During the scrimmage portion of Wednesday’s practice at the Indoor Practice Facility the offensive and defensive players had been chirping at one another. Tempers escalated a bit when linebacker Keith Lewis tackled quarterback Barry Brunetti — wearing a green no-contact jersey, no less! — to the turf. Afterwards, head coach Hugh Freeze and linebackers coach Tom Allen said they don’t necessarily mind the spirited back-and-forth as long as the players know when to reel the emotions back in.
Other than the shoving match, there wasn’t much to report news-wise. Former Ole Miss defensive end Delvin Jones was at practice and the Ole Miss Spirit is reporting the 2010 signee has interest in walking on with the Rebels. The catch, however, is that it’s unknown if that interest is mutual.
Jones, after all, was dismissed by the former coaching staff on May 16, 2011 for a laundry list of reasons that was summed up with the typical “violation of team rules.”
After departing Ole Miss following the 2010 season, Jones spent 2011 at Coffeyville (KS) C.C. and played in three games at Louisiana-Lafayette last season (for what it’s worth, Jones is no longer listed on the Ragin’ Cajuns’ roster; UL-L’s sports information director Brian McCann confirmed Jones has “left the team” but declined to elaborate.).
Below is Wednesday’s post-practice interview with Freeze:
For more on Wednesday’s practice checkout the print edition of Thursday’s Oxford EAGLE. (December 19, 2012)