As expected, Ole Miss won’t have one of its top defensive backs when it takes on a reeling Texas squad this weekend.
Head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed Wednesday that cornerback Charles Sawyer will not travel with his teammates when the Rebels head to Austin for its matchup with the Longhorns. The senior was arrested shortly after Ole Miss’ win this past Saturday and charged with driving under the influence.
It was not specified by Freeze whether Sawyer didn’t make the trip because of the drunk-driving arrest or a health issue. A shoulder injury limited him in the season opener against Vanderbilt and kept him out of this past weekend’s game against Southeast Missouri.
Freeze has said that the corner will be facing discipline from the team as a result of the incident.
Over the past two seasons, Sawyer has started all 25 games for the Rebels.
It wasn’t all negative on the personnel front for Ole Miss, however, as Freeze stated that wide receiver Vince Sanders will likely make his 2013 debut Saturday. Sanders, who was the Rebels’ second-leading receiver last season, suffered a broken colarbone early on in summer camp.