VIDEO BLOG: It’s win or go home time for the Ole Miss football team.Monday, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze discussed the 41-35 loss at No. 8 LSU and the Rebels’ upcoming rivalry game against No. 25 Mississippi State.
Freeze was complementary of the Bulldogs (8-3 overall, 4-3 SEC) and had a few typical comments about the Egg Bowl.
Really, the biggest news to come from the regularly scheduled press conference, was the part about practices being closed and players being off limits to the media for the first time this season.
Freeze later said a select group of players will be made available for interviews.
“There is so much little ‘yah-yah’ that can get started,” Freeze said before adding the ban was to protect the kids from saying something that could be taken the wrong way.
On the injury front, Freeze is hopeful cornerbacks Wesley Pendleton and Charles Sawyer, and tight end Jamal Mosley, will be available against Mississippi State. Defensive end C.J. Johnson is expected to play after being held out against LSU.
Asked about the health of quarterback Bo Wallace, Freeze said he’s about the same as the last three weeks, before adding he’s ‘definitely not 100 percent’ but he’s no better and no worse.
One other tidbit of note: Freeze said the staff is considering a different punt returner after junior Korvic Neat struggled at LSU last weekend.
Below is a brief video of Freeze’s opening statement plus his response to two questions.
For more from Monday’s press conference, checkout Tuesday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (November 19, 2012)