Monday, May 8

Happy Monday!

Remember the improvement that Matt Corral made from year one under Lane Kiffin to year 2?

It was the difference between a .500 season and a Sugar Bowl.

I’m not saying Jaxson Dart is Corral, but I am saying Ole Miss’ best hope for this fall is that Dart is ready to make that same jump.

If the QB decision had to be made today it would be Dart

“For Dart, everything seemed to slow down this spring, and his footwork, timing and rhythm were all improved. Ole Miss doesn’t have to name a starter until more than three months from now. But if that decision had to be made today, it would be Dart.”

The pressure is on Ayden Williams

Neal McCready writes that the dismissal of wide receiver Chris Marshall means the pressure will be on talented incoming freshman Ayden Williams to contribute.

“Williams, an incoming freshman from Ridgeland, Miss., is an elite talent, one of the brightest stars of Ole Miss’ recent signing class. It’s not fair to ask Williams to walk in and be an impactful player in September, but at this point, that’s probably the assignment.”

247 ranks Rebs 5th in SEC

Not much to read here, but 5th behind Tennessee, Alabama, LSU and Georgia isn’t bad.

Athletic also has Rebs 5th in SEC

The Rebels return quarterback Jaxson Dart, but added a couple of big portal pickups at the position in Walker Howard from LSU and the experienced Spencer Sanders from Oklahoma State. Zach Evans may be gone but Quinshon Judkins is a sleeper for the Heisman Trophy. The Rebels are hopeful new coordinator Pete Golding from Alabama can help shore up a defense that ranked 48th in yards per play last season.

Ole Miss still made millions on the Morgan Wallen concert(s)

In case you haven’t heard, Morgan Wallen says he wants to try to reschedule that cancelled concert. But even if he doesn’t, Ole Miss still made bank.