Freeze’s bye week study

During last week’s bye week Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze told us he’d spend time looking at other tempo offenses to see if he could find ways to tweak his own.

He watched a lot of video of Oregon and says he also spends time talking with Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

“Chad and I compare stuff quite a bit and talk a good bit with what they’re doing at Clemson. It’s a little different this year, because they’ve got some bigger tight ends. We’re not fortunate right now. Lavon (Hooks) may allow us to get back into some of that stuff,” Freeze said.

Freeze said his study led him to “a couple of things” that he’ll try with the Rebels’ offense.

It’s not about the speed of the tempo offense right now. He’s looking for other things.

“I don’t know that we can go any faster. You can for longer periods of time. Right now we’re ready when they let us go when we’re in our fastest mode, so. We can’t speed up any more than the rules allow us to. We could go longer, sustain it longer, if we’re having first-down success and third-down conversions, but as far as can we snap it any faster than we are right now, no. We’re ready to go when we’re in our fastest mode, and we’re waiting for them to give us the OK.”

While Freeze and the offensive staff studied Oregon, the defensive staff studied TCU.

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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