1. College Football News Preview 2020: Ole Miss Rebels Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen
Just how much can Lane Kiffin do in his first season at the helm?
This is still an Ole Miss program that’s finding its way out of the NCAA issues and all of its previous problems. Kiffin might be arriving on the Lane Train, and he’s just the shot in the arm needed, but it’s still going to take some work.
The 2019 Rebels were a whole lot of fun, they managed to put up a whole lot of good fights – five of the losses were by eight points or fewer – and they did what they could with what they had in place.
And now it’s time to start fresh.
Let the peeing dog display by star receiver Elijah Moore – and the subsequent missed extra point – in the 21-20 loss to Mississippi State close out the last four years of no bowls and a 20-28 run on that embarrassing – and, come on, overblown – note.
This year’s team should have a terrific starting 22. But the depth still needs to be build up, the talent has to be in place to compete with the stars of the SEC West, and the new coaching staff needs time it’s not going to get this offseason.
Set The Ole Miss Rebels Regular Season Win Total At … 6
Kiffin and company should be able to work a few miracles, but … Auburn, at LSU, Alabama, Florida, at Texas A&M.
Can the Rebels win just one of those?
There’s going to be a loss somewhere else – like against Baylor in the opener, or against Mississippi State in the regular season finale – but just about everything else is winnable.
Last year’s team gave away the Mississippi State game, and it couldn’t come through in key moments in a few others. Going from four to six wins isn’t asking for the world.
Seven wins, and then the Lane Kiffin era would be off and running.