Excitable Boy

Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt approached the media Thursday with a renewed sense of enthusiasm.

Newcomer Damien Jackson had electrified those in attendance moments earlier with a bone-crunching hit on running back Derrick Herman. Wide receiver Markeith Summers made an acrobatic catch over defending cornerback Marcus Temple.

Markeith Summers

All in all, the third full-pad practice of the week was filled with memorable plays. Both sides of the ball, offensively and defensively, made improvement.

A promising sign for the third-year head coach.

Veteran safety Fon Ingram was a first-hand witness to Jackson's dealings.

Ingram is competing for the starting nod at free safety, once held by stalwart Kendrick Lewis, who graduated following three years atop the depth chart.

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