John Rhys Plumlee made the move from quarterback to wide receiver ahead of the Outback Bowl, but he still attends the Rebels’ QB meetings.

“The way that we’re doing it, fall camp, we had three position meetings where we watched film,” Plumlee recently told OM Spirit’s Ben Garrett. “In the mornings, I would go with the quarterbacks. In the middle of the day, around lunch, I would go to the receiver meetings, meet with them, and then, in the night, I would go back to the quarterback room.”

Plumlee sees the QB meetings as beneficial even when he’s practicing at wide receiver.

“Right now, in the mornings, I’m meeting with the quarterbacks and watching film with them. Not to say that my football knowledge wouldn’t grow in the receiver room, but I feel like my football knowledge is growing at a faster rate in the quarterback room, and that’s what I wanted to continue to progress in is my football knowledge and knowing the game better. I think we’re doing a pretty good job of it.”

As for the position change, Plumlee indicated it is going well even though he had a longer layoff than his other teammates.

“The transition has been pretty smooth, other than, coming from baseball, you miss a lot of the spring and the running aspect of it,” Plumlee said. “Got to get in shape really, really quick. I think the Indiana week really helped me out, just having a week of it under my belt. I’ve done a lot of learning about little things that I didn’t necessarily know about the receiver position.

“I feel kind of at an advantage just because understanding the concepts at a deeper level. Almost kind of know when the ball’s supposed to come to me, when the ball’s not supposed to come to me.”

Plumlee the receiver impressed in the Rebels’ Outback Bowl win over Indiana, recording 5 catches for 73 yards. Lane Kiffin’s squad hopes to see more production like that this fall.