Matt Luke praises Lakia Henry's leadership, discusses Matt Corral's status after Ole Miss tops Vanderbilt
After a blowout loss to Alabama, Matt Luke’s squad bounced back with a lopsided win in Week 6, topping Vanderbilt 31-6. Ole Miss improved to 3-3 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. After the game, Luke spoke to reporters.
The Ole Miss head coach was glad to see the Rebels get off to a strong start early on Saturday night.
“Early in the first quarter, we got going. Jerrion (Ealy) breaks one, Snoop (Conner) breaks one, really proud of those guys,” the Ole Miss coach told reporters.
It was true freshman John Rhys Plumlee at signal-caller with redshirt freshman Matt Corral battling injury. Corral wasn’t quite up to running the ball and Luke prefers Corral play only if he can both run and throw.
“He probably could have thrown if we had needed him to,” Luke said.
The signal-caller is always the face of the team from a leadership perspective, but Luke wanted to make sure another Rebel got publicly acknowledged for this leadership.
“Lakia (Henry) is starting to become more and more of a leader,” Luke said, adding, “He made several big plays tonight stuff that won’t show up on the stat sheet.”
Luke’s full postgame press conference can be viewed below: