WATCH: Evans to step up in absence of Jones, Roach talks defensive line play

Donta Evans will likely play every snap in the first half of Saturday’s game against Texas A&M. With sophomore Jacquez Jones out for the first half because of a targeting penalty he committee in the loss to Missouri, Ole Miss is thin at linebacker.

Evans, a senior, discusses his preparation and gives his perspective on Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond.

Defensive line coach Freddie Roach assessed his unit’s play in the loss to Missouri, how to account for Tariquious Tisdale’s absence (Tisdale will also sit a half because of targeting) an how the defensive line can tackle better.

Scottie Phillips doesn’t mind getting fewer carries in a more crowded backfield. He thinks it keeps him fresher as the Rebels wade deeper into the season.