HOOVER — Ole Miss was a different team without wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
Treadwell suffered a season-ending injury in the final minutes of Ole Miss’ 35-31 loss to Auburn. He broke his leg as he fumbled the ball, which Auburn recovered in the end zone.
“For it to happen like it did, adversity is certainly a teaching tool, but that next week, I don’t know — I tried everything in the world, but I didn’t sense that we could rebound from it,” head coach Hugh Freeze said Thursday at SEC Media Days. “It took a lot out of us, both emotionally and just big picture-wise from the scores on the scoreboard to losing the game and one of your best players.”
Freeze said all signs point to Treadwell being ready for the season. “That kid is extremely determined to make a full recovery, and I think he has so we’re excited,” Freeze said.
Treadwell played in nine games and started in eight. He had a team-leading 48 catches. He led the team with 70.2 yards per game. He had 632 total receiving yards and five touchdowns.
Ole Miss finished the season 9-4 after starting 7-0 and upsetting Alabama on the first Saturday in October.
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