Sunday, August 19, 2007

SEC Preview, Part 2: The SEC Crapper- Ole Miss

Ole Miss

Overview: Coach O is on the hot seat this year and is in great need of a bowl game. It wouldn’t be impossible to enter post season play with their favorable schedule.

Unlike their cross-state rivals Ole Miss has not had a problem convincing talent to play in Oxford. Rivals rated their last three classes at 27, 16, and 30. However, the Rebels need to come up with a more consistent offense and a defense that can stop the run if they are going bowling this season.

Offense: Last season all the talk was about 5-star QB Brent Schaeffer, but after struggling behind center he will be moving to wide receiver. The bad news is that there is still no one to play QB, which is a must after Schaeffer only completed 47% of his passes a year ago. The good news on offense is that the Rebels have a few decent running backs that should be running behind a good offensive line.

Defense: Holy crap, what in the hell are we going to do? This is probably what the Ole Miss coaching staff has been saying to themselves the past couple of weeks. The defense was supposed to step up this season but with zero starting linebackers back and a weak secondary, the Rebs may be running for cover on defense. The only positive news is that the defensive line may not get blown off the ball as much as last season.

Conclusion: If the Rebs can pull an upset over Vanderbilt or Missouri they could make a bowl game. But with so many questions on defensive and a total joke at QB, this team will probably take down the goal posts when they beat Miss. State at the end of the season.

Lamar’s pick: Final record will be 5-7 and they will finish second to last in the SEC West.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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