Ole Miss was already going to have a problem replacing All-American left tackle Laremy Tunsil.
And the Rebels’ first choice for his replacement won’t be able to play against the Florida State Seminoles.
Jeremy Liggins, who entered fall camp as the starter at left tackle, was ruled out for the season opener by head coach Hugh Freeze on Friday.
Freeze: Liggins back at practice, won't play vs. FSU, still a couple of weeks before he's fully reinstated.
— Daniel Paulling (@DanielPaulling) August 26, 2016
Liggins had been withheld from the Rebels camp due to a violation of team standards. Liggins played in every game last season, and started twice at tight end. With Liggins absent junior guard Rod Taylor, and freshmen Alex Givens and Greg Little are expected to compete for Liggins’ spot. Little was a 5-star recruit.
Ole Miss kicks off against the No. 4 Florida State Seminoles on Sept. 5.