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VIDEO BLOG: Freeze, Scott talk Texas

BLOG — Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze held his weekly press conference Monday afternoon at the Manning Center on campus as the Rebels begin preparations for their upcoming trip to Austin to take on Texas Saturday.

In this video, Freeze talks about the challenges of preparing his offense for what should be a somewhat different look from the Texas defense, which is in the midst of an early-season coordinator change.

Texas (1-1) was gashed on the defensive side of the ball last week in its 40-21 loss at BYU, allowing nearly 700 yards of total offense to the Cougars with 550 of those coming on the ground. Manny Diaz was fired as Texas’ defensive coordinator Sunday, and the Longhorns have replaced him with former coordinator Greg Robinson, who served as Michigan’s defensive coordinator from 2009-2010 and coordinated Texas’ defense in 2004.

 

On the offensive side of the ball, Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace and running back Jeff Scott said the first-team offense isn’t lacking on confidence after the unit combined to put up 70 points in the first six quarters of the season (backups entered Ole Miss’ 31-13 victory over SEMO last week in the second half).

Below is a clip of Scott offering his take on the offense preparing to go up against a wounded Longhorn defense.

More from Freeze’s press conference will be in Tuesday’s print edition of the EAGLE. (September 9, 2013)

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