Ole Miss Football: Three Things We Learned From The LSU Game

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 21: Darrel Williams
OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 21: Darrel Williams /
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Mistakes Happen

There are some days when everything seems to fall into place. However, there are also days in which it seems nothing can go right and whatever can go wrong ultimately will. The latter has  pretty much been the case for Ole Miss football since SEC Media Days before the 2016 season. Ole Miss has been on a downhill slide and we really have no idea when the bottom will come.

Yesterday against the LSU Tigers we saw it happen in hi-def as once again the Rebels fell short. We looked terrible on both sides of the ball but especially on offense. There were moments when Ole Miss looked overwhelmed and lost on offense. It’s obvious now, Ole Miss OC Phil Longo had no answer to the problems.

As talented as Ole Miss is on the offensive side of the ball, they are young and still prone to making mistakes. It’s on the coaching staff to have them ready and they weren’t ready. We saw a flurry of drops by the best WR corp in the SEC. We saw frustration on the part of sophomore Shea Patterson as he was asked to play injured.

Of course, anybody in their right mind could see he was in incredible pain and being forced to throw off his back foot. Naturally, this resulted in Shea leaving the game prior to the half for Jordan Ta’amu to finish out the first half. It’s a widely shared opinion Shea should have been removed much earlier due to his knee injury. However, he played thru much of the second half despite his knee. Which brings us to the number one thing we saw.