OXFORD – Ole Miss made it through Day 3 of camp without an injury, and Rebels coach Hugh Freeze is hopeful that some of his walking wounded will return to practice soon.
Sunday was not without an illustration of the heightened awareness of injuries, as Freeze got into the face of sophomore cornerback Anthony Standifer after Standifer tackled receiver Cody Core to the ground. Core had just caught a long pass.
“Most people are doing it right. We still have a few that don’t quite understand it. I don’t think it’s intentional, but we’ve got to do something to make sure we take care of our team,” Freeze said.
The Rebels put on shoulder pads Sunday and return to practice at 9:45 this morning. The first day in full pads is Tuesday.
Junior wide receiver Vince Sanders will have surgery Tuesday on the broken collarbone he sustained on Saturday.
In his absence, senior Ja-Mes Logan moved from the slot position to an outside spot, and senior Korvic Neat ran with the first team in the slot.
While no one was added to the injury list, no one came off. Cornerbacks Senquez Golson and Charles Sawyer remain out, as well as defensive end C.J. Johnson, defensive tackle Issac Gross and offensive linemen Patrick Junen and Pierce Burton.
Freeze said he expects Johnson, who is recovering from a broken leg sustained in the spring, to be back soon.
On Saturday, freshman Laremy Tunsil ran first team at left tackle as senior Emmanuel McCray moved to replace Burton. Sunday, redshirt freshman Robert Conyers was with the first team, and McCray remained at LT.
Quarterback Bo Wallace, coming off winter shoulder surgery, was throwing passes deeper into the workout.
Wallace says he’s dealing with some erratic soreness in his bicep.
“It’s something that a lot of throwers after surgery have,” Wallace said. “We knew before camp we were going to have days that I was really frustrated. I just have to stay in there, keep my mind well and not let it frustrate me too much.”