The Rebel offense spotted the defense 27 points to start the Grove Bowl, but big plays quickly erased the deficit as they squeezed out a 31-29 victory. The defense, playing vanilla out of design, had its moments as well in the fast-paced skirmish.
First-year Ole Miss defensive line coach Freddie Roach is keeping an open mind.
The 2016 season was supposed to be a breakout year for Ole Miss DT Breeland Speaks, the heir apparent to Robert Nkemdiche, but it didn't work out that way. Redemption, however, can e a good thing and Breeland seems to be getting his share of that this spring.
It just wouldn't be Ole Miss spring football practices without the physical, one-on-one battles that separate the best from the rest. Photos courtesy of Petre Thomas.
It's not quite real football yet, but the Ole Miss Rebels went in shoulder pads and helmets for the first time Tuesday - the third day of spring training - and there was the sound of pads popping in the air.
The Rebels are just two days into the 15-day spring football session, and the pads don't go on until next week, but the two new coordinators - DC Wesley McGriff and OC Phil Longo - are optimistic about what they have seen so far.
Ole Miss DL Coach Chris Kiffin has as good group to mentor, and they have performed well for him the first three games, but, like all coaches, he sees areas where the Rebel DL, a strength of the team, can do even better.
September 21, 2016
Ole Miss redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Breeland Speaks is well aware of the preseason attention he’s garnering.
September 4, 2016