The challenge of replacing McCluster

McCluster was the SEC’s most dynamic offensive player over the second half of last season. He kept the pressure off the Ole Miss offense because he was always breaking long runs for touchdowns or setting up the offense with big plays. The Rebels didn’t have to rely on long, grind-it-out drives, which are never easy to come by against SEC defenses.

In his last five SEC games, he averaged 219.6 all-purpose yards and was responsible for eight touchdowns. He also became the first player in SEC history to rush for 1,000 yards and have 500 receiving yards in the same season.