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RebelTheBear
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Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
All aboard bitches. I hope you brought your pro-glide lube and ultra-ribbed condoms because Lane is about to go to pound town.

SCHEDULE

Now that we know we are playing a 10 game SEC only season, we can infer that our two additional SEC East opponents will be Kentucky and Tennessee. This means our schedule goes something like this (total guess):

Sep. 26th - AUBURN
Oct. 3rd - @ LSU
Oct. 10th - @ KENTUCKY
Oct. 17th - Bye Week
Oct. 24th - ALABAMA
Oct. 31st - @ VANDERBILT
Nov. 7th - FLORIDA
Nov. 14th - @TEXAS A&M
Nov. 21st - TENNESSEE
Nov. 28th - @ ARKANSAS
Dec. 5th - MISSISSIPPI STATE

ROSTER

Ole Miss 2020 Football Roster

PREDICTIONS

Athlon Sports - Ole Miss Football 2020 Preview

"The cancellation of spring practice was an issue everywhere, but even more difficult for new coaches who hoped to begin quarterback competitions.

Kiffin hopes to name a quarterback who can lead an adaptable, explosive offense to carry a defense that will have to find its way. After his firing at USC, Kiffin was able to build such offenses as the coordinator at Alabama and head coach at Florida Atlantic.

Whoever takes the snaps will have to survive a brutal early schedule with Baylor, Auburn, LSU and Alabama in four of the first five games. Will Kiffin gamble that Plumlee, a dynamic athlete, can show great improvement as a passer, or will he go a different route and use Plumlee in other ways? It’s a decision that will shape Kiffin’s debut season."
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RebelTheBear
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
PREVIEW OF THE OFFENSE

"Starting quarterback John Rhys Plumlee is back after leading the SEC in rushing yards per game at 113.7. If Plumlee is going to keep the job in a scheme that will be more balanced, he’ll need to improve in the pass game where he completed just 52.7 percent after becoming QB1 four games into his freshman season. Sophomore Matt Corral will be the primary threat among three others in the mix.

The Rebels return dynamic talent at running back in home-run threat Jerrion Ealy, who accounted for 894 yards and eight touchdowns rushing and receiving.

Three-and-a-half starters return on the offensive line after talented sophomore Nick Broeker, who coaches believe has all-conference potential, split game reps with a senior at left tackle last year. Right guard Ben Brown, a redshirt junior, is in his third starting season. Senior Royce Newman will move to right tackle to replace the lone departure, Alex Givens.

Wide receiver looks to be a position with untapped potential. There were four highly regarded freshmen in the 2019 signing class who were mostly lost in a run-heavy offense. In addition, the hiring of Kiffin convinced two older players to remain instead of transfer. Junior slot receiver Elijah Moore is back after netting 67 catches and six touchdown passes last year. Temple grad transfer Kenny Yeboah is the favorite at tight end."

PREVIEW OF THE DEFENSE

"Kiffin and staff will only say “multiple” when asked about a scheme.

The Rebels are thin at the interior defensive line spots and whiffed on several prospects in the late signing period. Several players listed as ends on the spring roster could end up helping out inside. Since the Rebels ran a 3-4 last year, there are outside linebackers to help at the end spots should Kiffin choose a four-man front.



Sam Williams, a first-year juco transfer at OLB, had six sacks and 9.5 tackles for a loss. Senior Ryder Anderson was playing the best football of his career as a disruptive edge rusher when a knee injury cut short his season. Throughout his career, he’s added bulk to his 6'6" frame, and coaches hope he’ll pick up where he left off. Freshman end Demon Clowney, the cousin of NFL defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, could be a factor.

Middle linebacker is the most experienced group as Ole Miss returns Lakia Henry and Jacquez Jones, its top two tacklers.

In addition, MoMo Sanogo, who gained some preseason All-SEC mention a year ago, returns from a broken ankle.

The surprise transfer of sophomore Deantre Prince creates a depth problem at cornerback, and the Rebels need young players to emerge at the safety spots."

RebelTheBear's DEFINITELY NOT A JINX PREDICTION

Offense, offense and some more offense is going to be the key for us this year. We need to maintain our downhill running attack from last year and implement some of Lane's spread passing attack. If we do that and see some improvement in our pass defense, we will win half of our games and upset someone (I'm thinking Florida). Think Ole Miss football 2012, first year with Bo Wallace.
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RebelTheBear
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
PLAYERS LEAVING FROM 2019

OLB Vernon Dasher
TE Jason Pellerin
RB Keshun Wells
TE Octavius Cooley
DB Myles Hartsfield
ILB Willie Hibler
RB Scottie Phillips
DB Jalen Julius
DB Armani Linton
DE Austrian Robinson
DB Kweisi Fountain
DT Josiah Coatney
OLB Brenden Williams
OL Michael Howard
OL KC Swaim
OL Alex Givens
DL Benito Jones
OLB Qaadir Sheppard

RETURNING PRODUCTION

Total: 71%

Offense: 78%
-Percent of Passing Yards: 100%
-Percent of Rushing Yards: 82%
-Percent of Receiving Yards: 85%
-Percent of Scoring: 87%

Defense: 64%
-Percent of Tackles: 64%
-Percent of Sacks: 61%
-Percent of Forced Fumbles: 100%
-Percent of Interceptions: 70%

Number of Returning Offensive Starters: 8
Number of Returning Defensive Starters: 7
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RebelTheBear
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
2020 SEASON CUMULATIVE STATS

I will update this post after each game on Sunday afternoon by 1:00PM.
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WithaRebelYell
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
Is this a confirmed schedule?


RebelTheBear
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
Total guess based on our original schedule from 2020, however I am pretty confident in the additional opponents from the East: we played Missouri last year, SCAR the year before that, we already play Vandy and Florida and it doesn't seem reasonable to make us play Florida and Georgia in the same year given our SEC West slate.
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WithaRebelYell
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
Playing the vols in 2020 and 2021


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RebelTheBear
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
Looks like we might play either UGA or SCAR then. Would be fun to play UT for 3 straight years though
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RebelExpress38
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
10 SEC Games is beautiful. I hope it stays that way +1 power 5 non con, and 1 small school rent a win in the future.

SEC Network ratings will be through the roof with all those matchups each week. I bet it will be over 20% increase even with less games this season.

(knock on wood, WAOM, etc.)


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Henry Jones Jr
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
Having the extra month to prepare makes me a little more optimistic


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UMRealist
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
I read speculation that they could move rivalry week to the first weekend to be sure they get those games in. Would be so bizarre.


GatorReb
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
I’ve heard opening the season at Tennessee May be the way it goes. But again who knows at this point.


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Tornado Alley
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
The first week will be a shitshow for everyone. There will be fumbling, missed field goals, delays, issues getting units on the field, etc.


olemissfan26
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re: Official 2020 Ole Miss Football Thread - The Lane Train is Leaving the Station
The chaos will be both fun and painful all at the same time. Logically I’ll know not to worry about results of the first game of a throw away season but don’t worry I’ll live and die by each series

That being said, I want a season full of no punts. No field goals. Lots of WTF was that plays. Volatility. Make it must watch tv.


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