They don’t call him the portal king for no reason. Ole Miss football head coach Lane Kiffin landed another big-time player in the transfer portal this past weekend. Offensive lineman Quincy McGee from the University of Alabama-Birmingham will be transferring to Ole Miss he announced on Twitter.
A Hattiesburg native, McGee also attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before playing the previous two seasons at UAB. He will have one year of eligibility remaining.
The Rebel’s offensive line will get some much-needed help after losing two starters, potentially three with left tackle Jeremy James’ future up in the air with the team.
Departing left guard Nick Broeker and right tackle Mason Brooks will leave some big shoes to fill on an offensive line that was one of the best in the country at running the ball a year ago. The Rebel’s offensive line paved the way for 3,336 total rushing yards last season which was good enough for third in the country.
Three of the top four rushing yard leaders were the service academies who typically run the ball about 85-90 percent of the time. The Ole Miss football squad accomplished this feat running the ball at around 60 percent.
They also scored 33 total rushing touchdowns and and ran for 256.6 yards per game. This kind of success will undoubtedly be hard to replicate but the addition of the 6’4, 335 pound McGee will definitely help.
Quincy McGee earned second-team All-Conference USA honors this past season for the Blazers, where he played the majority of his snaps at right guard. He is the eighth incoming transfer for the Ole Miss football team so far this offseason. We are still early in the offseason so expect Kiffin to continue to bring in some veteran players in the portal this summer.
McGee is also the cousin of former wide receiver and Ole Miss great Donte Moncrief.