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Day 2 of bowl practice in the books

VIDEO BLOG: Ole Miss wrapped up Day 2 of its BBVA Compass Bowl on Tuesday.

For a second straight day the Rebels (6-6 overall) spent the day in doors and practiced as much on themselves as they did their upcoming opponent.

In particular, many of the youngsters — guys like walkon running back Carlos Davis, redshirt freshmen Temario Strong, Kameron Wood and Robert Conyers, and redshirt junior Carlos Thompson — continue to get worked into their respective rotations.

With Bo Wallace sidelined once again to rest his arm, Barry Brunetti and Maikhail Miller handled the quarterbacking and Miller in particular seemed to continue to show promise.

“He has a much better understanding now, particularly for the amount of reps that he got,” Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said. “I think he has improved drastically.”

Asked specifically if Davis, who came on late in the season for the Rebels as a standout on special teams, was on the same level as the other running backs, Freeze pumped the breaks a bit.

“I wouldn’t say that just yet. He’s just so new to the whole process,” Freeze said. “He doesn’t know which way to go right now and we have to tell him everything, but there’s no question he has the speed you want at this level.”

One play in particular Davis flashed his speed when he took a handoff around the left side of the line and beat the defense down the sideline for a touchdown.

Below are videos of Freeze and senior defensive end Jason Jones discussing bowl practice, among other topics.:

For more on Tuesday’s bowl practice checkout Wednesday’s print edition of the Oxford EAGLE. (December 18, 2012)

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