Earlier in the day, Rebels coach Hugh Freeze told reporters Wallace would start Saturday against Auburn, but would be yanked without improved play. After guiding Ole Miss (3-3) to a 2-0 start, the sophomore from Pulaski, Tenn. has seen his completion percentage (61.6) and yards per attempt (7.8) dip over the past month.
But then, late Monday night, Freeze tweeted the following from his account:
RebelNation, we need your prayers tonight for Bo Wallace and his family. His sister had a car accident and is being flown to Vandy right now
— Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) October 9, 2012
Within a half hour of announcing the news, Freeze was retweeted nearly a thousand times.
Freeze added in a follow-up tweet Wallace’s sister is named Baylee.
Auburn kicks off against Ole Miss at 11:21 a.m. CT in Saturday’s game, televised by SEC Network. Wallace’s status for the game isn’t known Monday night.
Tigers head coach Gene Chizik will address the media Tuesday at approximately 11 a.m. CT.