Tuesday 8.13 Practice Report

Nothing terribly exciting today, but the absence of Robert Nkemdiche was noteworthy.

He’s been running first team for a while now, and when Nkemdiche isn’t around he’s easy to miss.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said he could have practiced today if necessary, but he was held out to rest a groin that kept him out of last Saturday’s scrimmage.

Here’s Freeze:


Sophomore DL Issac Gross had off-season sports hernia surgery. He missed all of last week, but Gross has strung a couple of good practices together now while Woodrow Hamilton and Bryon Bennett have run first team at the interior DL spots.

I’ll have video on Gross later in the afternoon.

Freeze described today’s practice as rather “ho-hum.”

Coaches will always stress competition, but there has been much depth chart movement of late. Aaron Morris has regained a first-team role at left offensive guard.

I’Tavius Mathers and Kailo Moore are out right now. Sounds like Moore (concussion) is getting close to getting back. Mathers could be out for several days with a sprained ankle. He stands a good chance to be the primary backup running back to Jeff Scott, but his absence puts more focus on freshman Mark Dodson. Dodson himself recently returned from a thigh bruise.

The Rebels will be back on the practice field tomorrow morning.

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

    Looking over Coach shoulder appear a bit of stormy weather up there in Oxford. No September Gales on the way. The Gulf of Mexico is calm at this time so far in this Hurricane season, but we still have September coming of which is our most active Hurricanes month. Right at cotton picking time.

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