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Rebels Lose 2 Defensive Starters For The Season

Alabama doesn’t just beat teams.  The Tide beat teams up.

Following a 52-7 throttling at the hands of Bama, Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt announced yesterday that senior captains Marcus Temple (cornerback) and Wayne Dorsey (defensive end) have been lost for the season.  Temple broke his right ankle, Dorsey his right arm during Saturday’s loss.

“Two really good players and two captains that have done a lot for us,” Nutt said.”

The Rebels now rank dead last in the SEC in total defense allowing 442 yards per game.  They are 10th in pass defense, but their rush defense sits in 12th place following Alabama’s 389-yard explosion on Saturday.

With Temple and Dorsey now out, it’s probably time to make the following introduction: Bad, meet Worse.

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SEC Headlines – 8/12/11 Part Three

1.  South Carolina freshman safety Brison Williams broke his arm at practice yesterday.  (The latest reports say he will likely miss the season.)

2.  Florida quarterback John Brantley says he’s still got confidence.

3.  Here’s an update on UF’s preseason camp so far.

4.  Linebackers are a priority for Will Muschamp.

5.  By the numbers, there’s plenty of room for improvement in Gainesville this fall.

6.  Day-to-day with a groin injury, Georgia freshman Isaiah Crowell believes he can have a Marcus Lattimore-like impact this season.

7.  The rest of UGA’s freshmen are holding up okay physically, but learning their playbooks is a challenge.

8.  Juco transfer “Big John” Jenkins is facing high expectations at nose tackle.

9.  After a visit with Oregon’s coaches in April, Dan Mullen is speeding up how his Bulldogs practice.

10.  MSU expects redshirt freshman receiver Jameon Lewis to play a lot this fall.

11.  Rick Stansbury’s Bulldogs are still undefeated in Europe.

12.  State president Mark Keenum believes we’ve reached a “turning point in college athletics.”

13.  Ole Miss’ quarterback trio has “been real up and down, hot and cold,” according to O-coordinator David Lee.

14.  Yesterday was one of the “up” days for the Rebel QBs according to Houston Nutt.

15.  Defensive back Wayne Dorsey is excited about improvements he intends to make this fall.

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