For those looking for the next big thing at the quarterback position, you’ll have to look somewhere other than Oxford.
Jeremy Liggins was a JUCO transfer who worked out at the quarterback position for Ole Miss this spring. While a JUCO transfer is normally not too big of a deal, the fact that Liggins is listed at 6-3, 296 pounds (winkwink nudgenudge) made it a big deal.
Liggins had been working as part of a Wildcat package as Bo Wallace is firmly entrenched as the Rebels’ starter. The Lorenzian experiment, however, appears to be over.
At the beginning of summer camp, Liggins was moved to tight end. With the opener against Boise State less than a week away, head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that there would be no Wildcat package involving Liggins.
“Jeremy is overwhelmed a bit with learning what he has,” coach Hugh Freeze said. “I just did not want to add on to that.”
Liggins will instead concentrate on the three packages that utilize him as a tight end, at least for now. Also for now, 6-1, 212-pound defensive back Anthony Alford, a former high school quarterback, will work out of the Wildcat when called upon.