Building Depth

In December of 2011 Hugh Freeze inherited an Ole Miss team short on depth. Building depth has been a story line around this program ever since.

And it’s getting better.

The Rebels are winding down spring drills, which will conclude with Saturday’s Grove Bowl. Freeze has been pleased with the progress of building depth at several positions. He wants to see the reserves get strong on the offensive line and at wide receiver.

Here’s Freeze:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-X31OkocQ[/youtube]

The fact that Freeze had so many position changes is kind of a mixed blessing. I’m not sure Channing Ward will become an All-SEC tight end. He may become a punishing blocker, but the fact that Freeze could move him off the defensive line tells you what he thinks of Fadol Brown and Marquis Haynes.

Freeze talked about the move of Carlton Martin from defensive line to offensive line, and he’s moved speedy sophomore running back Kailo Moore to cornerback.

Depth isn’t exactly where he wants it, but it’s getting better, and I’ve never heard a college coach say, “I have enough depth.”

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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  • karl Hungus

    These position moves will hurt recruiting. Kids don’t like being moved, much less moved to the other side of the ball. Freeze is a puts…which is why he the only way the Sharkfins will ever see Atlanta is in the kickoff classic.

    • Seth Mohundro

      Actually I would say the majority of them don’t mind being moved if they have at heart what is best for the team. If they don’t have that at heart, then they shouldn’t be playing college football. I don’t know how you think you know how 19 and 20 year olds think nowadays. It’s a completely different era.

      • karl Hungus

        I know, because my son plays. I know how he was recruited. I know, because his friends that were recruited were promised they’d be playing in a certain position. When they get changed, they resent it.

        • Seth Mohundro

          Like I said, if they don’t have what is for the betterment of the team at heart, then why do they play? I never minded it because I knew that I never made myself bigger and more important than the team.

          • karl Hungus

            Like I said, I know when you recruit a player and promise that he will play a certain position, not start, but play, then you shouldn’t be hypocritical and change his position. Ala Hugh “Bucky” Freeze.

          • Seth Mohundro

            If everyone got everything they wanted then nobody would win. You shouldn’t play college sports if you aren’t a willing player. Just a little advice from someone who is an athlete IN college.

        • TheGiantRebel

          so you’re saying your son AND his friends were recruited by Ole Miss? so where did these young lads decide to go to college?

          • harvey

            ah, nothing like fantasy in the afternoon. sigh.

  • karl Hungus

    Maybe ol Bucky Freeze will move Bo Wallace to middle linebacker and WR Tredwell to DT.

    • Killer_Beeze

      Keep voting for yourself Fungus because noBODY else is….el Sid returns!

      • karl Hungus

        Hey KBZ, according to The Karl Hungus Facebook page, he is becoming a cult hero. Some State fans, a few Bama fans, a few Burners, LSU and 2 Sharkfins….voting? Where do I go to vote cause I will definitely vote for myself.

  • karl Hungus

    He tried Nkemdechi at RB in the EGG Bowl and that worked really good…NOT!

  • karl Hungus

    One of my sons plays at Slippery Rock, sophomore. My other son is a senior and plays at Dartmouth. They both were recruited to play WR and that’s the position they currently play. Their coaches promised and delivered, which I respect so much.

    • handy010

      Gee Karl, Sid, Buell Dag, Turf Guy, coming from a liar that means soooo much

  • karl Hungus

    Atlanta, Nashville and the season will end in Shreveport, hopefully.

  • karl Hungus

    Why you keep thinking I’m all these people is a mystery…I was also the second gunman on the grassy knoll. Everytime I bring up the truth, you sharkfins go to either calling me names, fabrication of lies or say that I’m someone else…geeeze.

    • harvey

      That might be a little easier to pull off if you hadn’t already admitted in an earlier post that you have also posted as cid riley. You have posted so much under so many different names that it is difficult to keep it all straight I guess.

      • Karl Hungus

        Harvey, It is a conundrum isn’t it. I have never posted that I was, Sid Reily, that makes about as much sense as claiming 3 national championships, when you don’t even have one legitimate one.

        • harvey

          Perhaps you have never posted that you were “Sid Reily”, but you have indeed revealed that you posted previously as Cid Riley. I know that it is tough for you, being a troll and all, but try just a little honesty for once.

  • karl Hungus

    Y’all remind me of those Indians in the Robert Redford movie,,Jeremiah Johnson. Keep coming after me, one at a time. Some folks say he’s out there still.

  • karl Hungus

    I have some friends..Cmack, Pearl and Bam Bam that post on here too! You may have them mixed up with me, for I don’t know there handles.

  • karl Hungus

    Get your rooms at the Holiday Inn, in Shreveport now! Sharkfins should matchup well against the likes of Tulsa or Idaho…Booking.Yeah

  • karl hungus

    Nope!, Harv, never posted as Sid, never posted as Cid…I am Karl Hungis. Born in Hac , Serbia. I know its hard reading the truth everyday, but hey, it’s what I do for all you Sharkfins.

    • harvey

      wow. so are you lying now or did you lie before when you said that you had posted as cid? Hard to keep all those lies straight, isn’t it?

      • karl Hungus

        Well, Harvey! I never posted that. Why would I say that I’m someone else? I’m proud of my Serbian heritage. My family worked hard to have enough money to send me to this great country. I worked 30 hours a week, at Nacho Mamas, while attending Ole Miss. That education has allowed me to open up a pharmacy here in Johnson City.Both of my sons earned scholarships to good universities and life is good.

        • Joe

          No one believes anything you say.

  • Joe

    Karl, do you work at Cooper Tire?

  • Joe

    That is what I thought. I know who you are Karl.

  • karl Hungus

    Cooper tire? Uh, no! Keep on guessing. I live in Johnson City, Tennessee. We only have Jughead’s tire & battery service on 5th avenue. I am a pharmacist, thanks to my degree from Ole Miss.

  • karl Hungus

    Joe, of course you don’t. I speak the truth and it falls heavy upon the ears of all Sharkfins. It has always been so and I suppose that the Sharkfins will always deny the truth.

  • Karl Hungus

    Listen to me now and believe me later. When the NCAA finishes with the pots on the front burner, they’ll be coming for Ole Miss. You know that’s the truth.

    • Joe

      That is what you kept saying back when you were buell dagg or turfguy or whoever. We really believe you since you are a man of truth. Always changing your name and then denying it. Let me guess what you will say. Who is this turfguy you speak of?
      Same old turfguy.
      Your pharmacy must be pretty slow to allow you this much time on the internet.

  • Buster Duke

    Karl, I have been reading your crap for several weeks now. I think I have you pegged. I worked at Nacho Mamas with a huge a$#hole, just like you. I’m betting your first name is Scotty. Is it?

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