Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is the key player for the Rebels in 2014.
Wallace is the dean of all SEC quarterbacks, and he leads all signal callers with 6,340 passing yards and 40 touchdowns. However, he also leads the SEC with 27 interceptions, 14 more than the next closest passer.
Hugh Freeze said Wallace will visit mechanics guru Tom House this offseason for one week. House has worked with quarterbacks and pitchers on throwing mechanics to strengthen their arms and avoid further injury. Wallace visiting House is part of his continued rehab from last year’s shoulder surgery.
Offensive coordinator Dan Werner said the coaching staff hopes Wallace can return with added velocity and can continue with that velocity throughout the season.
“We’re going to get him out there and who knows, if he can come back and get a little more zip on the ball and most of all finish the whole season with the same velocity that he started it’ll be a huge plus for us,” Werner told the Clarion Ledger.
Freeze confirmed that Wallace’s arm ‘diminished’ as the year went on because he didn’t get the necessary time to rehab. He missed spring practice because of the surgery and started throwing over the summer.
“I don’t think any of this compares to what he can get January, February, April, May, June and July,” Freeze said. “The issue we had last year is not having the time to really strengthen and rehab, and his arm strength diminished as the year went on.”
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