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Counting on Bridges

Tony Bridges understands what’s expected of him as a first-year starter in the SEC. He’s not backing down from the challenge and says he believes the entire secondary can be “better than ever” as long as everyone communicates and plays

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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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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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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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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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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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Weight loss along the OL helps tempo offense become more efficient

The “sweet spot” for the no-huddle offense is 10 seconds, offensive tackle Fahn Cooper says. A senior in his second year as the starting right tackle after transferring from Bowling Green and a junior college, Cooper estimates that the Rebels’

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Confident in Defense

There is a lot of a talent, and there are a lot of experienced players returning for the Ole Miss defense. That said, there are some interesting things to consider, starting with two new cornerbacks. And while I hear Dave

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Camp thoughts and observations

Again, calling on the sense of hearing for this. Next round of interviews is tomorrow. … Hugh Freeze has a Mystery Leader at quarterback. The first thing he mentions when puts that guy in position to win the job is

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Freeze, trying to build chemistry, likes what he’s seeing in camp leaders

Another take-away from Hugh Freeze’s time with beat writers yesterday was what he had to say about leaders in camp. At his local media day on Aug. 5 Freeze said he would be intentional about building team chemistry this month,

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The Mystery Leader

Here’s our take on Hugh Freeze’s update to his quarterback competition. He’s got a leader, he’s just not ready to name a guy publicly at this time. From the Mother Ship, the Mystery Leader

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