Thursday, October 04, 2007

Change in Line Up

(Oxford Eagle)True freshman safety Johnny Brown could get his chance to shine this weekend when the Ole Miss football team hosts Louisiana Tech in the Rebels’ Homecoming game Saturday at 1 p.m.Brown was wearing the first-team jersey at Wednesday’s practice, replacing sophomore Kendrick Lewis, who worked with the second team Wednesday.Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron said after practice that the change is not permanent but that he was experimenting and would review the things Thursday and Friday before making a final decision about personnel.He did say though that he likes what he has seen in Brown.“He’s a good athlete,” Orgeron said. “He can make some plays, and he’s learned the defense pretty well for a freshman. He’s still not there, but we think he’s going to be a good one.“He was a good running back in high school and he has a lot of confidence. He does well in space.”Senior Thomas Eckers was also working out as first-team center, with former starter Corey Actis at second team. Eckers started last week against Georgia, although Orgeron would not say why Actis did not play against the Bulldogs.