Defensive Notes | Ole Miss Sports

No practice today, the first day of classes. The Rebels will be back on the practice field tomorrow.

Sunday was a walk-though, a time to review video from Saturday’s scrimmage and work on correcting mistakes.

In the team effort of beat writers to produce statistics from the scrimmage my responsibility was quarterbacks, and I stand behind my numbers with 75 percent accuracy.
Ben Garrett of The Ole Miss Spirit had the tackles.

Looking back at the defense a little bit here. You know how this scrimmage stuff works. You can’t have one side look good without wondering what’s going on with the other side. So while there is some angst over quarterback numbers and the fact that a starter has yet to be named, it’s good news that the secondary, so maligned a year ago, has held the three QB candidates to less than a 50 percent completion percentage in two straight scrimmages. Quarterbacks were 5-for-15 on Aug. 13, 15-for-32 last week.

A couple of names stood out. Junior college transfer Wesley Pendleton had an early interception, and freshman Senquez Golson had 1 1-2 tackles with a pair of pass break-ups.

Freshman LB C.J. Johnson had 5 1-2 tackles, the most in the scrimmage. Ole Miss coach singled out Johnson’s play in his comments Sunday afternoon. It’s good news to see Johnson coming along.

Junior college transfer safety Aaron Garbutt had four tackles, freshman linebacker Keith Lewis three. Remember those names.

Sophomore linebacker Mike Marry is working back from a hamstring pull and playing closer to full strength. Juco transfer tackle Uriah Grant is playing through a groin pull.

The bumps, bruises and pulls have been mostly on the defensive side.
“When we get everybody back, we can have a good defense,” Nutt said.

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