Rash of injuries leave Ole Miss scrambling to solidify offensive line
How badly have injuries ravaged the Ole Miss offensive line?
The Rebels’ new center hasn’t ever snapped in a live game, for starters.
A string of October injures has forced coach Hugh Freeze and his staff to continually shuffle his offensive line. After saying Monday that his team “didn’t have an offensive line for practice,” Freeze took a light-hearted approach to the situation when asked about it Wednesday.
“Well, we’ve got five,” he joked.
Sophomore Javon Patterson and senior JUCO transfer Jacob Feeley will fill in at center in place of Sean Rawlings. Rawlings, the usual starter at right tackle, had moved to center while Robert Conyers deals with a knee injury.
Right guard Jordan Sims suffered an ankle injury before key backup Daronte Bouldin went down with a hip pointer. Rod Taylor’s injury has forced true freshman Greg Little into action at left tackle.
“This is one of those years injuries have just followed us around,” Freeze said Monday.
At least Ole Miss gets a break from the grind of the SEC as it hosts Georgia Southern at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday.