Spring football has officially begun for Ole Miss, who started practices Wednesday. Unfortunately, there likely won’t be much news coming out of the Rebels’ camp over the next couple weeks, as media availability is pretty limited this spring. However, coach Hugh Freeze and quarterback Chad Kelly will meet with the media Thursday. All in all, the main goal for the spring is simple: Don’t get anyone hurt.
Here are three things to know:
- There will be no quarterback battle to keep up with this spring, but there are still plenty of intriguing storylines to keep tabs on. Check out our spring preview on the Ole Miss offense and defense.
- One key area of emphasis will be at linebacker, which is lacking in bodies. However, the Rebels took a step in correcting that issue Wednesday, as Ole Miss landed a big-time graduate transfer from Oregon State.
- On the hardwood, there isn’t much for the Rebels to play for until they reach the SEC tournament next week, but that didn’t stop Stefan Moody for going off for 43 points on Senior Night to help Ole Miss defeat rival Mississippi State, 86-78.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- Former Ole Miss great Deuce McAllister joined Ben Garrett of the “Ole Miss Spirit Podcast” on Rebel Sports Radio to give his thoughts on how defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche should handle his off-the-field troubles leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.
- The Ole Miss baseball team continued its hot start to the season Wednesday, as the Rebels rallied from a 6-0 deficit to knock off Memphis, 9-7. Ole Miss is 7-1 on the year and travels to Conway, S.C., to take part in the Coastal Carolina tournament beginning on Friday.