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Bo Wallace Named Ole Miss Starting QB

Bo Wallace named startiing QB at Ole Miss

Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace (14) is chased by Gilbert Pena (99) and Bryon Bennett (95) during their annual spring NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman)

Junior college transfer Bo Wallace has been named the starting quarterback for Ole Miss, the school has announced.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will comment on his decision later today.

Freeze has said all along that both Wallace and Barry Brunetti would play in Saturday’s season opener against Central Arkansas. Whoever has the hot hand will play the most, he said.

It seemed to me that Wallace was the better passer this month and might have won the job earlier had he been able to go through complete practice sessions without an interception. Brunetti, listed at 6-foot tall, continually struggled with passes batted around the line of scrimmage.

Brunetti’s running and leadership skills are solid, though, and he can be effective as well.

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