Spring Practice Report 03.28: Saturday Open To Fans

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Robert Nkemdiche

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Robert Nkemdiche
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 28, 2014

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OXFORD, Miss. — Practice No. 11 of Ole Miss’ spring football drills is Saturday, and fans can get another look at the latest edition of the Rebels. The scrimmage, which is the second of four open practices, is set for 10:30 a.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Fans are encouraged to park in lots on the east side of the stadium and enter through Gate 15 in the northeast corner. Fans may also park in the coliseum lot, walk around the construction area and enter through Gates 8, 9 or 10 on the west side of the stadium. Restrooms are available in the west concourse.

The Rebels will compete in third-down, red zone and other situations, but Saturday will be more a true scrimmage compared to last Saturday’s, which was mostly situational.

“Tomorrow, after we do some warm-up stuff with pass skeleton and special teams, we’re going to put it down and scrimmage,” head coach Hugh Freeze said. “If the offenses gets 30 yards, it gets a point. If the defense holds them to less than 30 yards, it’s a point for them, but the drive will continue. A touchdown will give them two points, and a turnover is always two points.”

Freeze was overall pleased with the first scrimmage of spring practice last Saturday but said both sides of the ball have things to work on, as they return to a similar setting on Saturday.

“I would like to see our O-line adjust better to the blitzes we’re getting and be able to at least fit it correctly and get it set correctly with some of our young quarterbacks,” Freeze said. “Offensively, stay on schedule and not have negative plays. Defensively, continue to pursue the football and take it away. They need to eliminate giving up the big play, which we had too many last week.”

Among those young quarterbacks, the competition for the backup quarterback position continues between DeVante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan, and Freeze said he wouldn’t be surprised if it continued through fall practice.

“It goes back and forth every day,” Freeze said. “Ryan had the better day today, but Kincade was better Wednesday on that given day. It’s going back and forth. That’s going to take a while. It will probably go all the way to game week. The good thing that I have said before is they have used their redshirts. If the opportunity presents itself, you might can see both in different situation that may be more geared to and let it play out that way. We’ll see as we get closer to time.”

On the injury front, Jaylen Walton tweaked his hamstring on Wednesday, Freeze said, and they hope to get him back for practice next week. Vince Sanders is also battling a hamstring injury, but Freeze was not as confident that he would be back this spring.

“We want to make sure we get him well, him and Vince both,” Freeze said. “I’m not confident that Vince will be back. We’re probably going to go ahead and give him that shot. If we do that, it will definitely be another week. Jaylen’s is not as bad as Vince’s, but he couldn’t go today.”

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