Derek Mason believes he knows which QB Ole Miss will use against Vanderbilt
On Monday, the Ole Miss coaching staff was not clear about how many quarterbacks would play against Vanderbilt, but on Tuesday, Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason knew exactly who would play. He expects John Rhys Plumlee to receive the majority of the snaps.
Plumlee last week subbed for Matt Corral, who was out with sore ribs, but Grant Tisdale also saw limited action.
“I think we’re going to see Plumlee myself, that’s just me, the young man played well on Saturday, if they move in another direction that’s really on them,” Mason said at his regular weekly press conference. “I thought he performed well versus Alabama for a freshman. To be out there, the game looked easy for him, reminds me of Shea Patterson in terms of his ability, his movement. He’s got a cool calmness about him and guys played for him. Those are all things that you look at when you watch the film.”
Mason added that Ole Miss has talent all over the field offensively.
“It’s about continuity, Coach Luke and that group may have figured it out already, or are in the process of figuring it out, but from what I saw on Saturday, that young man can play,” Mason said. “From there, we’re just going to prepare, their offense is their offense, I don’t care who’s running it.”
Plumleee took the majority of snaps against Alabama and was 10-for-28 passing for 141 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. But Tisdale also was 2-for-2 for 56 yards with a touchdown. Plumlee had 25 carries for 109 yards against Alabama, and Tisdale had two carries for 10 yards.