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Podcast Rebellion: Ole Miss needs Matt Corral to access his inner-Johnny Manziel

The new era begins soon. Could he be the second coming of another famous redshirt freshman in the SEC?

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As we continue our countdown to Ole Miss football (OMG HURRY UP ONLY 38 MORE DAYS), we are here to discuss the complexities of the Rebels’ starting quarterback, Matt Corral. With a new era comes new expectations. And we are here to stoke the expectation fire with quite the comparison and parallel:

What if Matt Corral can harness his attitude and swagger like Johnny Manziel did for Texas A&M in 2012?

Johnny Football who, too, was a redshirt freshman when he burst onto the scene for the Aggies, has a lot of similarities with Corral. He was a passionate, fiery competitor who was thrust into the starting role for a team in search of an identity and a spark.

Trust us, it’s not as crazy as it seems as we make sure to add plenty of context and nuance to this discussion. Obviously we know it will be pretty difficult for Matt to replicate what Johnny did in his first year as starter.

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