Anyway, on to this week in Oxford. It's hard to believe where Ole Miss is these days — this time two years ago, they were trending upward, even rose as high as top-5 in the country before laying an egg vs. South Carolina on a Thursday, a week before Bama came to town and finished the job.
The Rebs haven't really been the same since that two-week stretch — they struggled through the rest of the season, losing at Auburn and Mississippi State, then came back and posted an inspiring 3-9 mark. Thus far this season, the high point of the season was when they led BYU in the fourth quarter. For this year's version of the Bama game, they opened as 25-point underdogs in their own building. That's life in the SEC: things move quickly.