FOOTBALL: Severe weather Tuesday

Players and cheerleaders wait for the severe weather to pass.

Players and cheerleaders wait for the severe weather to pass.

It’s been a strange weather day at the Ole Miss football practice, which got started after about a 1 1/2 hour delay after tornados were spotted south of town.

The Rebels were beginning to assemble on the outdoor fields, many outside already, when the first of several Civil Defense alarms went off at about 4:03 p.m.

Players were routed back inside the football building and were told to remain in the hallway and down the tunnel that leads to their game-day entrance into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

After the severe weather passed practice began in the indoor facility.

The Southeastern Louisiana football team, staying out at Camp Lake Stephens, practiced inside the stadium earlier today. The Lions, evacuees from Hammond, La., play at Mississippi State Saturday.

A few items of interest to note:

— Cornerback Cassius Vaughn was fully dressed and apparently ready to go through drills. He was suffering from an ankle sprain sustained against Memphis and is expected to get stronger as the week progresses.

— Defensive tackle Peria Jerry was fully dressed and apparently ready to go through practice for the second time since arthroscopic knee surgery in late August.

— Defensive end Greg Hardy was at practice but was not dressed and was wearing a boot on his surgically repaired foot. No update on when he might return.

— PA


7 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Severe weather Tuesday”

  1. m4rebs Says:

    Speaking of Severe Weather….PA, are you hearing any game time/date changes with Hanna on the prowl???
    Can you add a place to login on the blog on your page, instead of us having to go to everytime????

  2. djrebel Says:

    Matt, there are lots of game time rumors. I think they will play at the scheduled time, but that remains to be seen. I probably can add a log-in place on my page. I’ll research that.

    — PA

  3. RoastBeef1 Says:

    I don’t really see them changing the gametime unless it is just absolutely necessary. This is a game televised by ABC. Ole Miss needs the publicity to show off the new style of team they have and Wake Forest needs this game to try and show the country that they are for real. Plus everyone knows that the ACC will want this game to be shown as a chance to redeem itself from the debacle last week. If it wasn’t televised, I could see a little more leniency, but I just can’t see them moving it out of this timeslot.

  4. m4rebs Says:

    I hear all the TV angle thing, but 73+ MPH winds could be in that area. I don’t think the cameramen could hold a steady shot with in that type of environment. I guess we’ll just have to see where the storm is on Saturday.

  5. Chris Says:

    PA, Have you heard if the Vanderbilt game is going to be picked up by Raycon? When do they make the decision on that? I’m trying to schedule to come to that game.

  6. djrebel Says:

    Chris, It’s usually the Monday before the week of the actual game that we hear TV times, so I haven’t heard on Raycom yet. I’m still hoping for Raycom for the Florida game. My nightmare is the 9:30 eastern ESPN2 start then having to drive back to Orlando and getting in about 4 a.m.

    Matt, winds won’t be that high at that time. Projections show Hanna to be a depression and well into West Virginia before game time on Saturday.

    — PA

  7. Chris Says:

    Thanks PA. How about some additional coverage of the cheerleaders? 🙂

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