Schedule: The Rebels begin spring practice at 4 p.m. CT on Tuesday and will wrap up with the annual Grove Bowl at noon CT on April 11 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. No practices will be held the week of March 8-15 during the school’s spring break. Select practices will be available to the media. The only practice open to the public is the spring game. What’s new: The coaching staff remained largely intact for the second straight offseason with the exception of former linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Tom Allen, who left to become the defensive coordinator at South Florida.
College football players across the country enter spring practice with the mentality that they have something to prove. But there are some cases in which that mindset makes more sense than others. Here are 10 situations in the SEC in which players need to send a message, loudly and clearly: Quarterback Chad Kelly, Ole Miss: Kelly is a classic “something to prove” prospect this spring. Talent is not the question with Kelly, who transferred from East Mississippi Community College in January.
While many of the nation's best in the Class of 2016 were known commodities headed into the 2014 season, prospects still develop at different rates and appear on the national radar at different times. This spring, there are a number of ultra-talented prospects who will bring out college coaches by the dozens: Damion Dickens, DE ESPN Junior 300 ranking: No. 93 Dickens is an elite athlete for his size. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder can run the 40-yard dash in 4.
So the Head Ball Coach is on Twitter now. Should we expect piping hot takes or the candor that we've become accustomed to from Steve Spurrier press conferences? Probably not. "It's going to be more for promotional type stuff, maybe telling one of our players 'way to go' or something like that," Spurrier told Chris Low. "I'm not big putting all my business on the street." Those who know Spurrier for his candor are understandably excited about the development.
There are no games scheduled for today.