"I am about to call Coach
Nix," added a very relieved Patrick Trahan
"You are the only person who knows about this, other than my family. I just
think Ole Miss is the best place for me and it is a great opportunity for me to
help a new program. I just feel like is the place for me to be."
did the reverse transfer from Auburn know that he wanted to be a Rebel?
pretty much had a decision a long time ago, probably in the early fall, but I
wanted to make sure everything was right this time and weigh my options."
broke the ice?
"A bunch of things, really. I like Coach Nix a lot
and the system he wants to run with me. I also like Coach Nutt's personality.
He makes me feel loose and comfortable around him. I can just be me around him.
That was important to me. I wanted to play for a player's coach, and that is what
Coach Nutt is, a player's coach. But mainly, I just like the school at Ole Miss.
There are just so many things I like about that school. I have been going over
there a lot since I got over here (N' West CC). I have made a lot of good friends
at that school. It's home away from home for me now."
"No, I think this is it. I am going home this weekend, eat
some good ole home cooking and hang out with my family. I am an Ole Miss Rebel
Patrick has one goal in mind for next year's team.
simple. I told Coach Nutt that we have the team to get to Atlanta, and anything
short of that would be a huge disappointment for me, my teammates, and coach Nutt.
Everyone is on the same page. People do not understand how much talent is on that
team. I played at Auburn and played against all of the SEC teams. Ole Miss just
lacked some leadership, but hopefully the young guys are now going to bring that
to the table for them, and having one of the best coaches in America is going
to help us get to that championship level. The talent is there. We just needed
some guidance. I think we are going to shock some people next year."
Coach Tuberville stated that Patrick had the best spring last year out of any
defensive player he had ever coached. Trahan carried that productive freshman
season to All-American status for the Rangers as he finished the season with 96
tackles, 6 sacks, 14 losses, 4 caused fumbles, and 1 interception on the year.Watch Video