Lane Kiffin discusses Ole Miss' plan for John Rhys Plumlee
Ole Miss’ plan at the quarterback position (depth chart, snap count, etc) has been a closely followed Rebels storyline since Lane Kiffin’s hiring. Kiffin inherited a pair of former blue-chip recruits who now have SEC experience in John Rhys Plumlee and Matt Corral. Plumlee got more starts last season under the previous staff, but Kiffin went with Corral as his starting quarterback in the season-opener against Florida while Plumlee took snaps at multiple positions, including wide receiver.
On Wednesday’s SEC media teleconference, Kiffin was asked about the staff’s plan for Plumlee moving forward.
“Well, I would have thought he would have played more. It’s just Matt was playing really good and we got behind,” Kiffin told reporters. “So, we didn’t really change back but I think he’s gonna play a lot throughout the year.”
Corral threw for 395 yards, 3 touchdowns and just one interception on 22-of-31 passing. Plumlee contributed a 3-yard pass, a 4-yard rush and a 6-yard reception in the game. Plumlee rushed for 1,023 yards on 154 attempts last season as a true freshman.
Ole Miss is on the road in Week 2, traveling to Lexington to face 0-1 Kentucky. The game is set for a 3 p.m. CT kickoff and will air on the SEC Network.