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Offensive PHIL-osophy with Phil Longo, Ole Miss’ new coordinator

Thanks to an old video, we can learn more about the core values of the new offensive coordinator’s offense.

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Since his name surfaced as the leading candidate to occupy the position he now does, debate and mostly fire takes have raged over Phil Longo’s ability to change Ole Miss’ offense. We here at the Cup have explored what Longo’s offense will offer next season, including what might happen if a certain running back signs with Ole Miss.

Those are wonderful insights into the world of Longo*, but I want to know more. Specifically, I want my eyes opened to the the tenets upon which Longo’s Ole Miss offense will stand.

*Note: If Longo is very successful at Ole Miss and I ever own a theme park, World of Longo will be the name of an interactive ride where you experience hanging 70 on an SEC West opponent.

Fortunately, someone once saw to it that Longo and a video camera were in the same place at the same time, and pressed record. As a result, we have access to Philosophy.

(jet packs away from people trying to throw rocks at me)

Based on screenshots from that video that are not totally doctored in any way, let’s dive into the eight tenets of Philosophy. Here’s No. 1:

He’s only been employed at Ole Miss for about a week and, based on that third example, HE GETS IT.

If, at the end of the 2017 season, we look back and say, “Well, that was more of the same,” but do not run a single play in which Shea Patterson is replaced in the red zone, I call that a STAGGERING SUCCESS, FRIENDS.

Couldn’t agree more, coach.

If you could snag Hugh Freeze’s phone during a staff meeting, call Four Verts, and have that phone thrown into Sardis, I would stand with you until the end of time.

I told you he gets it.

You do you, Zenny Phantom.

I think I speak for most everyone when I say that we do not need rage-induced temporary blindness caused by Freeze saying into the headset:

“Well, Phil, I think we need to see if A.J. can sling it to Metcalf. You know he used to play baseball. Matt, what do you think?”

“I like it, coach.”

(20-minute break to lie down and wait for the blood pressure to settle)

Finally, the last of Phil Longo’s pillars.