Ole Miss is still celebrating its win over Alabama from the weekend, but there is some reason for concern as well. Defensive back Tony Conner will miss at least the next four games after suffering a torn meniscus in the victory in Tuscaloosa. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday.
Conner had been starting at nickel for Ole Miss. He has been backed up by A.J. Moore on the depth chart. It is expected Moore will step in and start in Conner’s place until he is ready to return. Given the schedule in front of them, Ole Miss should be able to manage just fine the next four weeks.
Ole Miss will play host to Vanderbilt this week and visits Florida next week. Ole Miss returns to non-conference play after that with a home date with New Mexico State for homecoming. Ole Miss could have a tricky spot the following week when they visit a Memphis team that continues to play some good football and is riding a 10-game winning streak while making its case for the top Group of Five big bowl spot at the end of the season.
If Conner is able to retrun after that, he will do so just in time for a key SEC West battle with Texas A&M. The Aggies like throwing the football and have been looking solid in the early going this fall. A road game at Auburn and a home game against Arkansas follow before Ole Miss reaches the bye week in mid-November.