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Ole Miss names Bo Wallace starting QB

Bo Wallace

Ole Miss may not know whether they will have last season’s leading rusher available for the season opener, but at least the Rebels officially know who will be under center.

Thursday afternoon, first-year head coach Hugh Freeze announced that Bo Wallace will start Saturday against Central Arkansas.  The redshirt sophomore had been involved in an offseason-long competition with junior Barry Brunetti, who transferred to the Rebels from West Virginia in January of last year and, after receiving a waiver for immediate eligibility from the NCAA, started two of the five games in which he played.

Wallace is a transfer as well, coming to the Rebels from the JUCO ranks in January of this year.  Wallace transferred down to that level after spending a season at Arkansas State, where Freeze was his offensive coordinator.

Wallace and Brunetti had been in what was described as “a dead heat” for the starting job since spring practice.

Randall Mackey started six games at quarterback last season, but was moved to running back for the 2012 season.  Zack Stoudt, who started the other four games not started by Brunetti and Mackey last season, quit football earlier this year due to “health-related issues.”

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5 Responses to “Ole Miss names Bo Wallace starting QB”
  1. Tommy K says: Aug 30, 2012 5:08 PM

    Wallace came to Ole Miss from East Mississippi Community College, not Arkansas State. And Freeze was the offensive coordinator at ASU when Wallace was there (2010) and not head coach. Freeze was only HC for the ’11 season, after Wallace had left.

  2. vols84 says: Aug 30, 2012 6:34 PM

    In before the “Bo knows football”

  3. jko54 says: Aug 31, 2012 8:48 AM

    Hey Tommy, I guess you got so excited about being able to leave a comment that you mis-read the article and then corrected the article that you mis-read. The article clearly states and I copy/paste/quote: ” Wallace transferred down to that level after spending a season at Arkansas State, where Freeze was his offensive coordinator.”… nowhere in there does it reference Freeze as the Head Coach, clearly and explicitly as the Offensive Coordinator. granted the EMCC you stated was correct…but hey, 50% isn’t bad from the correct side of the coin, but then 50% isn’t good when you correct someone and you are wrong. Just root for the Rebs and maybe learn to read a little better…okay? Cool.

  4. ghengy says: Sep 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    Congratulations Bo!

    They said he couldnt play in the SEC, nobody recruited him. He’s playing for the right guy. Good luck Bo!

  5. jko54 says: Sep 2, 2012 9:42 PM


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