Ole Miss places four on ESPN’s writer’s All-SEC Bowl team

Neither Chad Kelly nor Laremy Tunsil made first-team All-SEC though you could have made a strong case for each.

Kelly had stiff competition at quarterback in Dak Prescott and Brandon Allen.

Neither will be back next year and Kelly will be a run-away choice for preseason All-SEC on any meaningful ballot.

There was an argument that Tunsil didn’t play in enough games to qualify. I get that. In compiling statistical categories there’s a minimum number of snaps to be played for consideration.

I can’t imagine anyone in college football this season was better at this job than Tunsil at his.

His impact on the Ole Miss season is amazing.

Well, ESPN.com writer Greg Ostendorf picked an SEC all-bowl team, and Kelly, Tunsil, Laquon Treadwell and Marquise Haynes all made the squad.

It’s all here.

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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  • Cal Bell

    Congratulations on nice Sugar Bowl victory. The big question is, with 3 top ten picks and one of the best QBs in Ole Miss history, how do you lose 3 games? Poor game planning, poor play calling and not so good of a scheme. Freeze is a good recruiter, but not a championship coach. But hey, you made the Sugar Bowl…thanks to a blocked punt vs Vandy and a freaky win over Bama.

  • Cal Bell

    With an overall SEC record of 17-15, I can see how coach Freeze is considered a great coach, to some. To drag a perennial loser up to two games above .500 is a herculean effort and I think he deserves to make at least 6 million. If his agent isn’t pressing the issue, he’s not doing his job. With all the job offers Freeze has had this season, it’s a wonder he’s still in Oxford.

    • Lee814

      I’ll definitely take Freeze over Dan Mullen any day. Both programs were in shambles when they took over the program. So let’s take a look at each coach’s record.
      First four years: Mullen: SEC 13-19 (40%), Overall 29-21 (58%)
      Freeze: SEC 17-15 (53%), Overall 34-18 (65%)
      Through his tenure at MSU Mullen is 26-30 in the SEC (46%) and 48-34 overall (59%). Mullen has had only one season with at least 5 wins in the SEC in his seven years. Freeze has already done it twice in four years. In seven years Mullen has beaten Sumlin (A&M) once, Miles (LSU) once, and is yet to beat Saban (Bama). In four years, Freeze has beaten A&M twice, LSU twice, and Alabama twice. He has also won 3 out of 4 against Mullen. So give me Freeze any day.

  • agingbiker

    CB, thanks so much for your thorough, penetrating, unique and unbiased insight. Hope you had a happy bowl season and wish you many more like it. :>)

  • bornarebel

    Some people can only make themselves feel better by criticizing others.

  • Cal Bell

    SEC regular season wins for the last 3 seasons with recruiting rankings in the west, the last three seasons in parentheses. Saban (#1) 21-3, Miles (#2) 14-10, Freeze (#3) 14-10, Mullen (#7)13-11, Malzahn (#4) 13-11, Sumlin (#5) 11-13, Bielema (#6) 7-17. Freeze has consistently out recruited Mullen by a lot and yet is only one game better vs. SEC teams….hmmmm who is a better developer of talent?

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