The 2016 Ole Miss football team was considered weak at the linebacker position. However, if recruiting ends well, that group could eventually be a position of strength.
The defensive effort from the 2016 Ole Miss Rebels football team was lacking. However, there was a noticeable weakness at the linebacker level. Team tackling was abysmal. Even when the effort was there, the execution was off point.
Therefore, the fans are looking for any positive information to boost their spirits for the upcoming seasons. Well there is a chance that the very thing they were concerned about in 2016 could become an area of strength in future seasons.
The Rebels have been recruiting the linebacker position heavily this offseason. They won’t hit on each recruit. However, if they could sign five or six quality recruits, in a season or two the Rebels could possess the kind of linebackers they love having in Oxford. Then we could possibly see the rebirth of the Landshark defense.