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While it is enjoyable to look back at the Rebels and what they accomplished on the field in 2020, it is also tough to not project what the future may hold. Ole Miss won the first two official Magnolia Bowls in 2008 31–13 and 2009 25–23. In his first season in 1983, Brewer guided the Rebels to their first winning regular season since 1977 with a 7–4 record (Tulane win a result of forfeit). It's never too early to start speculating. The Rebels were among the winningest programs in the country during the 1950s. Get the latest Ole Miss Football news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report ... Ole Miss Football Rebels ranked in Stadium's way-too-early 2021 Top 25 OMSpirit.com. Cutcliffe, who came to Ole Miss from his offensive coordinator post at Tennessee, took over the reins just 29 days before the Rebels' Sanford Independence Bowl date versus Texas Tech. The Rebels kicked a field goal with less than 3 minutes remaining to go up 23–14, but Arkansas scored with a minute left. Liberty, MS. Q103.1. Subscribe Subscribe now! 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl, From Lane to Dabo to Tom Herman's favorite app: College football's quotes of the year, College football Week 16 scores, Top 25 analysis and must-see moments. The Alabama–Ole Miss football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ole Miss Rebels. Ole Miss football came back from a 16-point deficit to lead by as many as eight points in the fourth quarter Saturday, but still lost 53-48 at LSU to fall to 4-5 on the season. Since then, five FBS football games have reached seven overtime periods. The senior defensive player who most embodies Chucky Mullins' spirit and courage receives the "Chucky Mullins Memorial Courage Award" and the right to wear Mullins' No. That squad finished 10-0-1; the only blemish was a 6-6 tie against LSU. LSU leads the overall series over Ole Miss 59–41–4, but since the creation of the Magnolia Bowl, the series is tied, 4–4. and produced 26 All-America first-teamers. Ole Miss Live Shows. That loss was Notre Dame's lone setback of the 1977 campaign, as they finished the season with an 11–1 record and claimed both the AP and UPI national titles. In 2014, the game gained much more national attention due to the postseason implications the game possessed. On December 5, 2011, Hugh Freeze was announced as the new head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels football team. In the 1980s, Arkansas dominated the Rebels. Ole Miss' first game to ever be broadcast on television was in 1948 against Memphis. As of 2020, there are no future games scheduled between the two teams. In that first season, the team compiled a 4–1 record under head coach Alexander Bondurant. Cutcliffe brought with him to Oxford a high-powered offensive style that energized the Rebel fanbase. Lane Kiffin, who broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games in his first season as coach at Ole Miss, has been given a new contract. Founded in 1893 as the state's first football team, Ole Miss has won six Southeastern Conference titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, and 1963) and three national titles (1959, 1960, 1962). 2008 saw the first game between Ole Miss and Arkansas after Nutt left Arkansas to coach Ole Miss. These jerseys are paired with either gray pants with red and blue stripes or white pants with red stripes. They would play each other many times, though sporadically, over the next several decades, including two meetings in the Sugar Bowl in 1963 and 1970; Ole Miss won both Sugar Bowl matchups. Cooper compiled a 21–23 record, and his tenure is probably best remembered for the matchup with Notre Dame in September 1977. The Rebels use red jerseys for their primary home uniforms and blue jerseys as alternates; both have bold white numbers and white shoulder stripes. Twenty-nine Egg Bowls have been played on Thanksgiving Day. NewsNow aims to be the world's most accurate and comprehensive Ole Miss Rebels Football news aggregator, bringing you the latest Ole Miss headlines from the best Rebels sites and other key national and regional sports sources. Vaught also made going to postseason play the norm rather than the exception for the Rebel football program. Freeze was previously the head coach at Arkansas State and had previously been the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator from 2005–2007. From celebrating classic video games to breaking down the big games, here is the best of Week 16. The 1990 meeting between the two teams ended memorably. Both teams were placed in the SEC West. In 2014, Freeze led Ole Miss to one of its strongest seasons in four decades. Mississippi offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, who was a semifinalist for the Broyles Award, has agreed to a new two-year contract after the Rebels broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games. 38 jersey, which was otherwise retired in 2006. The .778 winning percentage was third only to Oklahoma and Miami (OH) during that decade. [31] The helmets worn against LSU were powder blue with jersey numbers on each side, similar to a design worn by the Rebels in the 1960s.[32]. Following the upset, Ole Miss jumped to No. The best players, moments and eye-popping stats from the college football season. In 2010, the university began its plan to phase out the use of Colonel Reb on official merchandise such as hats and shirts. Ole Miss plays the other six SEC West opponents once per season. The following season, Ole Miss won 30–17 led by running-back Dexter McCluster who had over 200 all purpose yards, including a 60 yd touchdown in the 3rd quarter. Ole Miss plays Vanderbilt as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the East division among the other six schools. The 2003 loss to LSU decided the SEC Western Division Champion, and helped propel LSU to a national championship. The longest tenured coach since Vaught was Billy Brewer, who in 11 seasons from 1983 to 1993 compiled a 68–55–3 record and won three bowl games. On December 7, following FAU's blowout win in the C-USA championship game, it was confirmed by Ole Miss AD Keith Carter that Lane Kiffin, the then-coach of FAU, would be the next head coach at Ole Miss. Cooper is now the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia. Three days later, Houston Nutt was hired as the next head football coach. [24][18]:181, Ole Miss has participated in 37 bowl games, with the Rebels having a record of 24–13.[25]. FM 95 The Station that plays the Greatest Hits! The university also banned flag poles to discourage fans from displaying the Confederate flag at football games and other athletic events after head coach Tommy Tuberville complained that the battle flag had hampered his attempts to recruit top-notch black athletes. Orgeron was named the 2004 National Recruiter of the Year by The Sporting News and Rivals.com. The Rebels went 16–9 under Billy Kinard, including a 10–2 record and a 41–18 Peach Bowl victory over Georgia Tech in his first year in 1971. Ole Miss Football - Never miss a Rebels game with Ole Miss football radio. On November 7, 2011; due to what ESPN called the "total decline" of the program over the past two years, athletic director Pete Boone forced Nutt to resign at the end of the season.[9]. REAL SPORTS TALK. Cutcliffe also directed Ole Miss to four bowl appearances in his first five seasons. In 1991, Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference. 22 Ole Miss upset No. In 2007, Ole Miss was last in the SEC in scoring offense, turnover margin, rushing offense, rushing defense, punt returns, opponent first downs, red-zone offense, opponent third-down conversions, field goal percentage, time of possession and kickoff coverage. Nutt's tenure at Ole Miss crested with the 2009 season, and the Rebels would only win a total of six games in the next two years. The two schools have met 62 times from 1921 to 2019. The program then joined the Southern Conference in 1922 and the Southeastern Conference in 1933. In 2003, the school's mascot, Colonel Reb, was discontinued from official participation in athletic events by the school. Despite the short preparation time for the game, Cutcliffe led the Rebels to a 35–18 victory over the Red Raiders, quite arguably the biggest upset of the 1998 bowl season. Kinard coached the Rebels through the 1972 season and through the third game of the 1973 season. Failing health forced Vaught to resign his position in 1970. His 2007 recruiting class was also listed among the best in college football (No. 13 in the final poll. Rebs add 2022 George County ATH. The Ole Miss Rebels football program represents the University of Mississippi, also known as "Ole Miss.” The Rebels compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Ole Miss Rebels News. The teams have played each other 114 times since 1901, and the first game officially known as "The Battle of the Golden Egg" was in 1927. In a college football season unlike any other, there were plenty of inspiring athletes who spoke out, from Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill to Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller. The 2001 Ole Miss–Arkansas game set an NCAA record for most overtime periods played (7). [14][15], Co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke was named interim head coach the same day. Lane Kiffin, who broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games in his first season as coach at Ole Miss, has been given a new contract. 3 Alabama 23-17 for the first time since 2003. Add to Calendar. Ed Orgeron, regarded as one of college football's premier defensive line coaches and recruiters, was named the 35th head football coach in the history of the University of Mississippi on December 16, 2004. 24 and Memphis entered the rankings at No. How does it affect the team, and how challenging is it? Vanderbilt and Ole Miss have played annually since 1942. Typically, Ole Miss uses one of two helmet designs. In 2015, Ole Miss visited Alabama as double digit underdogs. Since then, the rivalry has only had one contest with significant national title implications. The revitalized Ole Miss program continued in its success in 1998, but suffered a setback after the Egg Bowl when Tuberville, despite repeated assurances that he would not leave and even going so far as to say, "They'll have to take me out of here in a pine box"[3][4][5] agreed 2 days later to become the head coach at SEC West rival Auburn University. Ole Miss leads the SEC in rushing yards per game (206.5) and has the conference’s second-best passing offense with 356.5 yards per game. 21. In 2014, Ole Miss entered with a No. 18 ranking in the College Football Playoff rankings, and MSU was No. The administration fired Kinard after the Rebels started the 1973 season 1–2. 2020 season schedule, scores, stats, and highlights. NewsNow aims to be the world's most accurate and comprehensive Ole Miss Rebels news aggregator, bringing you the latest University of Mississippi headlines from the best Rebels sites and other key national and regional sports sources. Founded in 1893 as the state's first football team, Ole Miss has won six Southeastern Conference titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, and 1963) and three national titles (1959, 1960, 1962). Ole Miss has won a share of one divisional title, but has yet to make an appearance in the SEC Championship Game. Which players will emerge as stars for the nation's top teams next season? The Ole Miss Rebels football program represents the University of Mississippi, also known as "Ole Miss.” The Rebels compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). After serving as an assistant coach on the collegiate level for nine seasons (eight at Miami and one at Texas A&M), Tuberville began creating excitement in his first season in 1995, finishing the campaign with a 6–5 record and an Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State. [8] At the end of this season, the Rebels were ranked in the Top 15 in both major polls. The Rebels’ 1962 season is Ole Miss' only undefeated and untied season: 10–0. The Rebels were ranked atop the Associated Press poll for three weeks during the 1960 season and one week during the 1961 campaign. Seasons: 115 (1902 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 650-518-34 … Mississippi State entered the game with a No. He also served as USC's recruiting coordinator from 2001 to 2004 and was named assistant head coach in 2003. Terms were not announced. Just 2-7 in 1946, the Rebels went 9–2 in Vaught's first season at the helm, winning the first of his six SEC titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1963). 3 ranking.. No. Arkansas won that game 58–56 off a 2-point Rebel conversion that got stopped just short of the goal-line. 11 IU (1:38), Kiffin on contract extension: 'We're just getting started' (1:14), Ole Miss secures win after refs miss Allen's timeout request (0:41), Ole Miss backup QB's big reception sets up go-ahead TD (0:40), Scott pummels into the end zone to keep Indiana in the game (0:24), Snoop Conner's 33-yard run sets up his TD (0:47), Hoosiers block Ole Miss' FG attempt to close out the half (0:18), Corral lobs it up to Kelly for the Ole Miss TD (0:20), Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports, Predicting next year's breakout player for each Top 25 team, The 2021 Way-Too-Early college football top 25, Ole Miss OC Lebby agrees to new 2-year deal, Ole Miss rewards 'innovative' Kiffin with new deal, Alabama boasts 6 AP 1st-team All-Americans, Asked about Auburn job, Kiffin evokes Saban, SEC, ESPN strike 10-year deal starting in '24, Ole Miss-A&M game postponed due to COVID-19, SEC reworks final weeks to make up ppd. 19 Ole Miss. Ole Miss won the first conference contest in Little Rock by a score of 17–3. [16] Luke was dismissed after the game.[17]. Stations. [6] Orgeron, who took control of the Ole Miss program after serving the previous seven seasons as defensive line coach at the University of Southern California, and played a role in Pete Carroll's Trojan championship in 2004. This marked the first time Ole Miss had beaten Alabama in back to back seasons. Ole Miss has had 38 head coaches in over a century of play. The Rebels upset the No. In 2011, they went winless in SEC play. WVBG Newstalk 1490. Here's an early breakdown of the players you'll likely hear a lot of come fall. [44] On October 14, 2010, it was announced that students, alumni and season ticket holders at the university had picked Rebel Black Bear as their new mascot. The official Football page for the Ole Miss Rebels. However, his recruiting success did not translate to on the field performance. 15 LSU 38–17, which was Ole Miss's largest margin of victory over LSU since 1992. Lane Kiffin, who broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games in his first season as coach at Ole Miss, has been given a new contract. [19][20][21] However, the 1960 team is the only one recognized as a national champion by the larger college football community. College football odds and lines Public betting splits and line movement for the Outback … In November 2017, Luke was named the permanent head coach after leading the Rebels to a 6-6 record, including a 31-28 Egg Bowl win over Mississippi State. 18. In 1965, Ole Miss had the nation's only undefeated team, though it was not selected as national champion. Pollack and Negandhi talks about which teams were relatively successful in slowing down the Alabama offense and how he'd game plan defensively if he were coaching Ohio State. White jerseys with red numbers and stripes are used on the road. The bowl appearance was the program's first since 1992, and the Rebels earned a final national ranking of No. The Rebels earned a trip to the 2016 Sugar Bowl, their first appearance in this bowl game since 1970, where they beat Oklahoma State 48–20. This garnered them a berth in the 2014 Peach Bowl—their first major-bowl appearance since 1969. 31 according to scout.com). Who should win college football's most prestigious awards? The Ole Miss football team was the first college team in the nation to fly to a game, having done so in 1937. This was Ole Miss's first road win against Mississippi State since 2003, and the first time that the Rebels beat the Bulldogs two years in a row since 2003–04. Brewer remained in Oxford for another ten seasons, leading the Rebels to five winning seasons and four bowls, including Ole Miss' 1990 New Year's Day Gator Bowl appearance, which was the program's first January bowl game since 1969. The Rebels lost the 2012 Magnolia Bowl 35-41 during the last minute of the game when LSU's Jeremy Hill scored a 1 yd touchdown run. The Rebels’ primary helmet is navy blue with a single red stripe and “Ole Miss” written in script on each side. In 1972, Ole Miss' first black football player, Ben Williams, was signed and began playing. Ole Miss and Nutt won 23–21. Get the latest news and information for the Ole Miss Rebels. From 2004–2013, Alabama won every game between the two teams, including six wins by double digits. On October 19, 2013 an unranked Rebel team beat the No. [18]:179, Ole Miss has been selected National Champions three times by NCAA-deemed Major Selectors. The defensive tackle, recruited out of a small school in the Delta region of Mississippi, eventually claimed All-SEC honors and had a long and successful NFL career following his stint at Ole Miss. 13 Ole Miss, 37–24. Billy Kinard became the first Ole Miss alumnus to head up the football program, while Frank "Bruiser" Kinard, an offensive line coach under Vaught since 1948, was named athletic director that same year. In November 2007, Houston Nutt resigned as the head coach for Arkansas and was hired as Ole Miss' head coach a week later. [citation needed][importance?]. The Rebels posted their 600th win on September 27, 2008, when they defeated the Florida Gators 31–30. And college football coaches still said some pretty weird stuff. Ole Miss has nine players and two coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. Ole Miss leads the all-time series 50–39–2. [42], Ole Miss has one former player in the National Quarterback Club Hall of Fame. By Zach Berry January 4 Rebels go into Texas for huge OL. The modern era of Ole Miss football began in 1947, when Harold Drew was ousted in favor of his line coach, Johnny Vaught. Ole Miss Rebels Football Recruiting. This constituted one of the worst violations ever, and in 2019 the NCAA punished Ole Miss by stripping the team of 33 wins over six seasons, including seven from 2012, eight from 2014, and five from 2016. The Rebels hold a 49–12–2 advantage over the Tigers in this non-conference series. Ole Miss won the game 24–3 to increase their winning streak against Memphis to six straight. Trending news, game recaps, highlights, player information, rumors, videos and more from FOX Sports. Ole Miss would later vacate this win due to NCAA violations. LSU humiliated the Rebels 52–3 at Oxford in 2010.Les Miles ordered third-string quarterback Zach Mettenberger to take a knee four times after LSU gained a first-and-goal at the Ole Miss 1-yard line with five minutes to play. Brewer was dismissed just prior to the 1994 season after the NCAA infractions committee found him guilty of "unethical conduct," and Ole Miss defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn took over as interim coach, directing the Rebels to a 4–7 record under difficult circumstances highlighted only by a 34–21 victory over rival LSU. Alex de la Osa/Collegiate Images/Getty Images, Ole Miss finishes with hard-fought upset over No. The team flew from Memphis to Philadelphia to play Temple University. On November 27, 2007, Houston Nutt was hired as the 36th head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels, just five weeks after having defeated Ole Miss as the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.[7]. Ole Miss first played Arkansas in 1908, with Arkansas winning that game 33–0. Never mind the fact that Ole Miss blew a two-touchdown lead to Indiana in the second half when it looked like the Rebels were going to run away with an … [38], In 1992, to commemorate the 100th year of Ole Miss football, the Ole Miss Athletic Department put together a so-called "Team of the Century," recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of 26 players.[40]. [37] It was the Tigers' first victory over a ranked team since defeating No. During the 2000s, the rivalry was reignited by a series of close games and coaching changes. Both Billy Kinard and Frank Kinard were fired, and Johnny Vaught was rehired as both the head coach and athletic director. The Ole Miss Rebels latest football and basketball news, stats, schedules, football and basketball recruiting. The 2015 season featured wins over ranked SEC West Rivals LSU and Mississippi State, but was headlined by a road victory over then-No. In 1979, Vaught was inducted in the National College Football Hall of Fame. Having the ball inside the Ole Miss 20 and trailing by 4 with seconds remaining, Arkansas needed a score. The perfect gift for football recruiting fans! 19 to No. Since Vaught's departure in 1973, the Rebels have gone through a number of head coaches, none of them able to replicate the success of the Vaught era. The Rebels also went to their first bowl game since 1971 losing to Air Force 9–3 in the Independence Bowl. The speed limit on the Ole Miss campus is 18 MPH in honor of, The Rebels will face off against the Louisville Cardinals in 2021 in the, This page was last edited on 10 January 2021, at 08:05. In the 2019 Egg Bowl, Luke's recruit Elijah Moore performed a post-touchdown mockery of a urinating dog, costing the Rebels a penalty and ultimately losing the game by a missed extra point 20-21. Adam Rittenberg predicts the winners and final scores of every bowl game, including the College Football Playoff. The Rebels spent most of the season in the top 10, rising as high as third in October—their highest ranking at that late stage in the season in almost half a century. Regular Season: DATE: OPPONENT: … Can programs such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas A&M close the gap in their conferences? Ole Miss Athletics. From Kirby Smart to Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban is used to having coordinators pull double duty heading into title games. [13] In 2019, the NCAA vacated 33 of the team's victories dating from 2010 to 2016 and levied a two-year ban on postseason play as punishment for recruiting and academic violations under both Houston Nutt and Freeze. We break it down in our Way Too Early Top 25. 94 PHOTOS. Ole Miss has largely stripped away all connotations to the Confederacy except its most prominent one: the Rebels nickname. We present the best of college football bowl season, from the Myrtle Beach Bowl to the national championship. MSU also had a chance at making the SEC title game, where they needed a win and an Alabama loss. The 2007 season was an unmitigated disaster for the Rebels. ... Matt Corral: A look at the Ole Miss Rebels football quarterback. Following the 1973 football season, Vaught resigned once again as head coach, but remained on as athletic director. ... Alabama-Ole Miss fireworks and college football’s most interesting Week 6 stats The Rebels add their first 2022 commit. FM 95. 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[10] This included all four wins in 2010 and two wins in 2011, making them "officially" the first winless seasons for the Rebels in over a century. Since 1983[citation needed], the administration has distanced itself from Confederate symbols. The 2010s featured several memorable Magnolia Bowls. In all, Vaught led Ole Miss to 18 bowl games, posting a 10–8 record. Ole Miss uses three jersey options along with two pant styles. However, Vanderbilt has sustained the rivalry with a surprising blow-out victory over the Rebels in 2016. Vaught coached Ole Miss for 25 seasons, compiling a 190–61–12 record and winning six conference championships, three national championships, and ten bowl games. He was named SEC Coach of the Year in 1986 (8–3–1 record) and 1990 (9–3 record), and in 1986, the Rebels return to the national rankings for the first time in over a decade. 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