Some thoughts on a Monday morning …
Is there a question as to who should be play quarterback more at Ole Miss? I remain firm in my belief that Bo Wallace is the better passer and because of that gives the receivers a better chance to make a positive impact in the game.
(Recent drops by receivers would be another topic entirely.)
In very few passing opportunities over the last two games, Barry Brunetti has had success. He was 1-for-1 at Auburn for a 4-yard gain. That’s not much of a measure. Going 3-for-4 against Texas A&M, one of them a 16-yard completion is a little bit more. That still doesn’t show a big picture of making reads and throwing downfield.
Obviously Brunetti is a great runner, and Wallace’s run game has been much less of an impact the last three games. Is that only about defenses scheming for him?
Wallace had some success on the ground at LSU last year, one run going for 58 yards and a touchdown. My guess is John Chavis, a veteran defensive coordinator, remembers that and has a plan in place to make things much harder for Wallace this year. LSU has had some defensive issues but was much better against Florida.
So, has Brunetti closed the gap and re-opened the quarterback conversation?