Head coach Joe Getzin spoke about the strong season Melanie Crow is having as a freshman.
Oct. 21, 2013
Ole Miss volleyball head coach Joe Getzin talked to local media Monday afternoon at the Manning Center about the Rebels' previous weekend of action:
Opening statement... "We finally broke into the win column in the SEC with a 3-1 victory over Tennessee on Friday night. We played well. We're improving each match in different areas. Unfortunately, we haven't put it together all at the same time. We had a good performance from Aubrey Edie on Friday night as she set her career-best in assists. It's like being a freshman quarterback. She continues to make good decisions. We're starting to connect with the middles, which is kind of a timing thing more than anything else. Ty Laporte had three double-digit kills in the last couple of matches. She's playing very well. It was just a solid match against a team that if you gave them any confidence or an inch, they were going to beat you. I was very pleased with that win. We turned around and lost a heartbreaker against South Carolina in four (sets) on Sunday. Once again we had some people playing really well, but not the whole team. ... Now we have an unusual bye week where we don't play anyone this weekend. Then we have a stretch where we play four matches on the road in eight days. It's going to be a test to the team. We're afforded the luxury of chartering, which is going to be very helpful. It's still a stretch where every other day it seems like you're playing. We have to fit in a day off in there for NCAA rules, as well. It will be a tough stretch for us down the road."
On the play of freshman right side hitter Melanie Crow... "Melanie is (one of the leaders on) the team in hitting percentage and kills per game. She gets better as a blocker every match. She's really come into her own as a freshman. Once again, it's a freshman starting. She was off a little bit on Sunday. She just got frustrated with getting dug. South Carolina was a good defensive team. She has to learn that it's OK to get dug. It's not the end of the world and it's not an error. She has to continue to be aggressive. She's played a huge role for our team."
On improvements during the bye week... "We're a little nicked up as far as legs go. Kara Morgan hasn't been attacking the ball the first couple of days of the week. Her shoulder continues to get better and stronger. We're going to take some time off that way. We have some aches and bruises. We're going to get back to some fundamentals. We're playing a lot of newcomers, and technically they have some things we can clean up."
It's Sunday, so that means it's time for this week's Observations from the Best Seat in the House. There was no shortage of observations surrounding the Homecoming festivities this weekend. Let's get into it:1. When "College GameDay" visits Baton Rouge,... read more
The winning formula revealed itself as it has throughout the season: a dominant defense and a mistake-free offense. The Ole Miss defense forced four turnovers, while the Ole Miss offense did not commit a single turnover in a workmanlike 34-3... read more
Three areas to watch as No. 3 Ole Miss faces Tennessee for Homecoming on Saturday.'Third Down for What'Tennessee is very dangerous, Ole Miss football head coach Hugh Freeze said, because its talented, particularly if it gets momentum and confidence during... read more
Highlights from today's media opportunity with SEC Nation host Joe Tessitore and analysts Tim Tebow and Marcus Spears discussing the show's visit to Oxford for the SEC matchup between No. 3 Ole Miss and Tennessee. Tessitore recalls calling the first college... read more
At the halfway point of the regular season, Ole Miss is 6-0 for the first time since 1962, when it went 10-0 and earned a share of the national title. It's No. 3 ranking in the national polls is its... read more
With a dominant defense that ranks among the nation's leaders in most statistical categories, head coach Hugh Freeze acknowledged he has changed his offensive philosophy and play-calling to limit negative plays and quick possessions. Ole Miss averaged the second-most offensive... read more
Highlights from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and Tennessee head coach Butch Jones on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, ahead of Saturday's game in Oxford. For the full SEC teleconference, go here. Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze (starts at... read more
Head coach Hugh Freeze admitted the offense played well enough to manage the game and let the defense win it. Ole Miss leaned on its running game, rushing for 160 yards on 35 carries, while Bo Wallace completed 13-of-19 passes... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewOct. 6-12, 2014Football- The No. 3 Ole Miss Rebels showed they belong among the nation's upper crust with a dominating 35-20 win at No. 14 Texas A&M on Saturday.- Ole Miss jumped out to a... read more
In this week's edition of Observations from the Best Seat in the House, Metz Camfield and I teamed up to give you our thoughts and opinions of the week that was in Ole Miss athletics. I was able to travel... read more