Boy of Summer

Two years ago, Ole Miss' sophomore quarterback, Nathan Stanley, was a wide-eyed freshman in search of his place amidst a depth chart led by Jevan Snead.

He didn't know what to expect at first. From the elaborate offensive playbook to proper reads, Stanley had suddenly been reintroduced to a game he'd played for so long in his hometown of Tahlequah, Okla.

Now, after a solid spring as the replacement for Snead, Stanley is the wily veteran, even despite his youth.

Nathan Stanley

Ole Miss has gaping holes throughout the offense, with no development more important than that of the 6-foot-5, 215-pounder, who enters the offseason still in a battle with freshman Raymond Cotton for first snaps against Jacksonville State.

Sporting his customary backwards cap, t-shirt and gym shorts, Stanley sat down with the Ole Miss Spirit Friday to discuss his summer grunt work, as well as some incoming freshmen who have shined early, including dual-threat quarterback, Randall Mackey.

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