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Ole Miss Wednesday Practice Report: Braylon Sanders Discusses Stepping Into Bigger Role

Ole Miss is winding down its week of practice in preparation for an Auburn team that has lost back-to-back games and has had a tumultuous couple of weeks. Matt Luke updated the injuries, discussed the matchup with the Tigers and more. 

Some news and notes from Wednesday practice:

Injury notes:

— C.J. Miller will again be a game-time decision against Auburn this weekend with a sprained ankle he suffered two weeks ago against Louisiana-Monroe. Miller has not practiced this week and is still “limping around pretty good,” according to Luke. Miller being able to play on Saturday will be helpful for a really thin secondary that is seemingly piecing it together by the week.

— Victor Evans is also questionable, according to Luke.

— Austrian Robinson has yet to clear concussion protocol, but could still play against Auburn if he is cleared later this week.

Sanders discusses new role as a starter:

The loss of D.K. Metcalf has thrust Braylon Sanders further into the spotlight. The sophomore wideout has been silently productive this season with 12 catches for 247 yards and a touchdown, which is the way he prefers it. A.J. Brown called him a “sleeper.”

“I am a quiet guy that goes out and makes plays when the ball is in the air,” Sanders said. “Good ball skills, but I need to become more consistent in my breaks and I am getting more consistent with my blocking.”

Sanders had a 133-yard game against Southern Illinois when he started in place of an injured Damarkus Lodge. He really came onto the scene towards the end of last season. Sanders scored his first career touchdown against Texas A&M, which is when he felt like he arrived as a player. 

“I got all of the jitters out and became more comfortable on the field doing my job,” Sanders said.

Coatney talks Auburn offensive line, Arkansas adjustments:

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