FOOTBALL: Quick notes from the presser

While the Rebels celebrated their sixth win and bowl-eligibility – a first since 2003 – Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt says Sunday’s workout indicated that they are “still hungry” and will be focused on improving their bowl standing.

The Rebels have two chances to do that – Saturday at LSU and next Friday at home against Mississippi State.

Here’s what Nutt had to say on a few other topics.

On LSU’s comeback from a 31-3 deficit against Troy: “It starts with defense when you watch the film. They get turnovers, set up their offense in great field position and physically just wore them down. They really did a good job of running the football, hit a couple of play-action passes.

As far as their mindset, I don’t know what it will be, but I know what to expect, because I’ve been going against them for such a long time. I know the type of atmosphere there will be there.”

On his win last year with Arkansas against then-No. 1 LSU:
“That was a long time ago. You understand what you’re facing. You know the type of athletes they have. You can take the names off the jerseys from year to year, and they all look the same.”

On injuries: “The first group really didn’t play that much, so we expect everybody to be ready to go. We had a few bumps and bruises but nothing serious.”

Nutt said Shay Hodge (heel) and Jason Cook (concussion) looked good in Sunday’s workout. Hodge, the starting split end, was less than full strength against La.-Monroe and did not have a catch.
Cook, the starting fullback, was held out of offensive work but did get in on the extra-point team.

— Pa


5 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Quick notes from the presser”

  1. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    Yeah!!!As stated above, Coach Nutt went to Tigger Staduim last year and beat the #1 team. Why not this year with the Rebs altho LSU not #1 now. The Rebs know how to beat dem tiggers and so do Coach Nutt and probably other coaches on the Rebel team have defeated the tigger at one time or another along the trail.

  2. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    I remember one year when Ole Miss was playing LSU; A defensive lineman, by the name of Stan Hindman, recoverd the football and ran about 75 yards for a TD. Stan went on for a pro career with the SF 49er as defensive end and all pro. Just another one of the Ole Miss great football players that went to the next level and had great pro careers. Patrick Willis now. The list goes on and on.

  3. rebnutt Says:

    Mr Barbee
    Wasn’t Stan Hindman one of those guys that played both ways & was All-American as an Offensive Guard? I think he played defense at Ole Miss (#67?) as well, & you’re right, played there as a pro.
    Do you expect to see some new twists in the play-calling vs. LSU? I would hope Austin & Nutt have a few tricks & new looks for the boys this Sat. We keep hearing of new variations of the Wild Rebel, the screen, etc.–this would be the time to bring them out! I like that they threw to our TE more this past weekend, but am still concerned that on some crucial short yardage plays, we still don’t seem to blow the other side off the LOS enough.

  4. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    The Game with LSU that Hindman made that long TD run was 1963. The Rebs won 37-3. Yes, the OM web has Stan listed as C/G. In 1965 he was All-American along, also, with Ole Miss Great Billy Clay. The Rebs, thru out history, have never been short on suppling All-Americans.

    It appears that Coach Nutt and his staff are bring OM football back to national fame, along with the Basketball program in the leadership of Coach Kennedy, and Baseball with Coach Bianco. Not only these three sports program, but many others as well. GO REBS!!!!

  5. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    Also, one other quick note about Ole Miss is that they have supplied this nation with a whole bunch of pretty Southern Belles.

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