March 08

  • Oregon State linebacker Rommel Mageo transferring to Ole Miss

    Fox Sports "Oregon State linebacker Rommel Mageo, the Beavers' leading tackler in 2015, is transferring to Ole Miss. He is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the Rebels linebacking corps. The 6-2, 235-pound Mageo had 87 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and two forced fumbles for OSU last..." March 02

  • Laquon Treadwell won’t run at the Combine

    Pro Football Talk "Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has decided to skip the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine. Treadwell says he hasn’t spent enough time preparing for the 40 in his workouts with a trainer in Miami and would rather wait until the Ole Miss Pro Day on March 28." February 23

  • Report: Longhorns parting ways with assistant coach Chris Vaughn amid NCAA investigation

    Houston Chronicle "Texas announced Thursday it is parting ways with defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn, amid reports of his possible implication in an NCAA investigation of a previous employer. Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong confirmed in a press release that Vaughn's $245,000-per-year UT contract will not be..." February 12

  • Report: Ole Miss football cited for 13 violations, nine under Hugh Freeze

    CBS Sports "Just under half of the 28 NCAA violations alleged against the Ole Miss athletic program involve the Rebels football team with most of those occurring under the current coaching staff, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Though initial reports following the NCAA's Notice of Allegations..." February 10

  • Ole Miss QB Ryan Buchanan leaves team

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Ole Miss is down to just three scholarship quarterbacks. Ryan Buchanan, who was set to be a redshirt junior in the fall, has decided to call it a career in order to focus on his academics. “I came to the conclusion a few months ago that football would not be my future and it was time to start..." February 08

  • Deontay Anderson Committed to Ole Miss While Skydiving

    The Big Lead "It’s National Signing Day and that means things are about to get very weird as America’s most athletic youths make personal decisions bound to offend and delight grownups. Announcing a college choice is now something that must be accompanied by a zany activity. Deontay Anderson, a four-star..." February 03

  • Former Ole Miss, Murray St. QB Maikhail Miller, 23, Dies In Car Crash

    NESN "Former Division I college football quarterback Maikhail Miller died in a car crash Saturday night, authorities told The Associated Press. He was 23 years old. Coroner James Anderson told local media outlets Maikhail Miller’s SUV overturned Saturday evening near Holly Springs which ejected him..." February 01

  • Only a few of NCAA's 'roughly 30' Ole Miss allegations concern football, per sources

    SB Nation "The NCAA has formally notified Mississippi's athletic department of allegations of "roughly 30 violations" across the Rebels' football, women's basketball and track and field programs, Yahoo's Pat Forde reported Friday. One Ole Miss source tells Steven Godfrey they believe only five of the 32..." January 30

  • Report: Ole Miss charged with violations

    Yahoo! Sports "The NCAA has formally charged the University of Mississippi with dozens of rules violations in three sports, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. The school has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA enforcement staff alleging roughly 30 violations in football, women’s basketball and..." January 29

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