Every year, programs must replace key players.
This is a team-by-team look at 13 SEC programs (Chip Towers and Seth Emerson have UGA covered) and a key player who must be replaced this season.
Who replaces Senquez Golson? It’s tough to replace a player as important as Golson was for the Ole Miss defense last season.
Tee Shepard is being projected as the kind of player who can fill the void at cornerback left by Golson.
He’s been around, having signed with Notre Dame as a top prospect in 2012, but he transferred to Holmes Community College and then to Ole Miss.
Shepard likely would have started opposite Golson last year, but missed the season with a toe injury. He intercepted the final pass of the spring game.
“He’s going to be one of those breakout guys, I think,” former Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt told the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger.
Tony Bridges, who is a junior, also was a top prospect out of Mississippi Gulf Coast College and is expected to team with Shepard at cornerback.