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.