Practice Report: Monday

After Friday's scrimmage, the Rebel football team took the weekend off, but resumed spring training today. Read Ole Miss Coach Ed Orgeron's comments about the workout inside.

Coach Orgeron entered to speak to the media with a smile on his face following Monday's workout in pads.

Orgeron analyzed the film from Friday's scrimmage and was also in good spirits about the day's work.

"We had a film session today and watched the scrimmage," Orgeron said. "Then, we went out and corrected some mistakes. We really worked on the red zone and team pass work. Good day correcting that stuff."

O was pleased with the offense on Monday and the play of quarterback Seth Adams, who highlighted the day at signal caller.

"Offense did an outstanding job of bouncing back, there were big plays on the run and big plays on the pass. Seth had a good day today throwing the ball. Definitely some improvement made."

After looking at the film Orgeron found positives from the offense and defense regarding the recent scrimmage.

"The run game was excellent led by the play of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. The blocking of the line was super as was the play of the defense on third down. The defense forced three turnovers which is a big goal. A unit that stood out was the kickoff return team during the scrimmage. Also, the tight ends and Robert Lane played well. So far Kendrick Lewis has really stepped up on defense. The linebackers played better, they are getting there."

The run game is on key for the offense, but defensive pressure and problems passing were evident from the scrimmage.

"The offense ran the ball well," Orgeron said. "They bogged down on third down. Defense did well in that area. There were some batted balls and a combination of things on defense, but the run game wasn't challenged. Green-Ellis is having an excellent spring and is just working on a couple new plays. As well as his conditioning and running. "

Concerning defensive ends, Marcus Tillman is having an excellent spring, but fellow sophomore Greg Hardy has a small road block after returning from the hardwood. Hardy should be back soon but is currently clearing up some academic issues, while Tillman is receiving high praise.

"Tillman has been just awesome," Orgeron said. "He had four batted balls and three sacks the last scrimmage. He is dominant and is bigger and stronger. He played in the middle against Georgia and Auburn. That right there makes a man out of you."

Ole Miss has another closed scrimmage on Saturday and the annual Grove Bowl on April 7.

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