Off to the Races

Former Ole Miss quarterback Maikhail Miller has gotten off to a great start with the Murray State Racers, an FCS program.

From Mother Ship, Gene Phelps caught up with Miller, the former Itawamba AHS star.

Miller said he felt like it was time to move on from Ole Miss. I think that was a correct read on the events, but I do think Miller could have helped the Rebels as a short-yardage runner.

There’s just not enough action with such a specialty role for a guy trying to play every down. It’s also not a big enough role to try and encourage a guy to stay in the program. Ole Miss can find others to do that. In fact, Hugh Freeze believes I’Tavius Mathers can be that guy.

The perimeter run game was working so well in Austin that we really didn’t see many third-and-short situations. The Rebels were successful in the ones they saw. Mathers converted a third-and-1 with a 6-yard rush; Bo Wallace converted third-and-3 with a 6-yard rush; Barry Brunetti converted third-and-1 with a 2-yard run.

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Cid Riley

    Here’s a couple of classic Rebels…Jerry Dean “Jake” Gibbs and of course Steve Sloan. Gibbs is why I am to this day a huge Yankee’s fans.

  • JB

    Jake Gibbs was a good one – yep I used to be a Yankee baseball fan, night and day way before the Ole Miss klan became Yankee players Ole Miss had another Yankee player, an outfielder Jack Reed. MIckey Mantle, Yoga Berra and manager Casey Stengel my favorites. I will throw Billy Martin into this Yankee group. Steve Sloan was not a Rebel he was just one of those past coaches who lead Ole Miss further into the wilderness. Sloan an Alabama man. I often wondered how a Johnny Reb like me could took sides with the Yankees, but I did.

  • Cid Riley

    Operation Frequent Winds took alot of good men’s lives…Siagon, 1975.

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