A new challenge for Davis | Ole Miss Sports

There was an interesting position switch in practice Wednesday, not a switch necessarily but an addition you might say, as senior running back Enrique Davis began working with the defense at the spur.

Spur is the hybrid safety-linebacker position that was added in the summer.

When Brandon Bolden, Devin Thomas and Davis were signed as part of Houston Nutt’s first Ole Miss class, it was Davis, a one-time Auburn signee, who got the most attention.
Davis was a Parade All-American out of Lynn Haven, Fla., and attended prep school at Hargrave before signing with Ole Miss.

There’s nothing in Davis’ bio that talks about defense, and Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt indicated Davis won’t be taught the entire package but could contribute in certain situations. He will continue to work at tailback too.

Davis began the season with 691 career rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Like Bolden,

Davis was hurt in the opener against BYU with a hyper-extended knee. His injury was thought to be less series at the time, but he’s been out longer than Bolden. Davis has carried just 13 times for 29 yards this season.

If he embraces the defensive side, Davis brings nice size to the position at 5-11, 226. Can he cover? We’ll find out.

Elsewhere …

SEC ADs met in Birmingham yesterday. Jon Solomon of The Birmingham News reports that there’s majority interest in adding Missouri to the league but not enough votes to do that right now. The focus is on 13-team scheduling.

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