Ole Miss will enter Saturday’s game against No. 1 LSU with a 4-6 record and will likely end 2019 outside of the bowl picture in its first season after serving a 2-year bowl ban.┬áBut there are positives to take from this season, and one of those is the play of true freshman quarterback John Rhys Plumlee.

Thus far, Plumlee is 61-of-120 passing through 7 games while throwing for 666 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. But he has shown remarkable mobility, rushing for 777 yards and 7 touchdowns on 115 carries to help the Rebels to the best rushing output in the SEC with 247.4 yards per game.

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That’s caught the attention of a former SEC dual-threat quarterback. Ahead of the SEC Network’s live broadcast from Oxford on Saturday, Florida great and “SEC Nation” analyst Tim Tebow gave his thoughts on the play of Plumlee so far.

“I think he’s silly fast and very explosive,” Tebow said. “I like some of the things he’s done. He’s shown it in a few games of being competitive, Auburn, 1st half of Alabama.”

Tebow did have some constructive criticism for the young signal-caller, though.

“I think he’ll have to become more patient in the pocket, a little bit more comfortable with some of those things. But I think he’s got some God-given talent that is really hard to control.”

If his freshman season is a sign, the future is bright for both Plumlee and the Rebels.