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By Hayden Sowers
Houston Nutt called practice early Wednesday due to a pouring rain, and came of the field a man of few words, saying “It was a good Wednesday, time to polish some things up and get ready for this big game.”
Both Nutt and defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix both referred to Alabama QB A.J. McCarron as more of a game manager than playmaker. Nix said the playmakers to watch for on Alabama’s offense are RBs Trent Richardson and Eddie Lacy, as well as WR Marquis Maze. Nutt also said, “They don’t ask A.J. to do that much, they ask him to hand that ball off most of the time to some good backs, with a good offensive line.”
Asked if Nutt thinks the freshman WRs are ready for the challenge of playing Alabama, he said, “They’ve got no choice, they’ve got to be ready to play. We are going to see a different speed, and they have to be ready.”
The recent bye week along with a win at Fresno State seems to have added a pep in the step of the Ole Miss team, and Nix echoed that after practice. “From a mental aspect it helped the kids some, and it looks like they have a little bit more bounce in their step.”
Mike Marry was also a big beneficiary of the bye week as it seems the MLB is participating fully in practice. In past weeks Marry was in a walking boot and was a limited participant in practice.