As far his personal playing time is concerned. The redshirt soph is fitting right in at Ole Miss. So far through a game and a half (41-24 win over Memphis, and leading Wake Forest 14-10 at the half), Snead is 23-39 for 350 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions.
I don't think Houston Nutt has ever had a QB with the pocket presence of the 6-3, 215 Snead. He has shown the ability to make every throw from the fade to the deep out. He also has enough maneuverability in the pocket to elude the rush most of the time. Nutt has something he calls the "Wild Rebel" where he puts Snead at WR and has a direct snap to the RB. Already they have run a reverse pass with Snead coming in motion from the slot.
How bad is the ACC? Wake "Freaking" Forest is the only ACC team ranked this week, and they are trailing to a mid-level SEC team at home right now. The league is soft at the top, and as long as Florida State and Miami are mediocre, the league will suffer.
Nutt gets a little too cute with that "Wild Rebel" offense, and his running back throws an interception as Snead is running a pattern. Wake takes the lead 20-14.
Early in the 4th quarter, Snead is forced to his left, comes back to the right, hits a short pass that turns into a 31-yard touchdown. Ole Miss 21-20.
Snead is now 16-22 for 224 yards and three touchdowns.
Ole Miss faces 4th and 2 with 1:26 to go on the Wake Forest 7 yd line. Snead does a great job of buying time with his feet, drifting out of the pocket and then finding a receiver just as he is hit. Mississippi leads 28-27 with 1:01 left in the game.
Wake Forest gets a field goal with 3 seconds left to win 30-28. A very entertaining game.