OXFORD – Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said the second week of the Rebels’ camp would demand an increased tempo from his veterans.
That happened on Monday when the Rebels ran about 70 plays over 21/2 hours with most of the focus on the starters, unlike last Saturday’s scrimmage.
“The first and second teams got most of the work, and it was very physical,” Nutt said. “We pushed them. This is the week to do that.”
One newcomer who got some attention was freshman Craig Drummond. A defensive end, Drummond starting taking snaps with the tackles to replace sophomore Justin Smith, who sustained a broken foot late last week.
“He did OK. He’s learning. It was his first day out,” defensive line coach Terry Price said. “He’s a big-bodied kid who moves around pretty well in there. Physically he’s better suited for the inside.”
The top four defensive tackles are junior Ted Laurent, junior Lawon Scott, junior Jerrell Powe and senior LaMark Armour.
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