Ole Miss did not disappoint as it posted a 9-4 record that included an upset of eventual national champion
However, Rebels' fans need to come down to earth somewhat. The SEC Western Division is the tougher of the conference's two divisions. Although 15 starters return from last year's team, are the Rebels really better than
So, Ole Miss is looking at no better than a third place divisional finish. Additionally, the Rebels will sneak up on nobody this year. The program has gone from being a hunter to being one of the hunted in one season under head coach Houston Nutt. While this is a major step forward, it often causes problems.
The team will win at least eight this year especially when considering its laughable non-conference schedule (at
The Rebels will enjoy a strong season and a good bowl, but nothing magical.
Still, that is something to feel good about.