Monday Presser Notebook

Short and sweet during the open week. About 12 minutes from the podium for Freeze, the quickest he’s been this year.

He did mention that he expects to get most of his wounded players back for the Nov. 9 game against Arkansas — which has been announced by the way as an 11:21 kick.

Freeze said he’s confident Mike Hilton will be back. Denzel Nkemdiche is expected back. The Rebels may get Robert Nkemdiche back but won’t know more about that until a week from today, Freeze said.

Issac Gross and Charles Sawyer will be held out of work this week.

Here’s Freeze:


He’s been really pleased with Bryon Bennett’s two games at end, and it’s not a sure bet that Bennett will return to tackle when Nkemdiche is back and the Rebels are healthier at end.

Freeze also said that freshman RB Mark Dodson “will get a look” this week during the open date.

Jeff Scott, like Robert Nkemdiche, is a guy who’s health question will be answered more clearly in a week. Like Bennett and the DL, it’s not exactly clear what Scott’s return will mean for the running back picture.

Here’s Bo Wallace:


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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  • Killer_Beeze

    PA…thanks for the injury update. This bye week come not have come at a better time. It would appear that most of the troops will be available for the final stretch.

    On paper, the Rebels should beat Arkansas, Troy State and MSU. If the Rebels don’t sustain any serious injuries in the two games prior to Mizzou, then that could possibly be a winnable game.

    From bleacherreport-dot-com:

    Ole Miss Football: With Schedule Ahead, Bowl Talk Now Relevant for Rebels
    By Seph Anderson (Featured Columnist)
    October 23, 2013

    “Still with a lot of football left to play, as evidenced by the schedules, Georgia and Ole Miss clearly have easier paths to nine regular season wins than South Carolina, LSU and Texas A&M.

    If the Rebels finish 9-3, they likely won’t fall below the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

    If they finish 8-4, the Gator Bowl becomes the most likely destination.

    If the Rebels drop two more to finish 7-5, they’d all but be assured a trip to Nashville.

    And if Ole Miss drops three of its next five to finish 6-6, it’ll be a 70-mile drive to the Liberty Bowl.

    Before the season began, I predicted a 9-3 record and a trip to the Chick-fil-A Bowl.

    That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

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