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Bo Wallace Clear Front-Runner For Starting QB Position

The scene was a chilly, overcast Saturday as the Ole Miss football team suited up for the 2012 Bancorp South Grove Bowl last weekend. All of the work during spring practices leads up to this, and first year Head Coach Hugh Freeze was looking to see improvements.

Coming off only a two-win season, the fans in the Ole Miss family join Freeze in looking for improvements. “I am just ready to win. I want us to do well more than anything” is what lifelong Rebel fan Peyton Parks had to say. He made the trip from Clinton, Mississippi to see the Grove Bowl. Parks continued by saying “It is getting to the point where its too frustrating to even come anymore”. That is one thing that is getting to the administration of the football program.

One of the first things Coach Freeze said in his press conference back on December 5th is that he knows the situation we are in, and he is ready to lead us out of the wilderness.  Rebel fans got to see a glimpse of how the trip from the wilderness is going on Saturday.

There were many new faces around the football team, including transfer Quarterback Bo Wallace. Wallace went 16-26 passing with 240 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

“I thought Bo had the best day. I thought he functioned very well and kept us on schedule for the most part”, is what Hugh Freeze had to say about his new Quarterback in the post-game press conference. Wallace also added an interception to his stats as well. It is clear though that he shined the most out of the quarterbacks.

Returning Quarterback Randall Mackey threw only two passes for a total of 44 yards, and it is clear he really is no longer in the running for the starting position. Bo Wallace’s production put him in first in the quarterback race for starter.

Wallace was involved in an off-campus altercation at The Connection Apartments pool complex a few weeks ago, making many think his role on the football team was in serious danger.  Coach Hugh Freeze decided not to discipline Wallace due to the fact that the fight was seriously one sided.

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