John Macon Gillespie

John Macon Gillespie

John Macon Gillespie is the publisher of The Grove Report and has experience on the Ole Miss beat spanning five years.

Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) during the second half  against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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EA Sports Leak? Could Ole Miss Tweak Some Uniform Designs This Season?

In EA Sports College Football 25, there are a few uniform details with the Ole Miss Rebels that are different than the on-field designs of years past.

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) prepares for a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaxson Dart Feels Confident That Transfer-Heavy Rebels Can Handle Adversity in 2024

The Ole Miss Rebels have a load of talented transfers on their 2024 roster, but can they come together as a team and handle adversity when it inevitably strikes?

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Jul 15, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin speaking at Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Brett Patzke-USA TODAY Sports
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Greg McElroy Reveals Biggest Concern With Lane Kiffin's Portal Strategy at Ole Miss

Lane Kiffin has brought a ton of talent to the Ole Miss Rebels by way of the transfer portal, but does that strategy come with some risks?

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) celebrates after a victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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QB Jaxson Dart Chasing 'New Goals' for Ole Miss, Not Personal Accolades, in 2024

Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart is not worried about personal awards and accolades this season. Instead, he's focused on taking his team to new heights.

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) holds the Peach Bowl trophy as wide receiver Tre Harris (9) catches the top after a victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Ole Miss Rebels Sound Off on 'Surreal' Experience of Being in EA Sports CFB 25

Multiple playmakers on the Ole Miss Rebels are thrilled with being included in the rosters of EA Sports College Football 25.

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Oct 28, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin (right) talks with quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) during warm ups prior to the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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What Star Wars Character Best Compares to Lane Kiffin? QB Jaxson Dart Reveals

Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart is an avid Star Wars fan, and he recently drew a comparison between one of the franchise's characters and his head coach.

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) celebrates after a victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Top SEC QB? Ole Miss' Jaxson Dart Tops CFB Analyst's List Despite All-Conference Snub

Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart wasn't named Preseason All-SEC, but one analyst believes he is the best in the conference.

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels defensive end Jared Ivey (15) celebrates after a tackle against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Three Ole Miss Defenders Earn Preseason All-SEC Honors

Three Ole Miss Rebels on the defensive side of the ball earned Preseason All-SEC honors on Friday.

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Sep 30, 2023; Oxford, Mississippi, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the LSU Tigers at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports
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Preseason Media Poll: Where is Ole Miss Projected to Finish in SEC?

The Ole Miss Rebels hold one of the top spots in the Southeastern Conference, according to the preseason predicted order of finish.

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Jul 15, 2024; Dallas, TX, USA; Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin speaking at Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Brett Patzke-USA TODAY Sports
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WATCH: Ole Miss Coach Lane Kiffin Trolls Paul Finebaum at SEC Media Days

Ole Miss Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin playfully jabbed at SEC Network host Paul Finebaum this week.

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Ole Miss Rebels defensive lineman Jared Ivey (foreground, left) takes questions from media members at SEC Media Days.
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Ole Miss DL Jared Ivey Draws Confidence From Pete Golding's 'Contagious' Personality

Ole Miss Rebels defensive lineman Jared Ivey took some time to praise his defensive coordinator at SEC Media Days this week.

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Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) reacts after a touchdown throw against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Can Ole Miss Exceed Its Projected 2024 Win Total? CFB Analysts Weigh In

The Ole Miss Rebels are projected to win 9.5 games this season, according to Vegas. Can that mark be surpassed?

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