At 3-3 through six contests, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze felt like it was time to shake things up a little. And he did so on Monday with the announcement of some changes in responsibilities on his defensive coaching staff.
Freeze has placed defensive graduate assistant Christian Robinson in charge of coaching the middle linebackers for the remainder of the season. He will replace defensive coordinator Dave Wommack in that capacity.
“Christian Robinson is going to take the mike linebackers this week and coach them from this point forward,” Freeze said, according to Antonio Morales of The Clarion-Ledger. “Dave will handle the stingers (outside linebackers) to try to get more attention to them in practice.
“There were times the fits (against the run) were good, but there’s still too many where it’s not. (We’re trying to) put another set of eyes on one position and try to help them improve this week, because again this week it will be vitally important.”
The move comes after the Rebels allowed another big rushing game from Arkansas, with the Razorbacks reaching the 200-yard mark in a 34-30 victory in Fayetteville.
SEC fans may remember Robinson from his playing days at Georgia, where he played 51 games at linebacker from 2009-12.