Evie Van Pelt Joins Bill King on WNSR in Nashville to talk Ole Miss QB competition, Lane Kiffin, and upcoming season
OXFORD, Miss. — The Rebel Walk’s Evie Van Pelt joined Bill King, The Voice of College Football, on WNSR Nashville’s The Bill King Show Wednesday morning.
Evie and Bill talked about Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin’s upcoming decision regarding the quarterback competition at Ole Miss between Jaxson Dart and Luke Altmyer, as well as players to watch for the Rebels this season.
They also talked about Kiffin’s comments regarding Oxford and Ole Miss in his Monday press conference.
Here’s the show:
David is the consummate true-freshman quarterback, first pioneering the position only a year after college freshmen were given varsity eligibility by the NCAA in 1972. In 1973, the left-handed all-state gunslinger from Sulphur, Louisiana started for the Texas A&M Aggies and earned the All-Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year award as selected by the league’s coaches. David is the first college quarterback ever awarded Freshman of the Year in the NCAA. He was only 17, and still holds the NCAA record as the youngest starting quarterback in college football history. He wore No. 8 at A&M in honor of one of his football heroes, Archie Manning.
In becoming the winningest quarterback ever at A&M, David was converted from a dual-threat QB to a triple option trailblazer. The two-time team captain led three record-breaking offenses that changed the direction of football at A&M forever, establishing once and for all the winning tradition that the Aggies had so-long desired.
As a high school head coach in Houston in the late ‘80s, David stationed his quarterback in the shotgun formation, having him reading defenses and throwing hot routes at a time when such offensive schemes were frowned upon by traditional fans and coaches. One of his quarterbacks tossed 57 passes in a single game, which stood as the all-time Greater Houston Area record for many years.
As you can tell from his bona fides, David is extremely qualified as our expert on all things Quarterback at Ole Miss. Enjoy his exclusive analysis only here at The Rebel Walk!