Confident cornerbacks

Both Dehendret Collins and Quintavius Burdette and new to the cornerback position — Burdette more than Collins — and they will face one of the nation’s top receivers Thursday in Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews.

They are prepared to face Chris Boyd as well. Boyd had 50 catches for almost 800 yards and five touchdowns a year ago but at present is suspended from the team.

Collins played some corner last year but was moved fairly early in the season to Huskie to get more speed near the line of scrimmage.

Here’s Collins:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaFfbq6vGRc[/youtube]

Burdette says his confidence is high at his new position, that cornerback suits him better than safety because his assignment is clear. There’s much less playing in space at corner.

Burdette will start against Vanderbilt in place of Senquez Golson, who has been slower coming back from a hamstring injury than Charles Sawyer has been in coming back from two surgeries.

Here’s Burdette:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiebtL-gUBY[/youtube]

Sawyer’s rehab was something that was put on the calendar, while Golson’s hamstring popped up and had to be dealt with then.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says Burdette has earned the start. How much Golson will play remains to be seen. Cornerbacks coach Jason Jones downplayed the conditioning factor earlier this week.

Collins says he’s benefited from going against Donte Moncrief in camp.

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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  • Cid Riley

    The rebelbear sharkfins could find themselves with 3 and 4 record 7 games into this season, with a win over the Dore’s..lose to the Dore’s and you’re 2 and 5…
    #olemissprobation2014

    • Killer_Beeze

      How many wins did M00 U. have in their last 6 games? After Saturday’s loss to the #13 ranked OK State Cowboys, they will be 1-6. 🙂

  • Cid Riley

    Of course beating an unknown Auburn team on the road could be daunting…lose that and you’re 1 and 6..with a win over SE Mizzu?
    #olemissprobation 2014

  • Cid Riley

    I too, believe the rebelbear sharkfins will beat the Dores..but will lose to Texas, Aggies, LSU and Bama and maybe Auburn in the 1st 7 games..#olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    I also like to take in a Chargers game…next week I will be in the good ol USA and plan to see the Jackets and Chargers compete…We are 1 and 0, baby!
    #olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    Looks as though Jonnie 2 taints will skate, thanks to a good law firm, which should be good news for the rebelbear sharkfins…they have great lawyers and probably skate free as well, but there’s always hope that justice will he done.
    #olemissprobation2014

  • REB

    All turf guy has is slander against Ole Miss, pure and simple. His
    truths are no more than lies coming from someone who doesn’t have a
    life. Everyone knows it. He is not fooling a single person. CA$H MONEY
    MI$$ $TATE are the convicted crooks, 2 YEARS PROBATION for there crooked
    ways.Everyone including the football recruits all know about them. All
    ole turf guy belching up foul smelling orders is not hurting anyone but
    himself. It like Abraham Lincoln said ” I had rather keep silent and be
    thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” It’s just too late for
    turf guy, I mean C R.

    • The Ghost of Col. Reb

      The only question in my mind is, did Cid’s, Turf’s, Buell’s, or whatever he calls himself this month…..did his Momma have any children that lived? The truth is NO! The truth is Ms State can’t recruit the south any more because Mullet is NOT a Christian, and Momma want their children to get a good education from a Christian man. So, Turf, get ready for the Buelldawgs to be on probation because Fail $tate is paying players. Maroon SUV anyone?

  • Cid Riley

    Bob Dylan said, “patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings.” Cheating is just wrong, but these days it’s the norm…sad, really sad…
    #olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    To avoid probation call Scam Newton and Jonnie Paycheck’s lawyers. 1800skatefree. Oh and no autographs please.
    #olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    Always deflecting the truth with personal attacks..The rebelbear sharkfins are guilty of recruiting violations, but will serve no penalty, because the NCAA has lost their power to enforce it’s rules, due to pending lawsuits…now as the late Dennis Hopper said in the movie True Romance, ” now tell me I’m lying.”
    #olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    Who is this Buell Dagg you speak of?
    #olemissprobation2014

  • Cid Riley

    It has to be a huge conflict for rebelbear shark fin fans…trading integrity for a chance to win. With the realization that you still can’t compete with the main players…it must be hard.
    #olemissprobation2014


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