Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson met with the Oxford media on Wednesday to discuss the Rebels’ upcoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Patterson gave the Commodores’ secondary quite a compliment when asked what he’s noticed about that unit.

“They’re kind of like Alabama,” he said. “They’re not going to make mistakes. They’re not going to beat themselves. They’re very disciplined and well-coached.”

Patterson said Vandy’s secondary looks pretty similar to how it did last year, scheme-wise. He also noted that last week’s game against Auburn could help this week.

“Coach Luke’s speech at halftime of the Auburn game really gave us a boost,” Patterson said.

When asked if he thought that boost would carry over into this week’s game, Patterson said he thought it would.

“For sure,” he said. “We still lost by three touchdowns, but we got a little bit of our confidence back. Obviously not a positive outcome, but better than we did against Alabama.”

Ole Miss hosts Vanderbilt at 3:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.