Now that Ole Miss is losing senior QB Jordan Ta’amu, many assume 2018 freshman QB Matt Corral will take over as the starter next fall.
However, Corral will have to adjust to a new offensive system under new OC Rich Rodriguez, so it remains to be seen how that pairing fares together.
On Wednesday, RichRod spoke with media members and said his offensive system will be adjusted to best fit Corral’s strengths as the spring and summer progress (quotes via transcript emailed by school):
“Scheme wise, I don’t want to fit it into one category. We have to be able to adapt to the skills of our players. It isn’t just the quarterback even though that is a part of it. I’ve had running quarterbacks and I’ve had guys that were stronger throwing the ball. What we will do is evaluate it in camp and see what our guys do well and what we have got to do to win games. Our job is to get the talented players here and to help them execute well.”
Corral appeared in four games in 2018 (keeping his redshirt intact) and completed 16 of his 22 pass attempts for 239 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also ran for 83 yards and two scores.
He’ll be counted on to be the guy next year, taking over an offense that is losing several key players. His development will be crucial for the success of the Rebels in 2019 and beyond.