8-2 Practice Notes


A couple of observations from the media viewing period …

If you are a college freshman only minutes into your first practice you must love it when you hear, “That’s it, that’s it” from your position coach. That’s what DE Victor Evans heard from Chris Kiffin on one early rush drill.

Evans (6-4, 221) is a thin, fast end in the mold of freshman Marquis Haynes (6-3, 220).

Clearly coaches are trying to get faster off the edge and improve last year’s woeful sack numbers.

They’re not only fast. CJ Johnson and Fadol Brown give some strength on the outside …
I saw one pass thrown to Jeremy Liggins at tight end. It bounced off his hands and he caught it on the second try.

That’s not indicative of where he will be. I also don’t think they will throw many passes to Liggins, but he’s athletic in a way that Freeze will likely try to get creative with him. …

Freshman WR Markell Pack had a nice grab from DeVante Kincade on a crossing route. Didn’t see much more of pack.

Freshman WR Dayall Harris looks pretty thin at 6-3 185. Freeze had good things to say about Harris’ day of work.

Sammie Epps is starting at tight end but looks like a receiver. I would expect to see him there at some point.

There’s an opportunity for early playing time from these three for whoever adapts quickly. …

Juco transfer RB Akeem Judd looks strong and hits the hole hard. There is a lot of talent at running back, and it’s going to be hard to keep everyone happy.

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= Tula

    If the weather is as hot up there in Oxford as it is here, those words “That’s it, that’s it” would be very welcome ones to hear, We are in “Dog Days’ of Summer the snake as I have heard go blind and strike at any movement,Gators love it they head for the swamp and rest upon a floating log awaiting for prey to float by and Rattler don’t shed their rattlers .one hearing the sound of one of those rattler it time to clear the area and don’t look back.

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