Midseason review: Ole Miss

Record: 3-2 (1-1 SEC)

After a disastrous start to the season, Ole Miss has been digging out of the rubble ever since. And to the Rebels’ credit, they haven’t quit digging and have shown signs of improvement. Let’s face it. A lot of teams would have folded the tents right there after losing at home to an FCS opponent in the season opener. Two weeks after the Jacksonville State debacle, the Rebels lost again at home, this time to Vanderbilt by two touchdowns. The defense has struggled the whole way, which is surprising considering the personnel the Rebels had returning in their front seven. However, they lost senior defensive end Kentrell Lockett for the season to a knee injury, and the secondary’s inexperience has been especially glaring.