The Battle for the Golden Egg (nicknamed the Egg Bowl) is the Rebels' last game of the season against in-state SEC rival Mississippi State University (MSU). We break it all down. The longest tenured coach since Vaught was Billy Brewer, who in 11 seasons from 1983 to 1993 compiled a 68–55–3 record and won three bowl games. 6 Tennessee in 1996. Who should win college football's most prestigious awards? The administration fired Kinard after the Rebels started the 1973 season 1–2. That excitement grew in 1997, when Ole Miss recorded its best season since 1992 with an 8–4 record, a thrilling 15–14 Egg Bowl victory over Mississippi State and a Motor City Bowl win over Marshall University. In 2015, Ole Miss visited Alabama as double digit underdogs. [38], In 1992, to commemorate the 100th year of Ole Miss football, the Ole Miss Athletic Department put together a so-called "Team of the Century," recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of 26 players.[40]. In 2014, Ole Miss entered with a No. NewsNow aims to be the world's most accurate and comprehensive Ole Miss Rebels news aggregator, bringing you the latest University of Mississippi headlines from the best Rebels sites and other key national and regional sports sources. Coaches prior to Tuberville also expressed concerns about the difficulty of recruiting black athletes. Despite his 44–29 record, five straight winning seasons, and guiding the team to its first 10 win season in over 30 years, Cutcliffe was fired by Ole Miss's Athletic Director Pete Boone in December 2004 after the team posted a disappointing 4–7 record and three consecutive losses to LSU. In 1947, Johnny Vaught became head coach and led the team to its first conference championship. It's never too early to start speculating. The head coach for the Team of the Century was Johnny Vaught, who coached Ole Miss from 1947–70 and again in 1973. The Rebels also went to their first bowl game since 1971 losing to Air Force 9–3 in the Independence Bowl. It was Ole Miss' first New Year's bowl since the 1991 Gator Bowl against Michigan. NCAA investigators later concluded that Nutt had allowed student athletes to play while ineligible. In 2010, the university began its plan to phase out the use of Colonel Reb on official merchandise such as hats and shirts. He also coached four players who finished in the top five in the Heisman Trophy voting: Conerly in 1947, Charlie Flowers (5th in 1959), Jake Gibbs (3rd in 1960), and Archie Manning (4th in 1969, 3rd in 1970). The student bodies at both universities created a trophy for the LSU–Ole Miss rivalry in 2008, and renamed the matchup the "Magnolia Bowl." Vanderbilt and Ole Miss have played annually since 1942. [45][46] The announcement was the result of a campus-wide vote in February and months of polling. Ole Miss Rebels News. [31] The helmets worn against LSU were powder blue with jersey numbers on each side, similar to a design worn by the Rebels in the 1960s.[32]. REAL SPORTS TALK. From celebrating classic video games to breaking down the big games, here is the best of Week 16. In his first year he went 7–6 and finished the regular season with a win over rival Mississippi State. 1 in the Associated Press poll. Following the upset, Ole Miss jumped to No. Here's an early breakdown of the players you'll likely hear a lot of come fall. Mississippi State entered the game with a No. Both schools got New Year's Six bowl games. On October 19, 2013 an unranked Rebel team beat the No. 2-ranked Alabama, their first win in Tuscaloosa since 1988 and only the first time they had beaten the Tide in back-to-back seasons. Ed Orgeron, regarded as one of college football's premier defensive line coaches and recruiters, was named the 35th head football coach in the history of the University of Mississippi on December 16, 2004. The victory catapulted Ole Miss to No. That loss was Notre Dame's lone setback of the 1977 campaign, as they finished the season with an 11–1 record and claimed both the AP and UPI national titles. Both Billy Kinard and Frank Kinard were fired, and Johnny Vaught was rehired as both the head coach and athletic director. In a college football season unlike any other, there were plenty of inspiring athletes who spoke out, from Mississippi State RB Kylin Hill to Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller. In one of the most memorable games in Rebel football history, Ole Miss upset Notre Dame, 20–13 in Mississippi Memorial Stadium on September 17, 1977, in Jackson. Ole Miss won the first two official Magnolia Bowls in 2008 31–13 and 2009 25–23. Ole Miss Football - Never miss a Rebels game with Ole Miss football radio. Failing health forced Vaught to resign his position in 1970. Ole Miss Athletics. [33] While it is called a "Bowl", the game is not a postseason bowl game but a regular season SEC game. Regular Season: DATE: OPPONENT: … [34] Ole Miss leads the series with 62-46-6. 6 ranked Tigers 27-24 on a last-second 46-yard field goal. Kinard coached the Rebels through the 1972 season and through the third game of the 1973 season. Following the 1977 season, Steve Sloan, the former All-American quarterback at Alabama under Paul "Bear" Bryant, was hired as the new Rebel head coach and began his five-year stint in 1978. [47][48] The black bear will be replaced by the Landshark, in reference to a celebratory hand symbol that players began using in 2008.[49][50]. [8] At the end of this season, the Rebels were ranked in the Top 15 in both major polls. The Rebels upset the No. This was Ole Miss's first road win against Mississippi State since 2003, and the first time that the Rebels beat the Bulldogs two years in a row since 2003–04. Ole Miss rewards 'innovative' Kiffin with new deal. The game was considered to be a play-in game for the Sugar Bowl. In November 2007, Houston Nutt resigned as the head coach for Arkansas and was hired as Ole Miss' head coach a week later. Cooper is now the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia. In 2007, Ole Miss was last in the SEC in scoring offense, turnover margin, rushing offense, rushing defense, punt returns, opponent first downs, red-zone offense, opponent third-down conversions, field goal percentage, time of possession and kickoff coverage. On October 6, 2017, Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced that the new university mascot would be the Landshark, beginning with the 2018–19 season. The 2003 loss to LSU decided the SEC Western Division Champion, and helped propel LSU to a national championship. The NCAA also banned the team from postseason play for two years, stripped it of scholarships for four years, and placed it on three years of probation. The Rebels use red jerseys for their primary home uniforms and blue jerseys as alternates; both have bold white numbers and white shoulder stripes. Real-time Ole Miss Rebels Football scores on SECSports.com. The Rebels come into the game with the top-ranked offense in the SEC with an average of 563.0 yards per game. The teams have played each other 114 times since 1901, and the first game officially known as "The Battle of the Golden Egg" was in 1927. Be a part of the Ole Miss community for $8.33/month. 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Following their 31–28 victory over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl Classic, the Rebels finished No. Orgeron's talent as a recruiter created a buzz among Rebel fans and drew national attention when Ole Miss' 2006 signing class ranked as high as 15th in the rankings. 9 in the College Football Playoff rankings. Main Navigation Menu. Memphis won the most recent matchup 15–10 on August 31, 2019. Cutcliffe also directed Ole Miss to four bowl appearances in his first five seasons. Who actually will? The next year the SEC divided into two divisions. Twenty-nine Egg Bowls have been played on Thanksgiving Day. In all, Vaught led Ole Miss to 18 bowl games, posting a 10–8 record. The Rebels were among the winningest programs in the country during the 1950s. 24 and Memphis entered the rankings at No. How does it affect the team, and how challenging is it? In 2015, The Tigers upset No. When the SEC split into divisions in 1992, the Commodores and Rebels were selected as permanent cross-division rivals. The Rebels kicked a field goal with less than 3 minutes remaining to go up 23–14, but Arkansas scored with a minute left. 13 in the final poll. [35] LSU won their first official Magnolia Bowl in 2010 with a last minute score, 43–36. Terms were not announced. Since then, five FBS football games have reached seven overtime periods. In 1997[citation needed], the university student senate passed a resolution requesting fans not to display the Confederate battle flag at university athletic events. The speed limit on the Ole Miss campus is 18 miles per hour in honor of Archie Manning, who wore the same number during his pl… [19][20][21] However, the 1960 team is the only one recognized as a national champion by the larger college football community. In the 1980s, Arkansas dominated the Rebels. [44] On October 14, 2010, it was announced that students, alumni and season ticket holders at the university had picked Rebel Black Bear as their new mascot. [18]:179, Ole Miss has been selected National Champions three times by NCAA-deemed Major Selectors. The best players, moments and eye-popping stats from the college football season. Conference champions have been crowned and the argument around the College Football Playoff picture intensifies. These jerseys are paired with either gray pants with red and blue stripes or white pants with red stripes. Both universities are founding members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and have competed in the SEC Western Division since the 1992 season. The 1947 season also saw Ole Miss great Charlie Conerly become the first Rebel player to seriously contend for the Heisman Trophy, placing fourth in the voting. The first was the football team, which began play in 1893. Get the latest news and information for the Ole Miss Rebels. However, in 2014, No. The Ole Miss–Memphis football rivalry has also been a far less competitive rivalry series. Seasons: 115 (1902 to 2020) Record (W-L-T): 650-518-34 … Orgeron was fired on November 24, 2007. Ole Miss rewards 'innovative' Kiffin with new deal. Freeze led to the Rebels to another strong season in 2015, perhaps the program's strongest since the undefeated and untied season of 1962. In the 2019 Egg Bowl, Luke's recruit Elijah Moore performed a post-touchdown mockery of a urinating dog, costing the Rebels a penalty and ultimately losing the game by a missed extra point 20-21. [42], Ole Miss has one former player in the National Quarterback Club Hall of Fame. In 1899, Ole Miss became a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA). We break it down in our Way Too Early Top 25. In 1979, Vaught was inducted in the National College Football Hall of Fame. On July 20, 2017, Freeze resigned after Ole Miss officials learned that he had used a university-provided cell phone to place calls to an escort service in "a concerning pattern" that began shortly after he took the job in 2011. The perfect gift for football recruiting fans! The Ole Miss football season is now just a week over. [24][18]:181, Ole Miss has participated in 37 bowl games, with the Rebels having a record of 24–13.[25]. Ole Miss has had 38 head coaches in over a century of play. The Rebels’ primary helmet is navy blue with a single red stripe and “Ole Miss” written in script on each side. Take a look at the rest of the CFP and bowl season. During the 2000s, the rivalry was reignited by a series of close games and coaching changes. Lane Kiffin, who broke the SEC record for total offense in conference games in his first season as coach at Ole Miss, has been given a new contract. The Rebels lost the 2012 Magnolia Bowl 35-41 during the last minute of the game when LSU's Jeremy Hill scored a 1 yd touchdown run. If Rebels fans really believe 2020 was good then fans have to be looking forward to 2021. Heisman Trophy finalists Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith are among six Alabama players on the AP's All-America team. 7 Indiana in Outback Bowl, From Lane to Dabo to Tom Herman's favorite app: College football's quotes of the year, College football Week 16 scores, Top 25 analysis and must-see moments. By Zach Berry January 4 Rebels go into Texas for huge OL. Ole Miss controlled their own destiny in the SEC West for much of the 2015 campaign, but ultimately finished in second place. On December 5, 2011, Hugh Freeze was announced as the new head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels football team. Ole Miss has nine players and two coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame. Subscribe Subscribe now! 18 ranking in the College Football Playoff rankings, and MSU was No. Vaught coached some of the best players in Ole Miss football history. As of 2020, there are no future games scheduled between the two teams. LSU leads the overall series over Ole Miss 59–41–4, but since the creation of the Magnolia Bowl, the series is tied, 4–4. Ole Miss plays Vanderbilt as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the East division among the other six schools. Ole Miss cornerback Senquez Golson sealed the victory with an interception in the fourth quarter. Never mind the fact that Ole Miss blew a two-touchdown lead to Indiana in the second half when it looked like the Rebels were going to run away with an … Ole Miss: Wide receiver Elijah Moore and tight end Kenny Yeboah-- the Rebels' two leading receivers -- opted out before the bowl game.That'll put a ton of … He was succeeded by Billy Kinard. Rebs add 2022 George County ATH. Ole Miss uses three jersey options along with two pant styles. Cutcliffe, who came to Ole Miss from his offensive coordinator post at Tennessee, took over the reins just 29 days before the Rebels' Sanford Independence Bowl date versus Texas Tech. The .778 winning percentage was third only to Oklahoma and Miami (OH) during that decade. After the disappointing 5–5 season in 1972, the alumni were advocating to have Kinard removed as head coach. On November 7, 2011; due to what ESPN called the "total decline" of the program over the past two years, athletic director Pete Boone forced Nutt to resign at the end of the season.[9]. Cutcliffe had four winning seasons in his first five seasons at Ole Miss, in 1999 (8–4), 2000 (7–5), 2001 (7–4) and 2002 (7–6), becoming the first Rebel mentor since Harry Mehre (1938–41) to post winning marks in his first five years. Freeze was previously the head coach at Arkansas State and had previously been the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator from 2005–2007. 94 PHOTOS. The Ole Miss Rebels college football team represents the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Ole Miss and Nutt won 23–21. — Matt Corral threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, leading Mississippi to a 26-20 upset of seventh-ranked Indiana in the Outback Bowl on Saturday. On November 27, 2007, Houston Nutt was hired as the 36th head football coach of the Ole Miss Rebels, just five weeks after having defeated Ole Miss as the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks.[7]. Just 2-7 in 1946, the Rebels went 9–2 in Vaught's first season at the helm, winning the first of his six SEC titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, 1963). Alex de la Osa/Collegiate Images/Getty Images, Ole Miss finishes with hard-fought upset over No. A former All-American at Texas Christian University (TCU), Vaught led the Ole Miss program to national prominence over the next 24 years, posting 23 winning records and making the team a fixture in the national polls. The university has reclassified the Colonel Reb trademark as a historical mark of the university. Founded in 1893 as the state's first football team, Ole Miss has won six Southeastern Conference titles (1947, 1954, 1955, 1960, 1962, and 1963) and three national titles (1959, 1960, 1962). [38], Ole Miss and Tulane have been rivals since the time that Tulane was an SEC member. 11 IU (1:38), Kiffin on contract extension: 'We're just getting started' (1:14), Ole Miss secures win after refs miss Allen's timeout request (0:41), Ole Miss backup QB's big reception sets up go-ahead TD (0:40), Scott pummels into the end zone to keep Indiana in the game (0:24), Snoop Conner's 33-yard run sets up his TD (0:47), Hoosiers block Ole Miss' FG attempt to close out the half (0:18), Corral lobs it up to Kelly for the Ole Miss TD (0:20), Gary Cosby Jr/The Tuscaloosa News via USA TODAY Sports, Predicting next year's breakout player for each Top 25 team, The 2021 Way-Too-Early college football top 25, Ole Miss OC Lebby agrees to new 2-year deal, Ole Miss rewards 'innovative' Kiffin with new deal, Alabama boasts 6 AP 1st-team All-Americans, Asked about Auburn job, Kiffin evokes Saban, SEC, ESPN strike 10-year deal starting in '24, Ole Miss-A&M game postponed due to COVID-19, SEC reworks final weeks to make up ppd. Learfield IMG College. The Rebels spent most of the season in the top 10, rising as high as third in October—their highest ranking at that late stage in the season in almost half a century. The flight was from Memphis, Tennessee to Philadelphia. The rivalry was resumed in 2014. Ole Miss Live Shows. Ole Miss first played LSU on December 3, 1894, winning 26–6 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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