Here's to hoping that the most pressing question in Oxford in December 2013 is where to book a hotel room on New Year's Day.
But let's take a look at what may be a sad realization at that same time: what do we without Bo and Moncrief?
Right now the ESPN gurus have Moncrief projected as a likely later first round, early second round draft choice. In this day and age, we would have to assume that another 1000-yard-ish season would mean that Moncrief is gone, right? The rookie wage scales have tempered early draftees a little bit, but with his size and numbers he would have nothing left to prove in the college ranks. Bo Wallace has the size and speed that makes him a very attractive late round draft choice, regardless of stats. His style of play and reasonably big arm fits right into the current trend of NFL QBs. Right now he is a consensus top-10 QB prospect for next year's draft. If he completes the upcoming season healthy and with fewer interceptions, he could be gone.
Devante Kincade seems to be the type of QB that Hugh Freeze wants in his system. Buchanan has an arm, and who knows who else could be signed in the next recruiting class. We just signed two great WRs this year, but there are already concerns of lack-of-depth at this position due to the type of system that we run.
As of right now the general feeling around Ole Miss football is that the 2014 season is one in which we could challenge for the SEC West. How would the potential departure of Bo and Moncrief change that?