News and Notes from Ole Miss Media Day
Head Coach Hugh Freeze made public comments in response to Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini. Pelini asked the media to “read between the lines” and called Ole Miss wide receiver Damore’rea Stringfellow‘s mom “clueless” when asked about losing the prized recruit to the Rebels.
Mullins, a defensive back for the Rebels during the Billy Brewer years, was paralyzed during a 1989 game against Vanderbilt and died two years later. Each year, a defensive player is honored with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and wears No. 38 for the season.
Sixth year senior DT Shackelford received the honor this year making him the only two time recipient of the award. When asked about what that meant to him, Shackleford responded, “Two words. The World.”
“We’re going to call the weekend, ‘It’s Time,’ in celebration of the life and spirit of Chucky Mullins,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “We’re excited about this. It’s a great way to remember him during the 25th year after his accident. We’re proud to continue his spirit here at the University of Mississippi.”
Coliseum Drive, which connects the campus with Highway 6, will be renamed Chucky Mullins Drive with a dedication ceremony planned for Friday, Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.
In addition, Mullins headlines a group of six outstanding individuals that will be inducted into the M-Club Hall of Fame, including Julie Link Clark (volleyball, 1983-86), Armintie Price Herrington (basketball, 2003-07), Burney Hutchinson (baseball, 1999-2002), Ken Lucas (football, 1997-99), and Chip Sullivan (golf, 1984-86).
All past recipients of the award are expected to attend the celebration.
The SEC Network and ESPN Films will air a documentary on the life of Chucky Mullins later this fall. The title? ‘It’s Time!‘
Wallace at 100 percent
“I feel as good as I’ve ever felt except the first year coming in,” Wallace said. “I feel 100 percent throwing the ball and I can push the ball down the field more. I’m anxious to get out there and start.”