Finding a QB was already a concern for Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze heading into 2012. We took a complete look at the contenders -- Barry Brunetti and Bo Wallace -- here, but Saturday's scrimmage cast even more doubt on who will win the starting job, and if that person can be effective in the SEC.
The stats weren't pretty. Wallace was 11 of 24 for 145 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Brunetti wasn't any better. He was 12 of 25 for 94 yards with two interceptions as well.
Here's what Freeze told the Jackson Clarion Ledger after the scrimmage:
“I didn't feel good about either one of them. We're a long way from where we need to be at that position … It wasn't necessarily bad reads, there were just some bad throws.”
Wallace said Saturday's scrimmage was an example of his whole experience in fall camp. The good has been mixed in with the bad.
“(It's been) inconsistent,” the junior college transfer told the Clarion Ledger. “I come out and have great periods and then I'll have an off period. It could be just one period a day I'm not very good. I have to be consistent every period, I have to stay focused in practice.”
Time is beginning to run short for the Rebels to find some consistency at that spot. Thankfully for Freeze, Ole Miss opens against Central Arkansas, giving the Rebels a chance to have a test run with their new QB. That won't last long, though. Games against Texas and Alabama are looming in the first six weeks of the season.
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