Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/5/12
The Ole Miss Rebels haven’t won the SEC since 1963. 1963! And they haven’t been to a bowl since 2009. Yet I think they’ll be better this season for some reason. Or at least serviceable. Somewhat competitive. One thing’s for sure- they’ll end that 15 game losing streak to SEC opponents. 2011 was: a decent start, but HORRID finish. After a 2-3 start, they dropped their last seven to finish 2-10. How much difference will a new coaching staff make? 2012 will go smoothly if:  that supposed SEC speed comes through. The Rebels have playmakers everywhere, but little depth. A lot of youth got experience last year and that has to count for something, right? I believe they’re better than Kentucky, but there’s still a massive gap between those two teams and the rest of the league. 2012 will be rough if: they don’t solve their passing game and rush defense issues from last year. Both numbers were bad. Oh their running game was bad too. Just look at what LSU, Alabama and Auburn did to them. Sti...
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