Rebels work to correct alignment issues

From the Mother Ship, Ole Miss defensive players are working to make sure they’re lined up the right spots this week at Alabama.

Following the Fresno game Ole Miss defensive coordinator Dave Wommack said issues among reserve players at linebacker and safety were his biggest concerns.

The safety issue could get a little better this week with the return of sophomore C.J. Hampton from a two-game suspension.

Wommack hit on the gap control topic a little more last night after practice.

“One of the things we have to get accomplished for our guys to maintain their gap. That will be huge in this game. Some of the down line guys have (had trouble). I think the threes and fours have for sure. I think the ones and two have been pretty good. I don’t know how much they’ll (threes and fours) get in this game,” Wommack said. “When I went back and watched first and second team there were some good things, but some down-the-liners absolutely didn’t execute the way we like them to, but that’s what practice is for. We’ll get the ones and twos ready. The threes don’t get many reps in practice, and that probably hurt us last week.”

Also, the hype machine for this week’s game is up and running.

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…your prediction for Ole Miss-‘Bama game?
    I think it’ll take a Herculean effort to win in T’town.
    ‘Bama 28
    Ole Miss 24

    I’ll add this caveat: If Chad Kelly goes to Tuscaloosa and plays like Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, then the Rebels can win. To hell-o with Saban’s big revenge record. :))

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