Ole Miss coaches are hoping they can settle some issues at cornerback before the Texas game.
The key here will be the health of Senquez Golson has he continues back from a hamstring problem. Hugh Freeze says Golson is getting better, and he says the Rebels are a different team when Golson is at the field corner position.
The Rebels may get a look at several new options at corner, but they may not learn much. Southeast Missouri State is a I-AA team, but it’s also a I-AA team that will prefer to keep the ball on the ground whenever possible.
The Redhawks attempted just 19 passes in their 45-7 loss at Southeastern Louisiana.
Getting better at corner will come from practice more than the game. Three names to be aware of this week are Anthony Standifer, listed No. 3 at field corner last week, freshman Bobby Hill and sophomore Mike Hilton, who is moving from Huskie to corner.
There’s also shuffling at linebacker as the staff tries to replace Denzel Nkemdiche.
There’s more experience to work with there in Serderius Bryant and Keith Lewis. The shuffling does require Lewis, the backup at middle, to move back over to Stinger. That brings DT Shackelford back from end to MLB.
There’s depth enough at end to handle that. I’m wondering if it might mean more snaps for Channing Ward.
Lewis played Stinger before moving to middle and believes that previous experience will help him now.