Saturday, July 28, 2007

Media Daze

SEC Media Days wrapped up yesterday with Ole Miss being on the final day. The only interesting thing that came out of the Ole Miss press conference was Coach O's statement that if Brent Schaeffer does not cut it at quarterback in fall camp, he will be looked at elsewhere on the field. Another Rebel fan recently made me aware of this situation based on recent interviews he had read from several players. Does any one really think Schaeffer will line up at wide receiver and give it his all this year? I like O's decision of going ahead and laying this out on the table. If only another former Ole Miss coach, would have had the knowledge and wisdom to move a below average quarterback to wide receiver instead of playing the three headed monster.

(Clarion Ledger) HOOVER, ALA. — If Brent Schaeffer doesn’t win the starting quarterback job, the Ole Miss senior could be getting playing time at another position this season.Ole Miss coach Ed Orgeron, speaking at Southeastern Conference Media Days this morning, didn’t deny a position switch is a possibility when asked if Schaeffer could help the Rebels at other positions in 2007.“Obviously, we’d like to put our best players on the field,” Orgeron said in reference to Schaeffer. “We have to see if that happens.”Schaeffer was named the starter before he arrived on campus last season, but suffered through an inconsistent year.He started every game, but was replaced in the second half of the final two games by backup Seth Adams. Ole Miss opened the quarterback job in the spring and Orgeron has said Adams has a leg up on the competition entering next week’s preseason camp.“I don’t know if it was lack of experience in the offense or whatever it is,” Orgeron said. “I’m not going to make any excuses. But we don’t have any more time to figure it out. He needs to figure it out. If he doesn't somebody else will be the quarterback."When asked if the Rebels have considered moving Schaeffer to receiver and if the quarterback has been running routes this summer, Orgeron said, “we don’t know that, yet. We’re going to give him a chance to win the starting job at quarterback.”