SEC’s pick-off leader

Cody Prewitt displayed solid ball-skills as a playmaker at safety for Ole Miss last year.

It’s a trend he’s continued his junior season, and right now Prewitt leads the SEC in interceptions with four.

He talks about what’s required to make a big play like that and other topics here:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6FHDyMWMEo[/youtube]

One thing he doesn’t talk about is his ability to strip the football from ball-carriers, something he did successfully to force a turnover at Auburn and very nearly did the following week at home against A&M, but the play was ruled out of bounds before the Rebels could recover.

Ole Miss is still very much short-handed on defense as the Rebels await a visit from Idaho Saturday night, but having won one game short-handed — and a very big game against then-No. 6 LSU — gives the feel that this defense is healthier than it is.

It appears Ole Miss will get linebacker Serderius Bryant back this week, but the Rebels still look to be without Mike Hilton at corner and could be without Cameron Whigham at end.

Lots of work for Temario Strong at end on Tuesday. He came into the program as a lineman before moving to linebacker, and coaches like his explosiveness off the edge. The question for Strong will be how he holds up in the run game, which was Whigham’s strength. Whigham also had a big sack against LSU which help him earn defensive lineman of the week honors in the SEC.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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