FOOTBALL: Powe’s in … Now what?

I celebrate today’s announcement, because I think I may have an August without the need for quotes from attorneys and the NCAA.

But what does the announcement mean for Ole Miss football. Now that Jerrell Powe is officially a part of Ole Miss football, how does it impact the 2008 Rebels?

— PA

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14 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Powe’s in … Now what?”

  1. rebfan Says:

    if he is as good as everyone says, we will have the best defensive line in the sec.

  2. Jay Stokes Says:

    i agree with rebfan. hardy, powe, jerry, tillman/stephens…….stellar lineup

  3. djrebel Says:

    Yes, the potential is there for an outstanding DL. Strong and deep. Don’t forget still-young guys like Ted Laurent, who will now miss some time with a minor knee injury, and Lawon Scott. Still some potential there. The DL is strong and deep, and you have to credit Ed for that.

    Now, Devil’s Advocate here. How long does Powe stay?

    Will making the grades be a constant struggle?

    Worst-case scenario: It takes him a while to get in game shape, then a bit longer to really find his place, then he has three strong games at the end, and someone convinces him he’s ready for the NFL.

    Could happen.

    Hopefully he’ll stay and develop and will at some point become a player close to the level of expectations that are being placed on him.

    What are some other thoughts on Jerrell’s future as a Rebel?

    — PA

  4. Judwe Says:

    Jerrell Powe will never live up to the hype (even if he is good) and the UM family will ultimately be sued repeatedly by families with special needs children who somehow never found the special help Mr. Powe got. If I had a severely learning disabled Child who wanted to go to Ole Miss, I’d get an application and hire an attorney.

    The long and short is that UM spending this much equity on Powe is like someone cashing in the savings account to play the lottery… you might win on some cards but at the end of the very long road you play the fool.

  5. Judwe Says:

    …And don’t anyone give me the heroic sob story of a challenged young man realizing his dream. UM is not in the business of recruiting challenged students and walking them to a BFA.

  6. VA Reb Says:

    Judwe, he’s paid his dues. Let him enjoy the rewards…obviously he’s passing his classes or he wouldn’t be eligible. If he doesn’t stay academically eligible, he still won’t play. I admire him for hanging in there and working hard to make his grades.

  7. BirdZ! Says:

    PA makes a good point. The potential is there to have a world class DL, but Powe still needs to get into game shape. I could see PA’s scenario playing out.

  8. Judwe Says:

    Oh, he’ll stay academically eligible I’m sure… just like he did at Wayne County.
    As long as he stays athletic, 6’3″ and 320-380 lbs…. he’ll be “eligible”.

  9. Jimmy Barbee Says:

    The Ole Miss Lyceum building 1858,about the same year the BirdZ and Draws graduated from Mississippi A&M.

  10. BirdZ! Says:

    Watch it old man. šŸ™‚ I’m coming down your way in a few weeks. I might throw a cowbell through your window as I pass by.

  11. bigdraws Says:

    LOL!! I feltthat way this morning.

  12. cr Says:

    A new concept from Judwe: Universities not in the business of helping young people reach their dreams – how charming.

  13. The Ghost of Jay Cutler Says:

    “the UM family will ultimately be sued repeatedly by families with special needs children who somehow never found the special help Mr. Powe got. If I had a severely learning disabled Child who wanted to go to Ole Miss, Iā€™d get an application and hire an attorney.”

    2 Things:

    A) He made an 18 on the ACT coming out of Hargrave on his own.

    B) The tutoring he got is no different from the tutoring provided to any of the Ole Miss student athletes. I don’t really know what Ole Miss provides for students with learning disabilities (I don’t personally have issues with learning disabilities) but I imagine what was done for Powe wasn’t any different.

  14. Judwe Says:

    ” Ole Miss University” helping learning disabled minorities realize their DREAMS since 2005″

    Now to hire Morgan Freeman to read those lines for a commercial.

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