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Reaching back to some old lingo from the days of CB radio Hugh Freeze said on Monday that he and the staff were going to put the pedal down in terms of getting UCLA transfer Christian Morris ready to play,

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Bell, Luke say corrections being made along OL

Ole Miss offensive lineman Justin Bell, the starter at right guard, told us Tuesday evening he thought the multitude of false starts against Boise State were more about first-game jitters for Ole Miss than what Boise was doing. “They had

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Ole Miss’ Matt Luke talks o-line, recruiting

By John Davis Oxford Citizen Sports Editor As spring football games are winding down at the high school level, Ole Miss football coaches are seemingly increasing their work load from a recruiting standpoint. Until the spring evaluation period ends May

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Freeze is confident Luke can get OL where it needs to be

In the process of building depth no position needs it more than the offensive line, and no Ole Miss assistant has his work cut out for him more than Matt Luke. Hugh Freeze also mentions wide receiver as a position

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Focus on third downs

More success on third down was a talking point for Bo Wallace at Monday’s press conference. Wallace talked about the focus he and offensive coordinator Dan Werner place on that particular down and on making sure Wallace is comfortable with

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Monday Press Conference Notebook

Hugh Freeze was taking care of some personal business today, and Matt Luke, assistant head coach, filled in. – “Being bowl eligible two years in a row was part of our goals. We’re not satisfied but very excited about that.”

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Coordinators talk Arkansas

Hugh Freeze has commented on the two Arkansas freshmen along the offensive line, and Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator and OL coach Matt Luke talks about his freshmen here, including the future of Austin Golson, which will likely include an experiment

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The state of the OL

A few offensive line-themed videos here. Ole Miss offensive line coach Matt Luke talks about building depth along the line. He says he’s comfortable with four guards right now. Three of those are the two starters plus the Patrick Junen-Justin

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Bell spends week at No. 1 RG

Ole Miss offensive linemen were definitely the iron men a year ago, but that wasn’t necessarily by design. Justin Bell was ready to play and did play some before a back injury slow him down. With only one starting spot

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OL depth taking shape

This is what the OL should look like when Pierce Burton (71) returns at right tackle. Not clearly visible in this photo is right guard Justin Bell. Patrick Junen was considered the favorite to replace A.J. Hawkins, but Junen has

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After Spring: Offensive LIne

From the get-go Hugh Freeze told us the offensive line would be the last to “get it” regarding an up-tempo offense. That pace is asking a lot of the big guys. Last year’s line got better as the season progressed.

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Building depth on the OL

The quest for depth on the offensive line continues this spring, and OL coach Matt Luke may not really find it until the freshmen arrive in August. The Rebels are enjoying a long Easter weekend right now, a three-day break

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Improving OL

There has been improvement on several fronts for Ole Miss since a 66-35 loss to Texas, one of those being the offensive line. This group was forever the question mark through the first set of spring drills with Hugh Freeze,

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