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SECMD17: Ole Miss and South Carolina round out the final day


The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Ole Miss Rebels wrapped up the festivities in Hoover.

The Gamecocks are entering year two under head coach Will Muschamp. Muschamp, a defensive-minded coach, brought three offensive guys with him to SEC Media Days including Opelika's own Jake Bentley.

Bentley took over the quarterback duties for the Gamecocks during the 2016 season and the now 19-year-old proved that age was only a number as he showed poise and confidence in the pocket. Muschamp shared his thoughts on his quarterback entering his sophomore season.

"If you have an established guy at that position, it helps your skill recruiting offensively and helps your offensive line recruiting, and then it helps you on defense, because guys want to understand that having a guy at that position that can excel, you're going to win games," said Muschamp. "And that's part of the process in recruiting is saying we're going to win some football games."

A lot of scrutiny surrounding the Ole Miss football program. The team has a self-imposed ban from the postseason in 2017 after a nearly four-year investigation by the NCAA.

Former football coach Houston Nutt also filed a lawsuit against the university alleging defamation of character.

Despite several questions surrounding the matter, head coach Hugh Freeze tried to keep all the attention of the Rebels expectations entering the 2017 season especially that of quarterback Shea Patterson.

"One of the better I've seen coming out of high school. His feet can -- you know, maybe Longo can help him some with that," said Freeze. "His running around, I wish we could take credit for training him to do that, but that just comes natural to him. I really believe is vital for him to be the guy that you just described for us that we need is his preparation in the film room. I really didn't get to see a lot of that last year, because, you know, I mean, he's on cruise control, running scout team, thinking that's not going to happen this year, and all of a sudden you got a five-day window to get yourself ready in -- with a team that's already played nine or ten games at that time."

That's a wrap from SEC Media Days in Hoover, now we just sit back and wait for kick off.

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