Practice Report: Tuesday

The Ole Miss Rebels practiced today in shells as their preparation for game two - against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia Saturday at 11:40 a.m. - continued. The coaches installed the Missouri gameplan and worked on correcting mistakes from the Memphis game. Read about it inside.

Ole Miss continued their drive toward win number two with a two-hour practice in shells today with the emphasis on familiarizing themselves with Missouri's schemes and corecting their mistakes from Sunday's win over Memphis.

"We dove into Missouri's stuff today - offense, defense and special teams," said Rebel Coach Ed Orgeron. "We watched their film against Murray State today and feel they have an excellent offense. Their quarterback moves the ball and spreads it around. We have our work cut out for us. We will have to play very well and improve quite a bit from last week.

"We have to cut down on our mistakes on defense and on offense we have to continue on our plan."

Yesterday, Coach O announced freshman OL Daverin Geralds would move to DT and freshman WR Markeith Summers would move to cornerback. How is that progressing?

"That's a long-term plan. We are trying to develop some depth for later on down the road," he continued. "Neither of them are ready to play. We have not moved anyone else yet."

Coach O said Missouri's offense is almost exactly the same offense Memphis ran - a spread offense.

"It's very, very similar - almost exactly the same. That could help us a little bit in terms of being used to it," Coach O said. "I think it will make it easier for us to correct some mistakes from Sunday."

While Coach O is trying to "patch things up" on defense, what is happening on the offensive side of the ball along those lines?

"The offense has a lot of little things to correct too, but we aren't making any personnel changes. We are going to go with the same guys on that side of the ball," O noted. "Missouri's defense is a lot like ours. It's very similar. They didn't show a lot against Murray State - they were very vanilla, but from watching some film on them from last year, they do a lot of the same things we do.

"I think that will help us in our preparation from the standpoint of our offense. Our guys are familiar with that defensive scheme because they have faced a smiliar scheme every day in practice."

The Rebels will practice in full pads tomorrow.

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