Ole Miss Football: Contending for 2015 SEC West Title

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Aug 28, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) carries the ball after a catch defended by Boise State Broncos cornerback Jonathan Moxey (30) in the fourth quarter of the 2014 Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 17 Ole Miss football team enters the 2015 season on the tail of a successful 9-4 2014 campaign. The Rebes enter the season without the leadership of quarterback Bo Wallace, who graduated in 2014, and with questions circling around the team’s 2014 injuries that sidelined leaders of both the offense and defensive sides of the ball.

Hugh Freeze will have his team ready for the 2015 season and they will be a contender for the SEC West. Why you ask? It is definitely because of the unpredictability factor.

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Last season, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell led the team with 48 receptions and receiving yards per game with 70.2. On the defensive side of the ball, the Rebels lost linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (a vocal leader of their ‘Landshark’ defense). Both are expected to make major contributions for the Rebels in 2015.

The Rebels have some tricks up their sleeves this year and will continue to grow as one of the top SEC teams and in the nation. I’ll look into how the Rebels’ week-by-week schedule looks for 2015 and explain why they will battle Alabama, Auburn and LSU for a spot in the SEC Championship.

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