Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Things Not Looking Good In Oxford

Well, well, what do you know? We are only two weeks into the football season and Rebel fans are already talking about "next year." During this offseason, Coach O signed the nation's top JUCO quarterback, Brent Schaeffer and brought in two coaches from Miami, Dan Werner and Art Kehoe after Larry Coker of Miami showed them the door. All was going to be good in Oxford this fall, right? Wrong. The Rebels defense is currently ranked 104 out of 119 teams in yards allowed and the offense is ranked 102 nationally in yards gained, leaving the Rebels with the dubious distinction of being one of only 6 schools in I-A to be ranked 100 or lower in both categories. And it's not like the Rebels have faced two juggernauts early in the season - Memphis and Missouri. Schaeffer has struggled mightily as I expected completing only 44% of his passes, but the defensive struggles under Coach O's watchful eyes are surprising to me. I understand Ole Miss fans believe the guy is recruiting highly talented players into the program, but I just don't think this guy can get the job done. Ole Miss would be smart to cut their ties with Coach O soon, before the Ole Miss program becomes even more of a mockery.


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