Quarterback race still wide open at Ole Miss

By Parrish Alford/NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – As the mid-way point of the second week arrives, there’s still not enough separation among three Ole Miss quarterbacks for Rebels coach Houston Nutt to name a starter.
Nutt said in the off-season that he hoped to have a starter named by the middle of camp. The Rebels are almost there.
“I like all three of them,” Nutt said. “I’m not afraid to put any of the three of them in the game. I know that’s hard to do. All of them are competing very hard. They’ve all gotten better. They know they’re in a battle.”
Nutt singled out the play of Randall Mackey following Wednesday’s workout. Mackey was the first quarterback to take snaps, a position held until now by Barry Brunetti.
“Mackey looks good. He’s really stepped it up the last two days,” Nutt said.
A number of players were unable to step up Tuesday, held out with injuries believed to be minor.
Among the missing were middle linebackers Ralph Williams and Mike Marry, opening the door for more practice time for freshman C.J. Johnson.

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