A little clowning before practice:
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said he has a “laundry list of injuries a mile long” as the Rebels had their third practice for the Music City Bowl.
Offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil spent the day running in the pool. He’s listed as questionable along with safety Cody Prewitt.
Running back Jeff Scott was not at practice today as he finished up a class responsibility. Ja-Mes Logan was out for the same reason.
“Jeff physically is fine. He practiced the last two practices,” Freeze said.
It’s still possible the Rebels could get freshman tight end Evan Engram back. He attended the workout in sweats and caught passes part of that time from the jugs machine on the sideline.
“Evan Engram’s got a chance,” Freeze said.
Given the nature of the opponent with Georgia Tech’s triple option offense workouts have been pretty physical for the Rebels.
“We’ve got to get ready for the cuts and everything we’re going to face,” Freeze said.
You risk injury with that, obviously, and wide receiver Vince Sanders went down with a turned ankle today.
Freeze believes the new injury is minor.
There was a lot of emphasis today on tackling, not only tackling but getting off the blocks with backs and receivers angling to take out defenders below the knees.
Here’s Dave Wommack. You will notice here that Wommack, who was the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech in 2008 and 2009, Paul Johnson’s first two seasons, had no interested in making this a personal contest against Johnson and his option game: