Here are some quick notes from Hugh Freeze’s media availability this morning, August 11.
-Thursday was the first Day in pads. Wednesday’s practice didn’t go as well as Freeze had planned.
-Freeze says the defense is typically ahead at this point in camp, but is pleased with parts of the offense.
-Said quarterback Chad Kelly has picked up where he left off last fall.
-Offensive Line has held up. Freeze believes they have good potential. Said the three players in competition for the left tackle spot, Alex Gives, Rod Taylor and Greg Little have performed well thus far in camp. Freeze said Rod Taylor is really picking up the tackle position well
-Fadol Brown started running yesterday. Will run today. Will do “Indo” on Sunday.
– Freeze said that if Octavious Cooley picks up the mental curve of tight end, he has the talent to be a special tight end. Freeze noted that Cooley could become arguably the best tight end since he took over at Ole Miss.
-Said that linebacker Rommel Mageo is a quick learned. Says the speed to which Ole Miss plays may differ from what Mageo encountered at Oregon State.
-Freeze isn’t sure on Jeremy Liggins’s status. Freeze said that he expects Liggins back towards the end of fall camp. Says that Liggins will work out with the strength staff either today or tomorrow-
-Said that freshman Myles Hartsfield is running with the ones at the rover position.
-Tony Conner was held out of practice today just to manage him. He isn’t injured. Freeze says they plan to manage Robert Conyers and Fadol Brown as well.
-Thursday was the first day that anyone missed practice with an injury. DaMarkus Lodge missed Thursday with as a precaution with a head injury. Markell Pack is out with a tendon issue in his hand. Freeze said that would be the injury to be concerned about. C.J. Moore has a strained pectoral muscle. Terry Caldwell has a sprained ankle.
-Freeze isn’t sure what they would do if Pack missed significant time. He said that they would shuffle things around. Noted that Van Jefferson has had a great camp, and that Quincy Adeboyejo is versatile and could play inside or outside at receiver.
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