Jevan Snead: Ole Miss Superstar

Tim RichardsContributor IJune 12, 2009

DALLAS - JANUARY 02:  Quarterback Jevan Snead #4 of the Mississippi Rebels drops back to pass against the Texas Tech Red Raiders during the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 2, 2009 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

I love this time of year.

In the world of college football fans imaginations run wild. Everyone's team is undefeated and has a chance for the BCS.

Magazines and .coms are putting out there preseason rankings and fans are loving it.

This year is really special for Ole Miss fans.

The Rebels are coming off of a 9-4 season topped off with a Cotton Bowl victory. They are returning a huge majority of there starters. Including preseason Heisman hopeful Jevan Snead.

The baby faced quarterback is trying to cement his legacy in the shadows of the Mannings. Who would have ever believed there could be a name that could turn out to be as big as Manning in Oxford Mississippi.

I know he has only started one year, but he has accomplished so much. He went on the road to beat Florida and LSU. He took the Rebels to Dallas for a Cotton Bowl victory.

Now he is at the helms of a preseason top 10 team.

The question I am asking is: "If the Rebels live up tho the hype, will Snead be as big as Eli and Archie?"

I mean if he wins an SEC title, Sugar Bowl, or even a national championship could it be possible?

I wasn't living when Archie was tearing up the SEC beating the likes of Joe Namath and other powerhouses.

I was in the stands when Eli was breaking all the Ole Miss passing records, and I remember how great it felt to have a contender for a decent bowl.

Now with Snead, a lot of talent, and a favorable schedule Ole Miss has a real chance to win it all.

Jevan Snead has a real chance to put Ole Miss on the map. If only for a season to have there name put with the other SEC powerhouses like Florida and Alabama. He can be king for a year, and strut through the Grove like very few before him.

No, I don't think they are gonna change the speed limit (it is 18 mph in memory of Archie) around the campus to four miles per hour.

I don't know if Jevan's love for Oxford will compel him to live there in his pro careers offseason like Eli.

I know he wont have a street named after him, but when it is all said and done is it possible for a Snead to be as legendary as a Manning?