OXFORD, Miss. — Throughout the offseason, Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin and players alike talked about the importance of having a “next man up” mentality. However, following Saturday’s wild win at Tennessee and Monday’s practice, those statements will be amplified going into this weekend’s SEC matchup against LSU.
The Rebels (5-1, 2-1 SEC) have reached the midway point of the season with hopes of winning the SEC West still intact. However, things won’t get any easier for them with injuries starting to pile up, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. Kiffin addressed those concerns when he, Dannis Jackson and Jake Springer met with the media following Monday’s practice.
“Offensive players played over 100 plays in the game for us. We were already extremely beat up. We’re not in good shape that way for this week. It is what it is. People from somewhere have to step up,” Kiffin said.