Wednesday marked another busy day on the Ole Miss schedule, with coach Hugh Freeze talking on the weekly SEC teleconference and players and coaches meeting with the media after practice.
Here’s what you need to know today:
- Ole Miss linebacker and junior college transfer Terry Caldwell is preparing to make his first start in place of the injured C.J. Johnson, who underwent surgery on his torn lateral meniscus Wednesday.
- Speaking of injuries, the Rebels have a bunch of them. It is possible that four of the starting five offensive lineman will not play in Saturday’s game against New Mexico State.
- It also doesn’t help that Ole Miss will be without cornerback Tee Shepard for the rest of the season. However, Shepard is not injured; the junior decided to retire from football altogether.
Other Ole Miss news from around the web:
- From one perspective, Shepard retired from football to help protect his health. But that’s not how Jeff Gray of Red Cup Rebellion sees it. He writes that the cornerback simply quit on his team.
- With all the injuries and poor play against Florida last Saturday, change to the secondary seemed inevitable for the Rebels.
The best stories around the SEC:
- Point spread for LSU-South Carolina increases dramatically after location change
- South Carolina’s situation similar to what LSU dealt with in 2005
- Steve Spurrier: “This is what’s best for our city, our community”
- Nick Saban: High School romance “still haunts me to this day”
- Recruiting trending upwards for Gators thanks to hot start
— Parrish Alford (@parrishalford) October 8, 2015