Ole Miss QB Jaxson Dart says he has not yet decided if he will return for his senior season
OXFORD, Miss. — This past Thursday on RebTalk, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin said quarterback Jaxson Dart would return next year for his senior season. While the USC transfer may well return and postpone declaring for the NFL draft for another season, his status is not quite as clear as it appeared earlier in the week.
On his weekly radio show this week, Coach Kiffin indicated he expected Dart to return.
“I mean, I guess I can kind of speak for him, (Dart) said he’s coming back. We’re planning on him being back next year and getting better,” Kiffin said on RebTalk.
After the win over ULM Saturday, however, Coach Kiffin suggested in his postgame press conference he may have been a little hasty in making that announcement.
“I probably shouldn’t have said that. That was a conversation between me and him, and I kind of got caught off guard on saying that. I made sure, right when I left the radio show, I said that to him because that’s really not my position to really say. When he’s ready to talk to you guys about that, he will.”
Coach Lane Kiffin on QB Jaxson Dart
Dart was asked in the postgame presser what his status is for next season.
“Well to be honest, I haven’t really decided yet. He (Coach Kiffin) kind of just said that to put positive vibes out in the air. That’s kind of what he said. I’m still going to go through this year, (and) I’m not really focused on that (and) making that decision as of right now. Got a lot of ball left to play and once everything’s over, I’ll make that decision.”
Jaxson Dart on his decision whether or not he will return for his senior season
Against the Warhawks, Dart went 24-of-31 for 310 yards through the air. He threw three touchdowns and did not throw an interception.
Ole Miss travels to Starkville for the Egg Bowl battle with Mississippi State on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.