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  • Texas A&M-Ole Miss game postponed due to COVID-19

    Yardbarker "The Texas A&M Aggies will be sidelined a second consecutive week due to COVID-19 issues.  Texas A&M confirmed on Monday that Saturday's showdown with the Ole Miss Rebels has been postponed "due to the continued quarantine of individuals"..." November 16

  • Lane Kiffin had great celebration for Ole Miss’ 91-yard touchdown

    Saturday Down South "Alabama fans have seen Lane Kiffin celebrate passes touchdowns before his Tide quarterbacks ever released the football but we’ve never seen the coach launch his playsheet into the air during a play. Now we can say we have as the Ole Miss coach found an interesting way to..." November 15

  • Mike Leach ‘sick and tired’ of Mississippi State players’ faces

    MSN.com "Leach’s tenure at his new school started off well with a win at LSU. As the season has moved on, LSU has been proven to be below average, while MSU has completely sputtered. Vandy, meanwhile, is 0-5 and this is the first time since their opener that the Bulldogs haven’t been blown..." November 08

  • Mother of Ole Miss’ Damarcus Thomas shares her gratitude

    Yardbarker "The mother of Ole Miss Rebels tight end DaMarcus Thomas shared a note of gratitude intended for Ole Miss fans. Thomas was injured during Ole Miss practice on Monday and airlifted to the hospital. He was initially immobile after suffering the injury, which had many in the..." November 06

  • Ole Miss Tight End DaMarcus Thomas All Smiles After Being Discharged from Hospital

    TMZ "Great photo of Ole Miss tight end DaMarcus Thomas -- who was back on campus and SMILING one day after being discharged from the hospital. The 18-year-old freshman football player had suffered a frightening injury during Monday practice -- with coach Lane..." November 04

  • Injured Ole Miss player regained movement in all extremities, doctors optimistic

    wtvm.com "According to an Ole Miss statement, Damarcus Thomas has regained movement in all of his extremities and the physicians are optimistic. Ole Miss freshman Damarcus Thomas was severely injured in practice on Monday, according to WLBT-TV. During Monday’s press..." November 02

  • DaMarcus Thomas helicoptered to hospital after serious injury at Ole Miss practice

    Larry Brown Sports "A frightening scene unfolded on the Ole Miss practice field on Monday, as freshman tight end DaMarcus Thomas was airlifted to the hospital following an injury. " November 02

  • Contracts show Ole Miss on the hook to pay four defensive coordinators this year

    USA Today "No other major college football team has struggled on defense this season quite like Mississippi, creating the temptation to make a lightbulb joke about just how badly the Rebels have been getting lit up on the field and off: How many Mississippi defensive coordinators does it cost to..." October 29

  • Lane Kiffin asks to pay $25K fine in pennies after criticizing officials

    Yahoo! Sports "On Monday, the SEC fined Lane Kiffin $25,000 for complaining about officiating. It then admitted that Kiffin’s gripe was legitimate. Kiffin is understandably frustrated. The Mississippi football coach responded by threatening to pull a classic page..." October 27

  • SEC Issues Statement on Ole Miss v. Auburn, Lane Kiffin Fined

    SI "The SEC has issued the following statement related to the Auburn-Ole Miss football game of October 24: On the kickoff return in the Auburn at Ole Miss football game at 5:43 in the 4th quarter, the SEC has determined the replay official should have stopped the game for further review..." October 26

  • Lane Kiffin critical of officials after missed call costs Ole Miss

    Larry Brown Sports "Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin seemed to have every right to be angry after a controversial call cost his team dearly on Saturday. The Rebels held a 28-27 lead over the Auburn Tigers with just under six minutes left in the fourth quarter. After Ole Miss’ go-ahead score, Auburn..." October 24

  • Ole Miss football fined $100,000 for not adhering to SEC's COVID-19 protocols

    USA Today "The Ole Miss football team has been fined $100,000 for not following the SEC's COVID-19 protocols, school officials confirmed to the Clarion (Mississippi) Ledger. Sports Illustrated first reported that the fine will be taken in the form of a reduction in conference revenue...." October 17

  • 'It doesn't make any sense': Lane Kiffin responds to Nick Saban's sign-stealing theory

    USA Today "Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin didn't steal Alabama's defensive signals on Saturday. And he would've had no use for them even if he got them. Alabama coach Nick Saban was flummoxed after his defense allowed 48 points and 647 yards in a 63-48 win over Ole..." October 13

  • Alabama's Nick Saban wonders if Ole Miss knew defense's signals

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban said his defense's struggles had him wondering if Ole Miss knew the Crimson Tide's signals during his team's 63-48 victory on Saturday night in Oxford, Mississippi. Saban projected calm on the sideline for much of the game,..." October 11

  • 5 mind-blowing stats from Alabama's shootout win vs. Ole Miss

    The Score "A shootout erupted Saturday between Alabama and Ole Miss, with Nick Saban's outfit holding on for a thrilling 63-48 victory thanks largely to standout running back Najee Harris' five touchdowns. The matchup with new Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin was yet..." October 11

  • Nick Saban responds to Lane Kiffin calling him ‘elderly’

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin is known for his dry sense of humor and his propensity for trolling. Nick Saban is not. When the two clash, the results can be pretty interesting. Kiffin was at it again this week in the leadup to Saturday’s game between his Ole Miss team and Saban’s Alabama..." October 10

  • If Lane Kiffin Is Doing SEC Media Calls from the Toilet Then He's a Hero, Full Stop

    The Big Lead "Ninety-nine percent of the time, I find it easy to ride hard for journalism, access, and holding the highest-paid state employees' feet to the fire. The other one percent of the time, though, I am in the bathroom — the human condition's great equalizer. It seems that affording..." October 02

  • Mississippi State Trolled LSU By Mocking Their 'Get The Gat' Celebration After Win

    Total Pro Sports "The Mississippi State Bulldogs are on cloud nine Saturday after they went out and knocked off No. 6 LSU, 44-34, at Tiger Stadium. The team was led by Mike Leach’s air-raid offense and QB K.J. Costello setting the SEC single-game record for passing yards with 623 yards. He added..." September 27

  • Florida Gators' Shawn Davis Jr. Tweets From Locker Room After Getting Ejected For Targeting

    Total Pro Sports "It didn’t take long for us to get our first ejection for targeting of the 2020 SEC season. In the very first quarter of the Florida-Ole Miss game, Gator safety Shawn Davis Jr. was kicked out of the game for this hit on an Ole Miss receiver. " September 26

  • Florida, Ole Miss Players and Coaches Kneel Before Game as a Statement of Unity

    Bleacher Report "Players and coaches from the Florida Gators and Ole Miss Rebels took a knee before kickoff Saturday as a statement of unity in support of social justice efforts. Here's a look at the moment: Jake Thompson of the Oxford Eagle provided a joint statement from the..." September 26

  • If SEC coaches put messages on their masks, here's what they should be

    USA Today "Some football coaches in the NFL have struggled with wearing their masks on the sideline during games. (Their wallets have paid the price, though.)  Let's hope college football coaches in the Southeastern Conference, which begins play Saturday, set a better example..." September 26

  • Georgia disputes ex-safety Otis Reese's claim of racial insensitivity

    ESPN "The Georgia athletic department is disputing a former football player's claims that it maintains an "unsafe, unsupportive, or racially insensitive environment." In a statement posted to social media Tuesday night, former Bulldogs safety Otis..." September 23

  • Otis Reese says he was 'manipulated' by Kirby Smart; details experiences of racism on Georgia campus

    Saturday Down South "With no word from the NCAA, former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese is appealing to the court of public opinion for his 2020 eligibility. His case includes some explosive accusations regarding Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart and the campus environment at UGA. Reese, now at Ole Miss,..." September 23

  • Ole Miss, Oklahoma football teams march to protest racial injustice

    Yardbarker "The Oklahoma and Ole Miss football teams both marched this week as a sign of solidarity with the nationwide protests of the police shootings of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc. Ole Miss canceled practice today, with coach Lane Kiffin joining the players in marching to The..." August 28

  • Ole Miss center Eli Johnson enters transfer portal

    Saturday Down South "Ole Miss was already prepared to head into the season without projected starter Eli Johnson playing, as the team’s starting center from last season previously announced he would be opting out for this season, but now it appears Johnson plans to finish his career elsewhere. The..." August 26

  • Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin explains how NCAA is 'screwing' transfers like Otis Reese

    USA Today "Lane Kiffin has found a flaw in the system. The NCAA announced last week that, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be granting a blanket extra year of eligibility to all fall sports athletes whether they choose to participate this season or not. That's a huge win for..." August 25

  • Mississippi's governor zings Big Ten, Pac-12 for postponing football seasons

    ESPN "In announcing Thursday that there would be no tailgating on campus this season for Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss football games, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted a zinger in the direction of the Big Ten and Pac-12. The Big Ten and Pac-12..." August 20

  • Ole Miss Rebels coach Lane Kiffin wants transfer waiver for players with postponed seasons

    ESPN "Ole Miss football coach Lane Kiffin says players whose conferences have decided to postpone fall sports should be free to transfer without penalty. During an appearance on the SEC Network on Tuesday, Kiffin said it's a "shame" that players are unable to do..." August 19

  • Ole Miss starting LB Sam Williams suspended indefinitely following arrest on sexual battery charge

    CBS Sports "Ole Miss linebacker Sam Williams has been suspended indefinitely by the school after an arrest on a felony sexual battery charge. Williams, a senior, as booked into Mississippi's Lafayette County Detention Center at 9:30 a.m. CT on Friday and released at 2:42 p.m. on $25,000..." July 26

  • Ex-Florida WR Dionte Marks announces transfer to Ole Miss instead of UCF

    Saturday Down South "Last Friday, former Florida wide receiver Dionte Marks announced he was bound for the University of Central Florida; however, on Wednesday evening, he pulled a 180 and announced his intention to transfer to Ole Miss to join Lane Kiffin’s program. “First and foremost,..." July 23

  • Ole Miss Football Announces Home-and-Home with Charlotte

    SI "Ole Miss football is scheduled to play a future home-and-home series against Charlotte, as announced by both schools on Tuesday. Ole Miss will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, to face the 49ers on Sept. 12, 2026. The Rebels will then host Charlotte the following year on Sept. 4,..." July 01

  • Ole Miss confirms four-star 2020 WR Marc Britt has officially signed

    College Football Talk "Ole Miss is (finally) on the receiving end of a late football recruiting gift. In November of last year, Marc Britt committed to play his college football at Florida.  The Early Signing Period came and went without the four-star 2020 prospect signing with the..." July 01

  • Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill officially changing state flag

    ESPN "Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday signed a bill to retire the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem following widespread, increased pressure that came in part from the sports world. "This is not a political moment to me but a solemn occasion to lead..." June 30

  • Mississippi Legislature Passes Bill to Change State Flag

    Wall Street Journal "The legislature in Mississippi, the last state with the Confederate battle emblem on its flag, voted by a wide margin Sunday to change the state’s flag after 126 years. The bill now heads to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves, who has pledged to sign it, saying the argument over the..." June 29

  • Mississippi State's Kylin Hill reacts to progress in changing state flag

    Sporting News "Kylin Hill didn't need to say much Saturday after the news that Mississippi's state flag might be in for a redesign. The Mississippi State running back had his say about the issue earlier in the week. Hill was reacting to the state legislature going..." June 28

  • Lane Kiffin is already trolling Mike Leach on Twitter

    Larry Brown Sports "If you weren’t already excited for Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach coaching SEC rivals, maybe this will do it for you. Kiffin and Leach, the coaches of Ole Miss and Mississippi State, created a bit of a viral moment Thursday when they appeared at the Mississippi state capitol to..." June 28

  • Lane Kiffin, Mike Leach Lobby To Remove Confederate Symbol From MS State Flag

    Clarion Ledger "Before either of them ever step foot on the home sidelines for Ole Miss or Mississippi State, Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach will have to confront the Mississippi legislature. Kiffin and Leach plan to address the state legislature on Thursday morning. The coaches, along with Ole Miss..." June 25

  • Ole Miss retiring Giants legend Eli Manning’s No. 10 jersey

    Clutch Points "Eli Manning was able to carve out a successful career in the NFL with the New York Giants. But his time in college at Ole Miss also deserves to be celebrated. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ole Miss is retiring Manning’s No. 10 jersey during the upcoming..." June 22

  • Ole Miss football players express support for moving school's Confederate statue

    USA Today "Members of the Ole Miss football team expressed their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and called for changes to continue on campus in a video posted Saturday on social media. Ole Miss defensive end Ryder Anderson was one of several players to appear in the..." June 21

  • Commissioner threatens no SEC championships in Mississippi until state flag changes

    ESPN "SEC commissioner Greg Sankey threatened to not host any future conference championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its flag. Mississippi is the only state that still has the Confederate symbol -- a blue cross with the 13 stars -- on its flag. "It is..." June 18

  • Lane Kiffin shares how Ole Miss have fallen behind amid pandemic

    Larry Brown Sports "College football activity hadn’t started when the coronavirus pandemic really began to impact the United States, but now that we’re in our fourth month of it, offseason activities have been significantly derailed. That is causing major issues for a lot of programs. Lane..." June 13

  • Lane Kiffin shares why he took the Ole Miss job

    Larry Brown Sports "Lane Kiffin is getting ready to begin his fourth head coaching stint in college football, one that takes him back to the SEC. After getting his start as a head coach for the Oakland Raiders when he was 31, Kiffin went to college and coached at Tennessee. He left the Vols after a year..." June 11