By NEMS Daily Journal
OXFORD – Friday’s spring football workout at Ole Miss, the fourth of the week, was as much a mental workout as physical, Rebels coach Houston Nutt said.
It was the second day in pads, but the focus was to have players ready to be at their best for today’s major scrimmage, the first of spring drills.
The scrimmage begins at 10:45 a.m., at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, is open to the public, and is expected to exceed 100 plays.
It will be the first real opportunity for a pecking order to develop among four players vying to become the starting quarterback: junior Nathan Stanley, junior Randall Mackey, junior college transfer Zack Stoudt and sophomore Barry Brunetti.
Brunetti, who played at West Virginia last season, is going through all the preparation, though his status is in limbo pending his request that the NCAA waive its one-year residency requirement for transfers.
Other position battles to keep in an eye on today’s scrimmage include the secondary, the wide receivers and the defensive line.