Ole Miss football and quarterbacks seem to go hand in hand and recently I had a chance to speak with former quarterback Jevan Snead.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost ten years since Ole Miss went to back-to-back Cotton Bowls in 2009 and 2010. Last week I had the pleasure to interview the Rebel’s starting quarterback in those years, Jevan Snead. We not only talked at length about his days at Ole Miss, but we even delved into his High School Days where he led Stephenville High School to the state of Texas playoff semifinals in 2005 versus Highland Park and their quarterback, Matthew Stafford.
Having children at Highland Park, I attended that game, which is the best high school game I’ve ever seen. We discussed his recruitment as he committed to Florida until they got a commitment from Tim Tebow. Urban Meyer had told Jevan he was their guy and Tebow would play another position. Yeah right! Jevan recounts his early days with the Texas Longhorns where he battled Colt McCoy for the starting job. When it became obvious McCoy was Mack Brown’s guy, Jevan decided to transfer to a school that needed a quarterback.
Snead Becomes A Rebel
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Jevan ultimately narrowed his many choices down to Ole Miss and TCU. Listen as Snead recounts his recruitment by Ole Miss head coach Ed Orgeron and Offensive Coordinator Dan Werner. We discuss the legendary tales of Ed Orgeron and how he looked forward to playing for him. Jevan recalls his reaction when Ole Miss hired Houston Nutt along with his reputation of running the ball.
Jevan stayed with Ole Miss and he talked at length about how good that 2008 team that led to a Cotton Bowl victory in his home state over Texas Tech. Listen as Jevan talks about the high expectations for the 2009 team and the ups and downs of that season. Jevan told me about his decision to come out early for the NFL and his thoughts about if he would make that same decision again.
We wrapped things up with a discussion about the scandals in college football and I asked him if he thought players were getting extra benefits that are against NCAA rules. Finally, Jevan gives us his prediction on the Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech game this weekend. Click on the link below to hear the interview.
Naturally it is always good to have a chance to pick the brain of one of the most successful QBs in Ole Miss football history. Jevan Snead is one of those who made is mark on Rebels fans and the record books. In his two seasons Snead threw for 5,394 yards and 46 TDs which ranks 7th on the All-time list for career yards and 4th All-time for career TDs. Jevan Snead without doubt was an exciting and fun former Rebels QB to watch. Jevan Snead was also fun to talk to and he loves Ole Miss football. Hotty Toddy!