With Collin out, Rippee breaks down Ole Miss’ loss at South Carolina, baseball midweek against Arkansas State and Manny Machado signing with the Padres.
Ole Miss hung around for a while through a barrage of three-point shooting and foul trouble against South Carolina on Tuesday night, but sputtered in the final six minutes of the game en route to a 79-64 loss. What is there to make of this game? Well, let’s look inside to start. South Carolina was … Continue reading “Four-game winning streak snapped as Ole Miss loses at South Carolina”
Ole Miss linebackers coach Jon Sumrall has accepted a position at Kentucky, a source confirmed to SportsTalk Mississippi. Rebel Grove first reported the news. Sumrall spent a year on Ole Miss’ staff and his work merited a tangible improvement in the Rebels’ linebacking play, which was the weakest link of a struggling defense in 2017. … Continue reading “Ole Miss linebackers coach Jon Sumrall leaving to join Kentucky’s football staff”
Former Ole Miss defensive coordinator coach Tyrone Nix is joining Ole Miss’ staff, according to a release from Virginia Tech. Nix spent last season as the Hokies’ safeties coach. Nix was the defensive coordinator under Houston Nutt from 2008-2011. The Rebels ranked as one of the better defenses in the SEC in Nix’s first two … Continue reading “Tyrone Nix to join Ole Miss staff”
Rippee and Collin discuss Ole Miss hoops winning its fourth in a row, what the team’s ceiling is and its path to the NCAA Tournament, and also some reaction from Ole Miss baseball’s opening weekend.
Mid-February is an optimal time for a college basketball team’s confidence to be ascending upward and that is exactly where Ole Miss’ is headed after its fourth straight win, an 75-65 home victory over Missouri to move to 18-7 on the year and 8-4 in league play. Ole Miss turned the Tigers over 25 times … Continue reading “Rebels win fourth straight game with win over Missouri”
A lethargic first inning foreshadowed the result to come in Ole Miss’ 9-5 loss to Wright State on Saturday afternoon. The Rebels made two errors, one by Grae Kessinger on a ground ball and another three batters later by starting pitcher Zack Phillips that plated an unearned run. Phillips missed the bag at first base … Continue reading “Sloppy start dooms Rebels in 9-5 loss to Wright State”
Cooper Johnson wants to have a more refined plan when he steps into the batter’s box this season. His past struggles at the plate have stemmed from pressing, his approach unclear and poor at bats only made him press harder. In Ole Miss’ 10-1 opening day win over Wright State, Johnson had three hits, including … Continue reading “Johnson’s three hits leads Rebels in 10-1 win over Wright State on opening day”
Left alone with his thoughts as he gripped a baseball bat, Holt Perdzock knew he had to be ready. He sat in the first base dugout at Tigue Moore Field, watching Ole Miss nurse a 5-3 lead over Louisiana-Lafayette lead in the seventh inning of game three of a super regional in 2014. The Rebels … Continue reading “Reconstructing the hit that sent Ole Miss to Omaha”
Ole Miss earned a win on Wednesday night that tested its depth every bit as much as its toughness and will. The Rebels won 60-55 at Auburn in a win that could change the trajectory of its season. The team is 17-7 and 7-4 in the SEC with a struggling Missouri team coming to Oxford … Continue reading “Shorthanded Ole Miss pulls off upset win at Auburn”
The rotation is set, as is the opening day lineup and a team with lofty expectations will take the field for the first time since a somber exit last June after two Monday losses to Tennessee Tech at Swayze Field. Head coach Mike Bianco acknowledged the pain last year’s disappointment brought, but didn’t have much … Continue reading “Bianco sets rotation, lineup as Rebels gear up for opening weekend”
Jason Jones was relieved of his duties as defensive backs coach on Monday, a source confirmed to SuperTalk. Chase Parham of RebelGrove.com first reported the news. Jones spent five seasons in Oxford, working under former defensive coordinators Dave Wommack and Wesley McGriff during that time. McGriff was fired last November as the first of a … Continue reading “Jason Jones out as Ole Miss defensive backs coach”