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Ole Miss linebackers coach Jon Sumrall leaving to join Kentucky’s football staff

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 19, 2019

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”

Borkey Show: The AAF is off to a great start, but is it sustainable?

By Michael Borkey | February 19, 2019

In the first episode of The Borkey Show, a new daily sports podcast hosted by Michael Borkey of SportsTalk Mississippi, we take a deeper look at the Alliance of American Football. The reviews are good, the games are good, the innovations work …. but is it sustainable long-term?  Borkey doesn’t think so. But he does … Continue reading “Borkey Show: The AAF is off to a great start, but is it sustainable?”

Thunder & Lightning: Will Mississippi State Figure Out its Running Back Situation?

By Brian Hadad | February 18, 2019

A season ago, Mississippi State’s inability or unwillingness to put the ball in the hands of their star running backs likely cost them a couple of wins. Will Joe Moorhead change things up in 2019? Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman take a look in their second preseason positional breakdown, plus go inside the numbers as … Continue reading “Thunder & Lightning: Will Mississippi State Figure Out its Running Back Situation?”

Tyrone Nix to join Ole Miss staff

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 18, 2019

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”

Rebel Report: Ole Miss baseball splits, hoops wins fourth straight

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 18, 2019

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.

Thunder & Lightning: Mississippi State Enjoys Its First Busy Weekend of Spring

By Brian Hadad | February 17, 2019

It was the first weekend where basketball and baseball intersected at Mississippi State, and what a weekend it was for the Bulldogs. Brian Hadad and Joel Coleman look all the victories wrapped in maroon and white over the past three days.

Mississippi State Caps Historic Weekend of Baseball With A Doubleheader Sweep

By Brian Hadad | February 16, 2019

With more than a hundred former Diamond Dawgs in attendance, three legends in Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, and Jeff Brantley throwing out the first pitch, and the reveal of the Ron Polk Ring of Honor in the right field plaza, you had to remember there were baseball games actually being played this weekend at Dudy … Continue reading “Mississippi State Caps Historic Weekend of Baseball With A Doubleheader Sweep”

Rebels win fourth straight game with win over Missouri

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 16, 2019

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”

Sloppy start dooms Rebels in 9-5 loss to Wright State

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 16, 2019

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”

Johnson’s three hits leads Rebels in 10-1 win over Wright State on opening day

By Brian Scott Rippee | February 15, 2019

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”