Defense dominates Rebels’ first spring scrimmage

“Typically, every spring, the defense is always a little bit further ahead at this point,” Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix said. “I don’t know. From an execution standpoint, I think we had some missed assignments but the thing we were most proud of was their enthusiasm and the way they flew around to the ball.”

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said the Rebels’ offense has “a thousand miles to go,” adding that while the results Friday were “what we expected, we’ve got to pick it up.”