Spring Practice Report 03.31

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Ole Miss will host the annual Grove Bowl on Saturday.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM
Ole Miss will host the annual Grove Bowl on Saturday.
OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM

March 31, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. - The Ole Miss football team is in the home stretch of spring practices and with the annual Grove Bowl on Saturday, head football coach Hugh Freeze talked about the most recent scrimmage.

"There were a lot of good things from Saturday," Freeze said. "I thought we ran the ball well in between the tackle and made some explosive plays that tipped the ball away. Saturday was DeVante Kincade and Ryan Buchanan's first time being in the pocket live and some of those hits they didn't really protect it well. Jeremy Liggin's, on a run down the red zone, took a hit right on the ball. It was a good play and he didn't really have it too loose, but you have to protect the ball, we can't turn it over. Although it was good to see the defense go and get it."

Freeze continued to praise the growth of some of the younger players who will be an important piece as the Rebels continue to add depth.  

"I thought Anthony Alford flew around and played physical and I thought C.J. Hampton made some good plays. Collins Moore continues to show up offensively. Christian Russell runs around and is very physical. He just doesn't know everything that we're doing right now. Marquis Haynes also shows up> Really we have some good young guys showing up that we're going to need to help us have the depth that we need to compete yearlong in the schedule that we have."

Freeze also discussed the prospect of having quarterbacks, Ryan Buchanan and DeVante Kincade going live through spring practices.

"Throughout spring, yes, we're going to have them go live, I'm not sure fall camp will be that way," said Freeze. "We're going to try in the live periods this week and the spring game, if they are in the pocket, we're going to try and get the defensive line to back off, but if they run it or scramble they'll be live. DeVante (Kincade) took a pretty good hit from Fadol Brown in the pocket last week, so we're going to try and eliminate that one but I can't say that will always happen."

Freeze also discussed on several members of the team who enrolled early and how they are getting acclimated.

"Kendrick Doss is just learning and his head is spinning, but he's a phenomenal kid. We've got to get him some more quality reps," said Freeze. "I think of our safeties and 1A and 1B. With C.J. Hampton and Anthony we feel different about that position now than we did last year. Marquis Haynes, I think he's just a special athlete."

The Rebels will host the annual Grove Bowl on Saturday (April 5). Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. at Vaught- Hemingway Stadium and is free admission. For all the details surrounding the 2014 Grove Bowl Week check out OleMissFB.com.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • What They're Saying: Ole Miss-Boise State

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      The No. 18 Ole Miss football team won the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game defeating Boise State 35-13. The Rebels move into Southeastern Conference next week with a road test at Vanderbilt from Nashville's LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The... read more

    • 'The New Normal' on Defense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- Boise State had been the highest scoring team in the nation, averaging 40.2 points per game dating back to the 2000 season.  Highlighted by four interceptions, eight tackles for loss and big hits by several different players, the... read more

    • Second-Half Surge for Rebel Offense

      Friday, August 29, 2014 - Football

      ATLANTA -- After an up-and-down first half, which included a touchdown and three interceptions, senior quarterback Bo Wallace and the Ole Miss offense found their stride in the second half, particularly in the fourth quarter. Leading 7-6 early in the... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-Boise State Motivational

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss vs Boise State Official Team Motivational '14 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-Boise State

      Thursday, August 28, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as Ole Miss opens its 2014 season in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State from Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Contrast in Experience Boise State has one of the youngest teams in the country with 67 freshmen... read more

    • Volleyball Opens Steven McRoberts Era

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Volleyball

      Here are three pieces to keep in mind as we look ahead to the Ole Miss volleyball team's season-opening weekend in Buffalo, New York, starting with Canisius on Friday morning, the first of four matches over three days at the... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Episode 1

      Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football - Episode 1 (2014) from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Dome, Sweet Dome for Atlanta Area Rebels

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - Football

      For high school football players in Georgia, all roads lead to the Georgia Dome and the state championships.  For a handful of Rebels, those roads lead home, as Ole Miss opens the 2014 season against Boise State in the Chick-fil-A... read more

    • VIDEO: Forward Together Construction Update

      Monday, August 25, 2014 - Athletics

      read more

    • Relentless is the Word on Defense

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Football

      ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy asked each of the 65 coaches from the Power Five conferences to describe their team in one word.  Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's word? Relentless. The same can be said of the Ole Miss defense.  And... read more

    • McCormick, Defense Shine in Win

      Sunday, August 24, 2014 - Soccer

      After playing 110 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Georgia on Friday night, Ole Miss responded with a gutsy 1-0 win over Iowa State on Sunday afternoon. The defense, led by senior goalkeeper Kelly McCormick was the story of the... read more

    • Rebels Battle to Draw on Historic Night

      Friday, August 22, 2014 -

      Big time crowd for @SECNetwork live sports event debut. Record attendance of 1,823 for @OleMissSoccer Let's finish strong.-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August 23, 2014 Ole Miss kicked off the 2014 season in thrilling fashion, rallying to a 1-1 draw with... read more

    • Kiffin Pleased with Defensive Line Progress

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Football

      Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball Day One

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Volleyball

      THE SEASON: Volleyball - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Kick-Off Season on National Stage

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Soccer

      Three things from Ole Miss soccer head coach Matt Mott, previewing the season opener against Georgia on Friday night. Rebels Look to Take Next Step Ole Miss made history this past season, not only setting a school record for wins,... read more