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VIDEO BLOG: Freeze breaks down ‘physical’ Wednesday practice

BLOG–With its showdown at Texas just three days away, the Ole Miss football team got “physical” in its practice Wednesday inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said.

Freeze met with the media for a few minutes afterward and elaborated a bit on the offense’s continued preparation for a new-look Texas defense, the injury status of wide receiver Vince Sanders (collarbone) and offensive lineman Pierce Burton (ankle), the offensive line as a whole and more. Here’s a short video.

Freeze also said senior cornerback Charles Sawyer, who was arrested and charged with a DUI early Sunday morning, won’t make the trip.

Offensive coordinator Dan Werner, who’s responsible for trying to patch together a game plan for Texas’ defense under new coordinator Greg Robinson, said the Rebels have been preparing for some of what Texas ran under former coordinator Manny Diaz and some of what Robinson will bring to the table. Robinson has been on the job since Sunday after taking over for Diaz, who was fired after the Longhorns yielded nearly 700 yards of total offense in their 40-21 loss at BYU.

“We’re trying to sprinkle in a little bit of (what Robinson may run), too,” Werner said during his meeting with reporters. “Just be ready for anything basically.”

Werner is below.

Ole Miss and Texas are set to kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday from Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. The game can be seen on the Longhorn Network and also locally on WREG Channel 3 out of Memphis. (September 11, 2013)

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