Spring Practice Report 03.19

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March 19, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss football team went back to work on the practice field on Wednesday (March 19) and head coach Hugh Freeze was pleased with the progress his team has made throughout the spring.

Freeze discussed some of the Rebels who have changed positions and some of the progress they have made throughout spring practices.

Chief Brown had a good day today,” said Freeze.  “Channing Ward and Carlton Martin are still in the learning mode but there are glimpses of things that I really like. Carlton’s feet are really good, he’s an athletic guy but it’s still moving a little fast for him and Channing’s the same way. Channing is grasping the run game really well, but the pass game - when we’re in tempo - he’s a little slow processing. I think he’ll get it though.  I’m pleased with those moves thus far and I think they are going to help our team.”

Freeze also talked about moving Kailo Moore, a two-sport athlete who also competes on the Ole Miss track and field team, to corner.

“He looks good there, said Freeze. “I think it’s best for him based on what he wants to do being a dual-sport athlete. The best thing he does at that position is run.  He can stay on top of routes. He gets beat on some double moves from time to time, but he’s brand new to it. He made some great plays today so I’m pleased with that move also.”

The head coach also talked about the healthy competition at the running back position.

“It’s really good,” said Freeze. “I couldn’t say right now. We know what Jaylen Walton can do because he’s done it and I’Tavius Mathers has had a good spring too, but Eugene Brazley has some stuff to him – he made a really good run today - and so does Jordan Wilkins, so it’s pretty open.”

Freeze also touched on the spring in which Robert Nkemdiche is having through the first five practices.

“He’s having a great spring,” said Freeze “He’s a really talented kid and he’s really coachable. He loves to compete. He’s humble and hungry.”

Competition is the name of the game and Freeze is 5-of-5 this spring in terms of competition between the offense and defense.  

“We had a tremendous competition today,” said Freeze.  “It came down to 2-to-2 and the defense won the last team period.”

The first spring practice that will be open to the public will be held on Saturday (March 22) at Vaught Hemingway Stadium. It is scheduled for 11 a.m. More details will be available later this week.

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