2016 Ole Miss Rebels Preview


I had a chance to preview the Ole Miss Rebels over at The Student Section. Check it out here.

Here’s an excerpt from the preview…..

2012: 7-6 overall; 3-5 SEC.
2013 8-5 overall; 3-5 SEC.
2014 9-4 overall; 5-3 SEC.
2015 10-3 overall; 6-2 SEC.

Every year since he’s taken the job, Freeze and Ole Miss have improved. The big question now is if they’ve reached their ceiling.

Coming to Ole Miss, Freeze was known as an offensive coach. During the first three years of his tenure, the offense wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t explosive. The key for making the big step in 2014 was the defense, as they held opponents to just 16 points per game. Last year, the offense finally took off, averaging an SEC-best 40.8 points and 517 yards per game.

Star quarterback Chad Kelly returns to run the ship, but he will have to do this season without Laquon Treadwell. Ole Miss won’t have a game-changer like Treadwell, but Kelly should be able to continue his assault on SEC defenses. The numbers might not be quite as gaudy, but they will still be among the best in the league.

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