Ole Miss Looking For Stronger Finish

The Ole Miss Rebels went 8-5 last year, 4-4 in SEC play. Coach Lane Kiffin starts his fourth season in Oxford. He said coaching at Tennessee in 2009 seems like a lifetime ago.

The Rebels have a new defensive coordinator this year. Pete Golding spent the last five years in the same role at Alabama. Senior defensive end Cedric Johnson…

Last season, the Rebels started the year 7-0, climbing to seventh in the AP Poll, before losing five of their last six, including a Texas Bowl loss to Texas Tech. Senior cornerback Deantre Prince says they can’t let a single loss snowball on them.

Sophomore running back Quinshon Judkins says the Rebels need to finish the season stronger.

Judkins had more than 120 yards per game rushing and 16 touchdowns, along with 15 catches and a receiving touchdown. Kiffin expects even more from him this year.

The Rebels open at home against Mercer September 2nd, and start conference play at Alabama three weeks later.