Why Luke Altmyer has the gumption to win Ole Miss football QB battle

OXFORD – Don’t forget about Luke Altmyer.

Jaxson Dart is the shiny new toy in the Ole Miss quarterback competition. Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss coaching staff hand-picked Dart out of the transfer portal from Southern Cal. Dart’s the one who had five stars next to his name as a recruit. He’s the one who helped earn Kiffin the “Portal King” nickname. And, shoot, his name is Jaxson Dart. Hollywood screenwriters wouldn’t give a quarterback that name. It’s too obvious.

But don’t forget about Luke Altmyer. Don’t ignore the sophomore from Starkville who came to Ole Miss as the Rebels ’highest-rated in-state quarterback recruit this century and spent the last year apprenticing under Matt Corral. Don’t mistake quiet composure for resignation to stay the backup.

Sophomore quarterback Luke Altmyer throws at Ole Miss spring football practice on March 22, 2022.

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“I believe in myself,” Altmyer said. “I really do. I understand the nature of the business. But I go to work every day with the belief that I can lead this team.”

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