September 14, 2007

Five questions for RebelSports.net's Dave Childers

RebelSports.net's Dave Childers, the Ole Miss Publisher on the Rivals network, was kind enough to field member questions on the Commodores' matchup with the Rebels on Saturday. Here are Childers' in-depth answers to your burning questions--a members-only exclusive!

From Andrew Kerr: "I've heard that Ole Miss is very concerned about their defense after the last two games, however, I would like to know specifically which are the areas of greatest concern and which are the areas of relative strength?"

Childers' answer:"After giving up 436 yards to Memphis and 548 yards to Missouri, there's reason to be concerned. Against Memphis, Ole Miss shut them out in the first half and then limited Missouri to just a field goal in the last 28 minutes of the game. So, there are some positives.

"It's just what happened between, where the Rebels gave up big chunks of yards and plenty of points, that has coaches concerned. The Rebels lost all three linebackers from last year (Patrick Willis, the No. 11 overall NFL selection, Rory Johnson who signed a free agent contract with Green Bay, and Garry Pack, the former Mississippi Player of the Year). Willis and Johnson combined for 231 tackles last year.



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