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  Lane Kiffin, who just won his second Conference USA Championship in the last three years at Florida Atlantic, is bringing his exciting brand of football to Ole Miss, as athletics director Keith Carter announced him as the Rebels' 39th head coach on Saturday. A public introduction, presented by Oxford Orthopaedics, will take place Monday at 1 p.m. CT at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. The event will be open to the public and broadcast live on SEC Network, in addition to OleMissSports.com and Ole Miss Football Twitter and Facebook channels.

Kiffin, who arrives in Oxford after three seasons in the same position at FAU, has more than 10 years of head coaching experience, including eight years at the NCAA level where he has posted an all-time record of 61-34. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome Coach Kiffin to the Ole Miss family," Carter said. "As we entered this process, we were looking for energy, innovativeness and a program builder who could excite our student-athletes and fans. Coach Kiffin checked every box and is a home run for our program. I look forward to locking arms with him to take Ole Miss Football to a championship level." - Mississippi Football


(DS#999 QB) Fr/2023 QB John Rhys PlumleeMississippi
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  Mississippi fired football coach Matt Luke on Sunday, three days after his third non-winning season ended with an excruciating rivalry game loss. Athletic director Keith Carter said in a statement the decision to change coaches was made after evaluating the trajectory of the program and not seeing see enough "momentum on the field." "While improvements were evident in certain aspects of the program, we are judged ultimately by our record, and, unfortunately, we did not meet the standard of success that we expect from our program," Carter said. Luke, a former Ole Miss offensive lineman and assistant coach, was elevated to interim head coach about two weeks before preseason practice started in 2017 when Mississippi fired Hugh Freeze.

Luke guided the Rebels, who were already banned from the postseason by the NCAA, to a 6-6 record that helped him land a four-year deal through 2021. With the program facing another bowl ban in 2018 and other NCAA sanctions, Luke and the Rebels went 5-7. Ole Miss finished this season 4-8 overall and 2-6 in the Southeastern Conference, including a 21-20 loss on Thanksgiving night to Mississippi State. Ole Miss receiver Elijah Moore scored a potential tying touchdown with seconds left in the Egg Bowl, but was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct after he pretended to urinate in the end zone like a dog. - AP College Football


(DS#999 QB) Fr/2023 QB John Rhys PlumleeMississippi
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  NOV 18 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: John Rhys Plumlee, QB, Ole Miss,...Produced an historic rushing performance with 212 yards and four TDs against top-ranked LSU...It was the most rushing yards by an Ole Miss quarterback in a single game, passing Norris Weese's 178 rushing yards set in 1972...The 212 yards were also the most rushing yards ever in a single game by a Rebel freshman...Marked just the fifth SEC quarterback over the last 20 season with four rushing TDs (Nick Fitzgerald [2x], Cam Newton, Tim Tebow and Jesse Palmer)...Became the first QB to rush for at least 200 yards against the AP No. 1 team since Vince Young did it in the 2006 Rose Bowl vs. USC...Is the first quarterback to rush for 200+ yards on LSU since Cam Newton in 2010...The last time an Ole Miss player rushed for four or more touchdowns was Dexter McCluster vs. Tennessee in 2009...Extended his freshman rushing touchdown record (11), as well as his freshman overall TD record (15). - SEC Football

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  Mississippi's John Rhys Plumlee ran 21 times for 212 yards and four TDs to set school rushing records for a freshman and quarterback. Plumlee was the first quarterback to run for 200 yards against the No. 1 team in The Associated Press poll since Texas' Vince Young did it against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. - AP College Football

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  NOV 11 SEC CO-FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: John Rhys Plumlee, QB, Ole Miss,...Broke records and totaled 301 yards of offense and two touchdowns in leading Ole Miss past New Mexico State...Carried the ball 12 times for 177 yards, one yard shy of the Rebel rushing record for a quarterback, while completing 11-of-17 passes for 124 yards...Raised his season rushing tally to 777 yards, the most ever by an Ole Miss freshman...Broke the single-season school record for most rushing TDs by a freshman (seven) and extended the total TD record by a freshman (11)...His 79-yard run in the first half was the third-longest rush by a QB in Rebel history. - SEC Football

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  Mississippi coach Matt Luke can't help but smile when he discusses the development and performance of his freshman class, especially at the skill positions. Ole Miss freshmen Snoop Conner, Jerrion Ealy and quarterback John Rhys Plumlee combined to rush for five touchdowns Saturday as the Rebels defeated New Mexico State 41-3. "Plumlee made plays consistently and managed the game well," Luke said. "He's still got some plays he can make, but it's fun to see our freshman running backs making plays for us."

Plumlee directed scoring drives on four of the opening five possessions as the Rebels (4-6) built an insurmountable 24-3 halftime lead. Plumlee rushed for 177 yards on 12 carries with scoring runs of 2 and 18 yards and finished 11 of 17 for 124 passing yards in a dominating performance that ended in the third quarter. "I was fortunate to break the line of scrimmage a few times," Plumlee said. "At the next level, there aren't as many guys you have to outrun, or make miss, or bob and weave to get free." Conner rushed for 109 yards on 13 carries, featuring a stylish 30-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 1-yard touchdown run in the third period. Ealy finished with 71 yards on 14 carries, including a touchdown run of 5 yards. The Rebels finished with 606 yards in total offense, including 447 on the ground. - Mississippi/AP College Football


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  OCT 7/WEEK 6 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: John Rhys Plumlee, QB, Ole Miss,...Accounted for 264 yards of total offense and a TD in leading Ole Miss past Vanderbilt...Led the rushing attack with an Ole Miss freshman quarterback record of 165 yards on 22 attempts...Directed a Rebel offense that piled up 413 yards rushing - the most by Ole Miss against an SEC opponent since 1979 (Vandy, 443) and the most against any team since 2010 (Fresno State, 425)...Boasts four rushing TDs on the season. - SEC Football

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  10/07/19 - Ben BrownrSo/2022, Mississippi, 6-4, 320 (DS#4 OG) + More +

  OCT 7/WEEK 6 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Ben Brown, OL, Ole Miss,...Paved the way for a remarkable Ole Miss offense while not allowing a sack or a pressure in the win over Vanderbilt...The Rebels totaled 413 yards rushing -- their most against an SEC opponent since 1979 (Vandy, 443) and the most against any team since 2010 (Fresno State, 425)...Ole Miss surpassed the 500-yard mark of total offense (512) for the second time this season...It is the first time in school history that the Rebels have tallied two rushes of 75 yards or more in the same game. - SEC Football

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  10/06/19 - Jerrion EalyFr/2023, Mississippi, 5-09, 180 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner each had big touchdown runs in the third quarter to help Mississippi pull away from Vanderbilt for a 31-6 win on Saturday night. Ole Miss (3-3, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) broke open a precarious 10-6 halftime lead with the scoring runs to open the initial two series of the second half. Ealy ran for a 78-yard touchdown and finished with 97 yards on the ground. Conner had 91 yards rushing that included an 84-yard TD run.

Quarterback John Rhys Plumlee led Ole Miss with 165 yards rushing on 22 carries and scored on a 33-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Scottie Phillips added a 24-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Rebels, who finished with 512 yards of total offense that included 413 yards rushing, the highest SEC output since 1979 when the Rebels ran for 443 yards against Vanderbilt. Ryley Guay kicked field goals of 22 and 43 yards for Vanderbilt (1-4, 0-3) in the second quarter, but the Commodores never seriously threatened in the second half. Ke'Shawn Vaughn had 69 yards rushing for Vanderbilt, which was limited to 62 yards rushing and finished 2 of 17 on third down conversions. - Mississippi/AP College Football


(DS#999 RB) Fr/2023 RB Jerrion EalyMississippi
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  09/14/19 - Jerrion EalyFr/2023, Mississippi, 5-09, 180 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy had flashes of brilliance in preseason practice and in limited appearances in his first two games. The true freshman had that much-anticipated breakout performance Saturday in a 40-29 win over Southeastern Louisiana. Ealy turned in 273 all-purpose yards, including a 94-yard kickoff return touchdown and a 30-yard scoring run, as the Rebels (2-1) beat back a challenge from the FCS Lions (1-1), who had two drives finish inside Ole Miss territory in the final period. "Man, I'm so proud of Jerrion. Really proud," Ole Miss coach Matt Luke said. "He was the difference in the game with that kickoff return and run. That got us in front and we scrapped and clawed to get the win."

Matt Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and two touchdowns as well as directing a pair of time-consuming, fourth quarter field goal drives. Luke Logan connected on field goals of 22 and 32 yards that preserved the win. "On that kickoff return, I saw it open to the left and all I could think was I better score," Ealy said. "It was open and I don't get caught (from behind). Well, it's never happened. On the touchdown run, it's always about the offensive line and the job they do." - AP College Football


(DS#999 RB) Fr/2023 RB Jerrion EalyMississippi
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  09/14/19 - Matt CorralrFr/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 206 (DS#4 QB) + More +

  Matt Corral threw for two touchdowns and the Mississippi defense made a pair of game-saving stops on downs in the final six minutes as the Rebels defeated Southeastern Louisiana 40-29. Corral finished 21 of 30 for 239 yards and directed a pair of fourth quarter field goal drives that preserved the Ole Miss (2-1) win over the FCS Lions (1-1). Jerrion Ealy added two touchdowns, a 94-yard kickoff return and a 30-yard run, to finish with 273 all-purpose yards.

Southeastern Louisiana, trailing 34-29, drove inside the 50-yard line twice in the final period before the drives ended. Virgil Kelly threw for 309 passing yards and two touchdowns on 29-of-44 passing, but was intercepted three times. The Rebels never trailed but could not break away from the Lions despite rolling up 459 yards of total offense, including a game-high 103 rushing yards by Scottie Phillips. Corral threw touchdown passes of 9 and 5 yards to Elijah Moore and Jason Pellerin, respectively. Kelly threw touchdown passes of 45 and 5 yards to Juwan Petit-Frere and Bransen Schwebel, respectively, in the third quarter to pull the Lions within 34-29. - AP College Football


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  09/10/19 - Mohamed SanogoJr/2021, Mississippi, 6-1, 244 (DS#28 ILB) + More +

  Mississippi linebacker MoMo Sanogo is expected to miss about 2 1/2 months after injuring an ankle Saturday in a 31-17 victory over Arkansas. Ole Miss coach Matt Luke says Sanogo will undergo surgery Tuesday and is likely out for "roughly 10 weeks." Sanogo, a junior from Plano, Texas, recorded four tackles in the Rebels' first two games. He made 112 tackles last season to tie for fifth place among all Southeastern Conference players. Ole Miss (1-1) hosts Football Championship Subdivision program Southeastern Louisiana (1-0) on Saturday. - AP College Football

(DS#28 ILB) Jr/2021 ILB Mohamed SanogoMississippi
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  09/09/19 - Matt CorralrFr/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 206 (DS#4 QB) + More +

  WEEK 2 SEC FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss,...Completed 16-of-24 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns in leading Ole Miss past Arkansas...Also added 46 yards on the ground...It marked a career-high in attempts, completions, passing yards and rushing attempts (10)...It was the second time in his career that he's thrown for two TDs in a game. - SEC Football

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  09/08/19 - Matt CorralrFr/2023, Mississippi, 6-1, 206 (DS#4 QB) + More +

  Matt Corral threw for 246 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes to Elijah Moore, and Mississippi defeated Arkansas 31-17 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams Saturday night. Corral finished 16-of-24 passing, with Moore accounting for scoring receptions of 2 and 46 yards, as the Rebels (1-1, 1-0) rolled up 483 yards of offense. Scottie Phillips added a scoring runs of 1 and 26 yards and finished with a game-high 143 yards rushing. The defense had 13 tackles for loss, including three sacks, led by Jacquez Jones with 13 tackles. Arkansas (1-1, 0-1) stayed within striking distance at 17-10 in the third quarter on a 69-yard fumble return for a touchdown from Kamren Curl. Quarterback Nick Starkel, who replaced Ben Hicks in the second half, had a 6-yard touchdown pass to Koilan Jackson in the final two minutes. - AP College Football

(DS#4 QB) rFr/2023 QB Matt CorralMississippi
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  07/30/19 - Mac BrownJr/2021, Mississippi, 6-2, 204 (DS#24 P) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY WATCH LIST: Mac Brown, Ole Miss, Junior, P,...When he was in seventh grade, Brown had a modest goal of raising $500 for a childhood friend's dad who had been diagnosed with ALS. Along with a group of neighborhood friends, Brown started a lemonade stand, Awesome Lemonade Stand, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, to help his friend's family. Eight years later, that $500 goal has ballooned to over $67,000 raised by Brown and his friends for ALS research. The Awesome Lemonade Stand is held on a late day in June and this year's fundraiser raised more than $17,000 alone. Besides the Awesome Lemonade Stand, Brown has participated in many community service activities around the Oxford and Mississippi area including: Student-Athlete Advisory Council, Sweetheart for residents at The Blake in Oxford, Reading with the Rebels, Hope to Dream, Special Olympics, plus much more. - Ole Miss Football

(DS#24 P) Jr/2021 P Mac BrownMississippi
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