Spring practice is underway, and Ole Miss has finally put on the pads. So far, the Rebels have avoided any big injuries, and you can guarantee coach Hugh Freeze is knocking on wood in hopes that remains the same.
Here are three things to know:
- The biggest news so far this spring has come away from the field. Last Friday, defensive tackle Breeland Speaks was arrested on DWI charges, and Freeze spoke about Speaks’ punishment on Monday.
- During last Saturday’s practice, Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly was sidelined with a groin injury. Therefore, freshman Shea Patterson and redshirt freshman Jason Pellerin got to get some action with the first team. Freeze had a very high compliment for Patterson’s early play this spring.
- Hindsight is 20/20, but on Monday, a former national championship winning quarterback told Yahoo Sports Radio that he almost transferred to Ole Miss during the Houston Nutt era. My how that could’ve changed the course of history.
Other Ole Miss news from around the Internet
- For the second straight year, Ole Miss guard Stefan Moody took home the C Spire Howell Trophy, which is awarded each year to the top men’s basketball player in the state of Mississippi. It was the fourth-consecutive year a Rebel won the award.
- Following another perfect weekend for the Ole Miss baseball team, the Rebels are now ranked No. 13 in all major college baseball polls. There are eight SEC teams ranked in this week’s D1Baseball Top 25.