The Ole Miss-Memphis game has not lacked for storylines and drama the last two seasons. In 2014, Gary Wunderlich was ejected for throwing a phantom punch, and in 2015, Robert Nkemdiche had to leave the game after suffering a concussion on a goal-line handoff play.
That’s Jackson Dillon (No. 34) flying in and laying down a vicious, but legal, helmet-to-helmet hit after three of his teammates have gang-tackled Nkemdiche toward the ground. Let’s see how Dillon remembers the play.
Great stuff, bud. Good thing you were there to tag a player once your teammates stopped his forward progress. It’s not like a Memphis newspaper already pulled this stupidity a year ago and was roundly condemned for it.
Whatever. Dillon has since walked back his original tweet.
People took my tweet the wrong way. I have the upmost respect for Robert, he plays on Sunday's and I'll be sitting on the couch tomorrow.— Jackson Dillon (@JacksonDillonLB) September 30, 2016
Sorry tiger nation, y'all know this isn't me. Just ready to get back on the field. No more talk from me.— Jackson Dillon (@JacksonDillonLB) September 30, 2016
Anyway, while we’re here, let’s do some scouting on where Dillon will be lining up against Ole Miss’ high-powered offense Saturday night.
Tough loss for Tigers with athletic LB Jackson Dillon being lost for the rest of the season to lingering knee issue. pic.twitter.com/gVedsjb2V1— glenn carver (@GCarver_WREG3) September 21, 2016