Ole Miss football practice update

Here’s a look back at Ole Miss football practice from our friend Hayden Sowers …

Ole Miss finished up practice for the week with a short 60 minute workout that started with something unusual, a coaches vs players 7 on 7 game that ended in double OT with the players coming out on top 29-28.  “I’d probably have to give the MVP to Gilbert Pena.  He and big Justin Bell showed some skill out there.  It was a lot of fun,” HC Hugh Freeze said after practice.  The game ended when CJ Johnson batted down a pass intended for WR coach Grant Heard that would have won the game for the coaches.

What were the stakes for the game?  “They challenged us in our team meeting today that if they won we would not do individual drills today.  They beat us so individuals for them today.”

  • I’tavious Mathers continued to run the ball well today capping off a strong week of bowl practices for the freshman RB.  Mathers rarely is tackled on the first contact and always seems to fall forward when he is eventually tackled.  With the Rebels resting Jeff Scott and Randal Mackey most of the week Mathers got most of the carries in practice and proved why he was Tennessee’s Gatorade Player of the Year last year.
  • LB Temario Strong continued to impress today, “It was fun to watch Temario just go out and play some,”  Defensive Coordinator Dave Wommack said after practice.  “I thought he did a good job physically this week.  He likes to hit and run around, but the spring will be big for him to learn the defense.”
  • Ole Miss is off until December 27th when they will report back to Oxford.  The Rebels will practice in Oxford until January 1st before reporting to Birmingham for the BBVA Compass Bowl.
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  • Go Rebels!! Start off the New Years by keeping the winning streak alive, and with hard work and dedication, you can be at a much higher and important bowl game next season. Hopeful competing for a national championship.

    Diamond rebel got a good preseason rating and with All-American pitcher Wahl in control hopeful we will see you at Omaha this season.

  • Thinking back on the sesaon tonight as the brother-in-law and I were talking about the Rebs…..Shoulda, coulda, woulda, keeps rolling through my mind. How do we lose the 10 point lead on 3 seperate 1/4 inch plays??? How do we give up a 4th and inches, stop them, and get the ball spotted 1.5 yards away from the actual spot. How do you relive a Billy Cannon punt return in Baton Rouge for a 6 point loss??? We are Ole Miss….but this team deserved to be AT LEAST 8-4, could have been 9-3…..should, coulda, woulda…..Ole Miss.
    Hoping to surrounding the program with positive energy starting in 2013. I know you guys will truly miss Debbie Downer….maybe it can make guest appearances from time to time, but positive energy will be coming from M4….a New Year’s resolution for me…and hopefully a breath of fresh air for the site. Hotty Toddy in 2013….can’t wait for the beautiful Birmingham Bowl, from the Palacial Palace also known as Legion Field….Oh I can’t wait!!!!

  • Bnogas

    Well..Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the Rebels out there..See y’all in Birmingham and Hotty Toddy too..

  • Mantachie

    watched croom on espn last night, i am not a state fan but did find myself pulling for them except when they played ole miss when he was there. i hated he could not have been a little more with the wins and less with the losses. I think he had the respect of the other coaches and also beat bama two years in a row, even a down bama is still bama and is a great win,.Hey even beat Saban, I personally think turtle neck had not given enough credit to what croom left him with, much like what nutt got with O leaving. O left good players, Croom left a program that had been cleaned of Sherrils thugs. I think we get the package with freeze,.Like croom do it the right way but one who can put some wins on the board.


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