Freeze praises work of scout team defense

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze concluded Wednesday’s practice with praise for his defensive scout team, citing freshmen Temario Strong and Quntavious Burdette, along with sophomore Serderius Bryant.
Freeze said Strong had “about 10 sacks” and the unit overall provided “an absolute great picture” and that because a player is a member of the scout team right now doesn’t mean he won’t play in a game.
Freeze is close to implementing the game plan for the Rebels’ Sept. 1 opener against Central Arkansas.
The status of tight end Jamal Mosley for that game remains unclear. He was suspended indefinitely following an arrest in late July. Freeze gave him a list of things Mosely was to accomplish before Freeze would make a final call.
“We still have two weeks left. So far he has done most things right and we have talked pretty much daily about his status,” Freeze said.
Running back Jeff Scott, the presumed starter earlier this month, has missed most of camp with injuries, but Scott was back at practice Wednesday.
“I think he’s real close to being back to 100 percent,” Freeze said.
Earlier Wednesday the school announced that seven walk-ons had been awarded scholarships. The list includes offensive lineman Terrell Brown, punter Chris Conley, defensive backs Louis Covington and Kyle Horine, linebacker Josh Lancaster, tight end Jack Nuismer and quarterback Robert Ratliff.