About to get on the road to Oxford. Hugh Freeze will conduct is regular Monday presser at 11:30 followed by some players.
In the meantime …
Ole Miss gained a lot of notoriety for its explosive offense at the beginning of the season when it surpassed the 70-point mark in back-to-back non-conference games against Tennessee-Martin and Fresno State. The Rebels have also pinned 52 on New Mexico State.
The Rebels deserve a lot of credit for scoring 43 on Alabama. There were turnovers, yes, but those drives still required execution, and Ole Miss was able to finish drives with touchdowns while amassing 433 yards against the Tide.
We’re not seeing the same offense, and the trouble began the next week when the Rebels struggled past Vanderbilt.
At the same time, accurate quarterbacks have posted some incredible numbers against the Ole Miss defense.
In the games since Alabama against what I would call very good quarterbacks — Will Grier of Florida, although young, and Paxton Lynch — the Ole Miss secondary has been picked a part.
Grier was 24-for-29 passing, Lynch 39-for-53.
That’s a combined 63-for-82 … a stunning 76.8 percent completion rate.
Yes, injuries come into play here, but you should have backups capable of preventing such a high percentage.
Food for thought as the Rebels try to improve on the fly with good opposing quarterbacks coming down the stretch.