FOOTBALL: The risks of Snead

I spoke with Jevan Snead a little bit yesterday. He’s had a good camp so far, and one of the reasons he says that’s true is because of the voluntary workouts in the summer.

The workouts were highly attended, and all the key players were in place. He really got to know his receivers then. They ran drills against the defense, sometimes just ran pass routes and sometimes just hung out.

This kind of chemistry development cannot be overstated. It’s what Brent Schaeffer didn’t have as he arrived the night before practice started.

“I feel more in control in the huddle. I feel like people are listening to me more, and I’ve gained respect through the spring and summer,” Snead said.

Now he’s gaining respect and continuing that momentum in the fall.

Snead is still a bit of an unknown. He’s a talented player who has pushed all the right buttons at each important intersection, but he is still a guy who hasn’t played in two years and played only sparingly in 2006.

Certainly, there’s a bit of a risk involved here, but there are a lot of reasons to believe Snead will be successful. The risk isn’t as great as the quarterback position was for Ole Miss in 2006.

— PA

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5 Responses to “FOOTBALL: The risks of Snead”

  1. VA Reb Says:

    I just went back and read some of his high school stats…he was a heck of a player…didn’t know he had originally committed to Florida before signing with Texas. Loads of potential and seems to have a great work ethic and presence. Can’t wait to see how he performs on game day.

  2. stangreb Says:

    I will take a little risk any day over what we have had in the past.

  3. djrebel Says:

    This is a safe risk. The Schaeffer Experiment had a lot more loose ends. I think Snead will be good and will eventually get better.

    — PA

  4. roastbeef1 Says:

    Honestly, when I watched him play at Texas in that Kansas State game, I thought he should have been the starter over Colt McCoy. He impressed me that much as a true freshman. And of course, that was before I knew he was coming to Ole Miss. So I think the potential is definitely there to be the third best qb in this conference behind Stafford and Tebow.

  5. djrebel Says:

    Beef, I’ve looked at his numbers from that Kansas State game and thought they were pretty good. Sometimes it’s hard to tell with stats though, just like it’s hard to tell with practice. Spurlock was a good practice player too, but I think Snead will be different. How did Snead look in terms of poise, presence, etc., in that game situation. Did you see the game or some highlights from it?

    — PA

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