Question of the Day

What do you need to see in the spring game?

Does performance matter Saturday, or do you feel like all the heavy lifting is done in terms of impressing coaches?

Who are your candidates to shine in the Grove Bowl?

Keep an eye on running backs Mark Dodson and Darryan Ragsdale on offense, tackle Woodrow Hamilton and cornerback Carlos Davis on defense.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • JB

    What do you need to see in the spring game? I don’t need to see anything – will leave all that up to coach Freeze. He did an exceptional job in his first season at OM so with the landing of outstanding class of recruits this past draft i think he will put a much improve team on the field and could win 9 or 10 games this season. I would guess that College Spring Football practice is much like Preseason activities with Pro teams. Getting a look at what they have to select from. The grove brings back memories of July 1954 that is where i enlisted in the US Air Force in the recruiters car under the shade tree protection from that hot July Mississippi weather. JB

  • Why has the investigation found it’s way to Texas? News is coming out late this summer that will prove my suspicions correct. On this date in 2012, the 1st check cleared.

    “We’re caught in a trap…I can’t walk out. Because I love you too much, baby!”

    • Concerned

      Well it’s about time. I’ve been wondering what’s been going on with that NCAA investigation of the Bovine College…

  • I would like to see some “up the middle” running from any of the running backs. Edge running is good, but you can’t do that for an entire game.

    • Freeze doesn’t mind running smaller guys up the middle. Mixed results in the short-yardage run game last year. I think this is an area in which Maikhail Miller could help if they groomed him for that.

  • Mantachie

    agree Larry, I would like to see up the middle also, and though i love the O the coach has bought i would love to see a few packages under center with some power running. we missed one win by not being able to get less than a yard. get that yard and a 7 win year becomes a 8 win year and buell bagg dagg cant talk as much because not only do we beat them in head to head but we match their record with a first year coach to theirs who should be going forward and not backwards.
    State reminds me so much of HDN error. Croom cleaned up the place and Mullinstock in year two reaps the rewards and has went backwards since. after this year i predict a hot seat in starkville! dont guess they can have a hot seat bowl like we did with georgia because everyone is playing above states level. kentucky , tenn, auburn, ark have new coaches so they are not in trouble. maybe misszou coach will be under some fire. but outside of State no other coach is playing below expectations like States

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