SEC: Marshay Green

SEC lunchtime links

June, 17, 2014
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Recuperated from yesterday's U.S.-Ghana match at the World Cup yet? Check out this snippet of video that one of my media cohorts in Baton Rouge, Ross Dellenger, shot at the Varsity Theatre shortly after the Americans scored the winning goal. LSU folks know how to celebrate ... that's for sure.

Here are today's SEC links:


Lunchtime links: Returning to Starkville

October, 22, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

A look at what's making headlines around the SEC:






Targeting Ole Miss' Green

September, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina thought it might be able to hit a few shots down the field against the Ole Miss secondary.

There haven't been any big gainers to this point, but the Gamecocks have gotten cornerback Marshay Green twice on pass interference penalties. The 5-foot-9 Green is giving up a lot of size to South Carolina's taller receivers.

Lunchtime links: Slive says to zip it

September, 24, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


Making the rounds in the SEC:






Ole Miss' Nix ready for new challenge

May, 6, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

The numbers were staggering last season for Ole Miss' defense.

The Rebels led the nation along with Florida State with 112 tackles for loss. That's an average of 8.62 per game.

They tied for fourth nationally with 39 sacks and held four of their last five opponents to 13 or fewer points.

Other than All-America defensive tackle Peria Jerry, just about all the key pieces are back from that defense.

Tyrone Nix's reaction?

So what.

"I'm not concerned with what we did last season. I'm concerned with this unit and that they can be as good as they can be," said Nix, entering his second season as the Ole Miss defensive coordinator.

"It's different guys, a different team and a different schedule. Nothing stays the same, and we've got to get better. As long as this team and this defense plays up to their expectations, I'll have no complaints."

One thing we know about Nix's defense in 2009 is that it's going to be an attacking, in-your-face, pressure defense. It's the way he played the game as a standout linebacker at Southern Miss in the early 1990s and the way he's coached the game at Southern Miss, South Carolina and now Ole Miss.

When you start talking about some of most underrated defensive coordinators in college football, the 36-year-old Nix is right there at the top.

But, then, if the Rebels pick up defensively next season where they left off a year ago and make a run at their first SEC championship in more than 40 years, Nix isn't going to be underrated for much longer.

The heart of Ole Miss' defense will again be the defensive line. Nix thinks he will be able to go eight deep across the defensive front next season, especially with the emergence this spring of tackle Jerrell Powe.

Playing on the defensive line in Nix's system is akin to playing receiver at Florida back in the Fun 'N Gun days under Steve Spurrier.

"We want athletic guys, guys who can run," Nix said. "That's why we do so many stunts and use so much movement, to allow all those guys to make plays. We don't ask our linemen to eat up blocks and keep offensive linemen off our linebackers. We want them to make plays, and that's what they've done."

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