No. 9 Breakout Player: John Rhys Plumlee

John Rhys Plumlee had a fantastic freshman season where he broke the Ole Miss freshman rushing record with 1,023 yards. He also broke the record for touchdowns by a freshman with 16 TDs (four passing, 12 rushing).

With all the success he had running the football, the passing game was anemic with Plumlee averaging only 101 passing yards per game. Despite the lack of production in the passing game, there are plenty of reasons that Ole Miss fans should be excited about Plumlee. However, none are more important than the addition of Lane Kiffin as the head coach.

Just consider the job Kiffin did with Blake Sims while he was the offensive coordinator at Alabama. Sims played running back for Alabama his first three seasons before Kiffin turned him into All-SEC performer at QB. Sims finished the season with 3,487 and 35 total touchdowns.

Look for Plumlee to have a drop in his rushing numbers but a dramatic improvement in his passing numbers. I expect Plumlee to break the 3k total yard mark and 25 touchdowns.

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