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Preseason Football - Rebels prepare for Saturday's scrimmage, Golson returns

Ole Miss held its last practice of fall camp Friday afternoon, and head coach Houston Nutt was pleased with how camp went.

“I thought we’ve had a good camp,” Nutt said. "I thought our guys for the most part brought it every day.

"They played extremely hard and got better. Besides a couple of nagging injuries, it really couldn’t have been a better camp.”

With practices for fall camp done, Ole Miss will wrap up the preseason with a scrimmage Saturday night at 6 p.m. inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. After the scrimmage, Ole Miss will turn the page and start preparing for the season opener against BYU on Sept. 3.

“I’m looking forward to finishing off strong tomorrow with a good scrimmage,” Nutt said. “We’ll go about the same amount of plays we did last week and everyone will get to play.”

Golson returns to practice

It has been a whirlwind week for Senquez Golson and the talented cornerback was glad to be back at Ole Miss practice after turning down a substantial offer from the Boston Red Sox on Monday.

“I’m glad to be back,” Golson said. “I feel kind of slow, I guess, because I haven’t been running the last past couple days but I’m happy to be back out here.”

Golson flew to Boston Monday morning to meet with the Red Sox and to continue negotiating for a potential contract at Fenway Park.

“It was a long day, a very long day,” Golson said of Monday. “We probably sat around and talked about contracts from 5 p.m. to 12 (midnight).”

More than anything, Golson said he was just glad to have the decision behind him.

“Now I can concentrate on one thing rather than going back to my dorm and thinking about what I wanted to do,” Golson said.“I can’t look back now. I just have to go with the decision and roll with it. Now that it is done, I feel a lot better. I can relax a little bit.”