Freeze eager to see Johnson in game action at middle linebacker

One of the few unknowns about the Ole Miss defense this year is middle linebacker. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze and defensive coordinator Dave Wommack moved senior C.J. Johnson there in the spring in their quest to replace D.T. Shackelford. Junior

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A year in the making

Film study is one of the new habits that has helped make C.J. Hampton a lot more confident going into his sophomore season. A four-star signee from Meridian a year ago, Hampton spent his rookie year learning behind free safety

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Thursday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Thursday morning … Five Ole Miss juniors are preseason All-Americans on the Sports Illustrated teams. … From SI’s CampusRush.com, a good read on Laquon Treadwell who is among the five mentioned above. … Auburn safety Tray

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Freshman walk-on has been the surprise of Ole Miss camp

There are a lot of Ole Miss signees with a lot of recruiting stars, but the surprise of camp has been a walk-on. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze had good things to say about true freshman tight end Dawson Knox after

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Roles unclear right now for talented freshmen receivers

In many years freshman recruits rated as highly as wide receivers DaMarkus Lodge and Van Jefferson would be needed to play big roles early for Ole Miss. It’s not that way this season, and it’s unclear what roles that talented

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Strong camp for Bridges

Ole Miss has depth and experience at most positions on defense. The glaring exception is cornerback where there will be two new starters. One will most likely be Tee Shepard. The other will definitely be Tony Bridges. If that’s the

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Wednesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Wednesday morning … Kansas State’s most successful teams ran straight at people, and that’s what this year’s team will do as the Wildcats return to their roots. … An injury at wide receiver likely means

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Freeze after Tuesday practice

Hugh Freeze stopped short of calling today’s practice sluggish but said he’d like to see a different level of attitude and demeanor the next time the Rebels work out on a school day. This kind of review is not uncommon

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Ole Miss places six on coaches preseason All-SEC team

Six Ole Miss players were recognized today on the preseason All-SEC team announced by SEC coaches. Alabama and LSU led all schools, each with 10 players selected. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players. Four Ole Miss

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Wommack says he has numbers and quality on the DL

Dave Wommack likes his defense overall but was really fired up about his line when he visited with his last week. He says he’ll play eight to 10 guys up front, and he believes all of them are first-team quality.

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Depth Chart

With just a few days before game week, one man’s depth chart guesses for Ole Miss. It’s etched in sand as they like to say. Absolute guesses here based on what we’ve heard. There will be a few viewing periods

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Tuesday Morning Update

Spanning the globe on a Tuesday morning … A good find here from our Jeff Roberson with the Oxford Citizen on these 1969 SEC football highlights. … CBS SEC predictions here. Seven opinions, Ole Miss is as high as second

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WR coach Grant Heard likes what he’s seen from Treadwell in camp

Soon after the Rebels began full-contact work we visited with cornerbacks coach Jason Jones. I asked him how Laquon Treadwell was handling contact, and he had this to say: “We’ve had some collisions. He’s been on the ground, and he’ll

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