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Ole Miss Football 2018 Position Previews: Special Teams

Ole Miss Football 2018 Position Previews: Special Teams


Hey Rebel fans, we have a special positon group preview coming your way today. Don’t you dare think that we forgot to do the Ole Miss special teams units. Ole Miss graduated two of the best to ever do it last season, in Will Gleason and Gary Wunderlich. Now they’ll turn to new faces to get the job done in the punting and kicking game. You know everyone’s just fighting for spots right now, and got some new guys, you know, Spencer, Cole, (Inaudible) he just came in, he’s battling for another kickoff spot. And everyone’s just kind of working hard and trying to fill in some big shoes that those older guys left for us. Luke Logan had, you know, he got a couple kicks in last year and he did really well throughout those. You know, this year he just kind of came in with that mindset that he wants to be the guy and he’s proven that so far. He’s really battling hard with it. And you know, Isaac and Pat are also battling right there with him. But, you know, right now Luke’s kicking the ball really well, and looking forward to a good season. In the return game, Ole Miss has a wealth of electrifying talents including Jaylon Jones who housed a kickoff in the season opener last year. I got to say that’s a role that I admire and I like that they lean on me for that, they look for me to give that spark because, you know, I tell Jordan, I joke with him all the time, I tell him he can rest on the bench because I’m taking this one to the crib. So I just always – anytime I get that ball in my hand I’m trying to spark the game and give it some energy, take it to the house. You know, Jaylon’s just going to be a beast this year. He’s going to be an animal. He’s going to be – I’m expecting at least five this year, that’s what I want from him. But, you know, some of the younger guys, Elijah and Tyler Knight, you know, just beasts out there some young guys are going to step up this year and (inaudible). Well, the offense and defense get the most love, the special teamers understand how important their roles are in winning ball games. Well, first off kick return to me is something special, I’ve always wanted the ball in my hands and I get the opportunity here, so whenever – the reason I like kick returns, you can spark a play at any time, changing the momentum of the game. You know, that can be huge, you know flip the field and get people fired up on the sideline, you know, my job is just flip the field and try to pin them deep and I can kind of get the crowd going if you want to say that or just a big field goal, just put some points up on the board and that’s kind of our mentality just get some points and flip the field. Whether they’re kicking off or receiving one of these units will get things going when Ole Miss takes on Texas Tech September 1st at NRG Stadium in Houston. Until then you’re going to want to head over to OleMissSports.com for everything about this Ole Miss football team.

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