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Lenorris Footman

Lenorris Footman signed with the Braves in 2013 after graduating from Jefferson County High School in Monticello, Fla., where he led his team to the 2011 1A State Football Championship.

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Todd Grantham

Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has hired veteran defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, hoping the 50-year-old can help provide a quick turnaround. The Bulldogs gave up nearly 32 points per game ...

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Southern Miss Tries to Maintain Momentum with New Quarterback

Southern Mississippi rebounded from one of the most dismal periods in program history with back-to-back winning seasons in 2015 and '16.

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Sean Payton

Saints head coach Sean Payton came to New Orleans at one of the lowest points in the franchise's history.

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Former Ole Miss Coach Nutt's Lawsuit vs. School Dismissed

Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt's civil lawsuit against the school and its athletics foundation has been dismissed by a federal judge.

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Matt Luke

Ole Miss interim head coach Matt Luke's straightforward approach to discipline could be a window in how he'll run the team this season.

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Donald Driver

Wide receiver Donald Driver is without question one of the greatest athletes in the history of Alcorn State University. Even though he played just three season for the Braves, he ...

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Ole Miss Releases Names of Boosters in NCAA Allegations

Mississippi released Friday the names of 12 boosters that the NCAA claims provided impermissible benefits and recruiting inducements to football players.

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Gabe Myles

Mississippi State University wide receiver Gabe Myles is one athlete on the watch list for the Wuerffel Trophy.

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Ole Miss Confirms: Hugh Freeze Has Resigned

Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze has resigned after five seasons, bringing a stunning end to a once-promising tenure.

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Keontre Anderson

The JSU Tigers' defense could end up leading the team in returning to the top of the SWAC, and the pressure to wreak havoc on opposing offenses will fall on ...

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Duer Sharp

The SWAC has a six-year contract to play in the Celebration Bowl and SWAC Commissioner Duer Sharp is hoping to extend it to 10.

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NCAA Questions Abound for Freeze, Even After Filibuster

Hugh Freeze delivered a 16-minute opening statement about his Mississippi team while pointing out he couldn't talk specifics about a long-running NCAA investigation.

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Fred McNair

Alcorn State University quickly announced former great Fred McNair as interim head coach after Head Coach Jay Hopson's departure.

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Ex-Coach Houston Nutt Sues Ole Miss, Alleging Smear Campaign

Former Mississippi coach Houston Nutt has filed a civil lawsuit against the university and its athletics foundation, alleging a breach of his severance agreement because of false statements he says ...