Mosley’s slow start | Ole Miss Sports

Jamal Mosley has been described as a tight end with NFL skills, but he hasn’t had many catches over the first half of the season.

Mosley had four catches for 26 yards over the first two games, one for a short touchdown against Southern Illinois, then went three games without a catch.

“That is kind of frustrating, but I’m focused on the team right now. We’re going through a whole bunch of stuff offensively, defensively. I can’t just look at my statistics right now and be mad about it. The only statistic that counts is winning right now. We’re 2-4. I can’t just worry about all that other stuff, me catching the ball, this and that or whatever. We’re trying to win, trying to get this season going.”

Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt raved about Mosley (6-6, 240) on signing day after picking him up from Northwest Community College where he had 42 catches for 350 yards and four touchdowns last year.

He caught five passes for 57 yards as a freshman at Oklahoma State.

Mosley caught a pass for an 8-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage against Alabama. It was his only catch of the night, but it wasn’t for lack of trying to get him the ball. Nothing much worked for Ole Miss against Alabama, and throwing to the tight end was no different than anything else.

“I was supposed to be a part of the plan,” Mosely said. “We just couldn’t get a lot of good plays called in for the tight end this game due to us shooting ourselves in the foot, getting sacked or whatever. Then we’re in second-and-15, second-and-this and that, and it’s hard to get the tight end the ball when you’re in situations like that as an offensive coordinator.”

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