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.
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.”