When will the Ole Miss Rebels football team have their long-awaited spring game?
The Ole Miss Rebels won’t be eligible for the postseason in 2017 after imposing a one-year ban. However, they’ll still have a lot to play for in 2017. The Rebels would love nothing more than to improve on their 5-6 record last season. They only won two conference games in 2016, so they have a lot of room for improvement. Ole Miss will be holding their spring game on Saturday, April 8. Kickoff will be at 1:30 p.m. ET.
On display will be the Rebels’ four-star recruits. Wide receiver D.D. Bowie will hopefully add something to their offense, as they will be losing three of their top four receivers from last season. Joining the defense will be highly touted defensive end Chester Greaves, who could see some playing time on a fairly deep defensive line.
Joining them will be offensive tackle Jon Gray, the 20th ranked tackle, and a four-star recruit. Junior college transfer Javien Hamilton could add something to their secondary. Wide receiver Kam’ron White, much like Bowie, will definitely get a chance to play early. He’s an intriguing big option at 6-foot-2. Josh Clarke and C.J. Miller will both get opportunities to play at safety. The most intriguing four-star recruit they’ll be adding might be Braylon Sanders, who doesn’t have a set position, but can make huge plays.
One of the biggest questions the Rebels face heading into their spring game is at quarterback. Chad Kelly is in the 2017 NFL Draft, so he’s gone. His likely replacement will be one of two sophomores. Shea Patterson appears to have the upper hand, getting the most playing time while Kelly was injured. However, fellow sophomore Jason Pellerin could make things interesting if he does well at the spring game.