Thursday, 9 June 2005

Rebel RB woes continue

Vashon Pearson, the Rebels’ leading rusher last year (not that that’s saying much) didn’t make the grades last year and has been declared academically ineligible for what would have been his senior season. (þ: EDSBS) ‘Twas nice knowing you, Vashon.

It looks like the bulk of the running game will be in the hands of junior Jamal Pittman, who has had his own share of off-field troubles, but emerged from the spring as tied on the depth chart with Pearson after Coach O decided to give him a clean slate. So, if Pittman can keep himself out of trouble, the Rebels may still be in decent shape at RB; mind you, I’m not sure anyone expected anything much beyond another “rebuilding” year and a possible Bowl bid out of the team to begin with.


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[Permalink] 1. Orson Swindle wrote @ Thu, 9 Jun 2005, 12:03 pm CDT:

Aim higher-there are no certainties in the SEC West, and with a good defense and an offense willing to throw further than three yards at a time, Ole Miss is THE dark horse pick out of the SEC West.


Maybe… but I just don’t see Spurlock getting it done under center, unless he’s improved dramatically from last year (and everyone thought he was the Second Coming this time last year, too); the O-line was just decimated due to the draft; and the kicking game is nonexistent at this point, so field position and red zone play is going to be a real question mark.

Then again, I don’t see anyone else as being in spectacular shape in the West either; I think it’s safe to say nobody’s going to be co-national-champs from the West this year. And maybe without me in the stadium I won’t jinx things!

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