Ole Miss Football: Bo Wallace Should Have His Best Season Yet

By Matt Maddux
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Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace has played the past few seasons with a nagging shoulder injury. Wallace passed for 40 touchdowns in the past two seasons despite having a bum shoulder. He has been a bright spot for the Rebels, bringing them out of the bottom of the SEC.

Wallace has received a lot of criticism from fans, but has only played in a few games at full strength. The Rebels’ signal caller missed last spring after having shoulder surgery on his throwing arm. He managed to play through the 2013 with pain, proving that he is tough enough to succeed against the SEC defenses. After another surgery, Wallace claims that he is feeling 100 percent again.

In 2014, Wallace should have his best season as a Rebel. He still needs to work on several things. Although he has been proficient throwing the football, many of his incompletions were interceptions. In his sophomore season, Wallace threw 17 interceptions as the starting quarterback. The 2013 season was a little better for Wallace, but he still managed to throw 10 interceptions.

The veteran quarterback will have to look for another go-to receiver after the departure of Donte Moncrief, who led the team in receiving with 938 yards and six touchdowns. Luckily for Wallace, he has Laquon Treadwell returning for his sophomore season. The talented receiver has all the intangibles you look for in a great wide receiver. Don’t be surprised if Treadwell has a breakout season in 2014.

If Wallace can work on these few things, he should have a great senior season. After playing through pain most of his career and still being productive, there is no telling how successful he can be at full strength. Rebel fans should be excited for the 2014 season. A fully healthy Wallace could be great for the team.

Matt Maddux is a SEC Football writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @Maddux247 , “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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