FOOTBALL: Tuesday practice notes

— Ohio State transfer cornerback James Scott is expected to take his physical Thursday and begin practicing with the Rebels Sunday. He will be eligible next season. Scott was a four-star recruit two years ago and will compete at a position that needs to improve in man coverage.

— No depth chart moves today. End Greg Hardy was not running second team at defensive end, those sports still held by Emmanuel Stephens and Chris Bowers. Hardy played about 15 plays and had a sack against Vanderbilt.

— Backup guard Rishaw Johnson was sick and not at practice today.

— Former basketball player now reserve defensive end Jermey Parnell was talking with NFL scouts before practice. Don’t read anything into that, however. The scouts talk to all seniors. They seemed to have a spring in their step when Peria Jerry walked by.

— Making good decisions isn’t only a theme for quarterback Jevan Snead this week. Safeties coach Kim Dameron yelled it repeatedly — “Make a good decision, make a good decision” — to his players in a special teams drill.

— PA


21 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Tuesday practice notes”

  1. Jay Stokes Says:

    I read on another post that the spread against the Gators this weekend is 23. I have a feeling Ole Miss will most likely cover that, and then some…….as long as they take care of the ball.

    I know they were very different teams back then, but it was very enjoyable to see the 2-2 Rebels come out of Gainesville with a win in 2003. I’m not expecting that this year, but that would be oh so sweet. Talk about a conference shakeup.

  2. Bo Says:

    PA, what’s the rule on when a player can transfer without sitting out a full year? In other words the OSU player transferred after we had already played a game this season, yet his sit out year is the 08 season rather than 09. In comparison, Snead transferred at the end of the season, so he had to sit out the following season, obviously. Does that make sense?

  3. djrebel Says:

    Bo, the sitting out a year has to do with whether a player has redshirted. Basically, 2007 was Snead’s redshirt year, because he played at Texas. This will be Scott’s redshirt year.

    If a guy has been redshirted and chooses to transfer to another D1 school, he has to sit out a year and loses that year of eligibililty.

    — PA

  4. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    I am expecting them to come out of Gainesville this weekend with a 31-28 win. Don’t let those 22 + point spread concern you.

    I see above where NFL scouts are allowed to talk to senior players. I think that should not be allowed when in season play.

    How about the depth at defense? Will the defense be able to hang in during the 4th quarter. I hope so.

    31-28 Rebel win still stand.

  5. farley662 Says:

    OK, that’s your final answer?

    Here’s an update from the appointment we had today.

    Ok guys report is in. The reason they can’t find the shunt is because it quit working. He is pumping the blood through his lungs on his own now. Which is a good thing. We will have another heart cath in about a month. After that, a month later the full repair will take place. The doctor said that it should only be one surgery. He’s alot more optomistic this time around. He may have to have a valve placed when he’s 8 or 9, but he thinks they can do that with a heart cath and not have to cut him open. The full repair should be between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  6. m4rebs Says:

    Yeah, don’t let the people that set point spreads for a living concern you. They do it to generate an income, not to really, you know, predict a score or something like that.

    C’mon Jimmy, don’t you think you are a little bit unrealistic in your prediction here? I agree, we were 2-2 in 2003, but we also had a SENIOR laden football team that had beaten Florida, a RON ZOOK coached Florida team, the year before in Oxford and had won alot of football games on semi-big stages, including an Indy Bowl win over a much better Nebraska team than we were. There’s alot to say about a team that is used to winning semi-big games that propels you to winning bigger games. Ladies and Gentlemen, we have not won a big game since that day at Florida Field in 2003. I just don’t count ANY Vandy, South Carolina, or Mississippi State win as a win of any substance at this point.

  7. m4rebs Says:

    Farley, I’m terribly sorry, but I think I must not have seen what is going on with your child. My apologies, but from the sounds of it, it seems there are some medical issues. I will pray for you and your family. Put your trust in Jesus, His will be done. Thanks for the update, and again, my apologies for not knowing the circumstances. I would have started the prayers a long time ago.

  8. Bo Says:

    PA, hypothetically speaking, what would happen if Scott transferred after the Egg Bowl, but hadn’t played at OSU in 2008? Would he still be able to play in 2009 at Ole Miss?

    If that were the case, if Snead hadn’t played in the K State and A&M game while at Texas, he could have played for us in 2007?

    I thought the “sitting out a year” stuff was mandatory to discourage athletes from transferring…?

  9. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    Farley my prayers and thoughts are with you and family. The little guy is a tough one. He is fighting a tough battle now, but he has on his side one of the best, Jesus Christ, remember His stories in Scripture about the little children. Keep The Faith My Man!!..

    M4, not a little bit unrealistic, but realistic in the believe that the Rebels can give the Gators a good fight. As long as they don’t shoot themselves in the foot with those stupid mistakes. Ole Miss has a history of giving the Gators a battle. The Rebels beat the Gators, in the I believe the Gator bowl 7-3 in the early start of Ole Miss road to national fame under Coach Vaught. Over the years they have stood their own with the Gators. I believe that this will still continue. The Gators will be in for a tough battle Sat against the Ole Miss Rebels.

  10. farley662 Says:

    Thanks JB.

    Aedan was born with a heart defect m4. He had to have a shunt put in at 2 weeks. He’s improved everyday since then.

  11. djrebel Says:

    Farley glad you guys got what sounds like a good report. We’ll keep praying.

    Bo, sitting out a year is mandatory. It’s just that for the transfer who has already played, it becomes basically a redshirt year.

    If I understand it correctly, you have five years to play four, and if you transfer within the same level of play — like D1 to D1 — you must sit out a season.

    Obviously a sixth year comes into play if there are medical issues.

    — PA

  12. farley662 Says:

    I have a question concerning this. Do the guys get scholarships the entire time?

  13. will Says:

    I could see an NFL team inviting Parnell to try out at least. He has great size and if given time to adjust to the game he might get a spot on a practice squad.

  14. va reb Says:

    Farley, our prayers continue to be with you. It is amazing what modern medicine can do on heart problems. Our grandson is doing great…only one surgery and he just started soccer..God does great things. All the best. Larry

  15. n.o.reb89 Says:


    God is good!!

  16. donttouchatwire Says:

    Everybody talks about “RON ZOOK” coached teams at florida like they were just crap. Is Ron Zook such bad coach? He is winning at Illinois where thay have not had that kind of success in a while. He may not have won National championships at florida while there but Urban Meyer won one basically all Zook players.

  17. djrebel Says:

    Farley, yes, the players are on scholarship the entire time.

    Will, I could certainly see Parnell getting a look from some team. He certainly has the physical tools, and pro football is more about potential than what you accomplished at the previous level. I don’t know if Parnell’s talks have advanced past mere courtesy or if they will.

    — PA

  18. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    The spread is now 22.5.

  19. Tyler-for-Heisman Says:

    m4rebs is right.

    Point spreads are pretty much meaningless. They are bascially set at the point that the odds makers think they can get the most people to bet, because the more bets placed – the more money they earn. The only reason I keep mentioning it is because I thought it was ridiculosly high. Maybe Nutt can use that as motivation.

  20. farley662 Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes guy. The prayers have really helped.

  21. m4rebs Says:

    dontouch- yes Ron Zook is a good recruiter, and yes, Urban Meyer won a NC with Ron’s players, all the more reason to say he screwed up a good thing at UF. His teams were beaten when they should have been blowing opponents off the field. He lost to Miss. St. and Ole Miss, consistently (twice against Ole Miss) and my recollection is he never put UF in the SEC Championship game, which is unacceptable from UF standards if you’d ask a true Gator Fan. Ron is a good Big Ten caliber coach where you have a top-heavy strengthened league, and nobody in Champagne will complain when he loses to Northwestern as long as he gets Ohio St., Michigan, or Penn State every now and then. When you are at Florida, you don’t lose to Ole Miss and Miss. St caliber teams consistently and keep your job. I’m an Ole Miss fan, a realistic one, but I’m smart enough to figure that out.

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