Ole Miss Football: A New Offensive Look Up Front For The Bama Game

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19: Robert Foster /

Ole Miss football will meet Bama in Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night. The Rebels will look a little different up front on the offensive line.

In the game against Cal we saw the repercussions of Ole Miss football losing their starting center Sean Rawlings. Of course, there were a number of false start penalties which were called against the Rebels. Penalties killed our momentum and extremely affected the up-tempo Ole Miss Rebel offense.

With the season-ending injury to Eli Johnson against UT-Martin, only Javon Patterson was left to make the snaps in the Cal game. However, we all watched the same game and saw how the rhythm of the Ole Miss offense was jeopardized. Don’t worry. With a bye-week Ole Miss as found the solution to the problem.

Enter Jordan Sims

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Although Sean Rawlings is stated to be “a game-time decision” by Matt Luke for the Bama game, Ole Miss fans shouldn’t hold their breath. In fact junior Jordan Sims will be making the snaps for the Bama game unless Rawlings finds his way onto the field.

Junior Jordan Sims is no stranger to offensive line duty. Sims started 11 of 12 games last season. However, he was restricted to guard and tackle play. Sims was also a part of the 2015 Ole Miss team which defeated Bama in Tuscaloosa. He is well aware of what’s at stake when the Rebels take the field Saturday night at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

This stands to be a pivotal position to be played by Sims against the Tide. At 6’4″ and 330 lbs Sims is a formidable blocker and will prove to be an asset to the Ole Miss line should he play the position well.

After the debacle at Cal with losing Rawlings, we desperately need somebody who can handle the snaps. Going up-tempo works great for Ole Miss when we have a solid center. As stated earlier we all know what losing a starting center can do to our tempo and momentum. However, I believe Jordan Sims can handle the task. I also believe the Ole Miss coaching staff has faith in his abilities. If not he wouldn’t be starting.

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Ole Miss takes the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium as the the Rebels face No.1 ranked Bama. Kickoff is set for 8pm CT and will be televised on EPSN. Hotty Toddy!