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Ole Miss: Are the Rebels just pretending to be the third best team in the SEC?

The litmus test for determining liars among the Ole Miss Fans these days is to ask them if they were surprised by the first two years of Houston Nutt’s term as head coach.

Not even the most fog-eyed faithful had the stones to predict 18 wins and two Cotton Bowl trophies in the two years directly following Ed Orgeron’s 10-25 stint as Ole Miss’ head coach.

Those 18 wins are third best in the conference overall, and include nine wins in conference; good for fourth best behind Florida, Alabama and Georgia.