Ole Miss took care of business against the Auburn Tigers this week, winning the Rebel’s 2012 Homecoming matchup 41-20, and their first SEC game since 2010.
The last two years have been an exercise in extreme patience for the Rebel fan base as the last SEC win came on October 2, 2010 against Kentucky. Since that time, Rebel fans have endured a coaching change, a mascot change, an athletic director change and many long nights questioning our sanity and maybe even life’s priorities to continue to support this team.
But, oh, how quickly winning solves all ills.
Head coach Hugh Freeze has achieved maximum buy-in from the players and fans with his monumental turn-around. With four wins and five left to play, the Rebels are eyeing a bowl game, and that is something very few people could envision in the first year of a ground-up rebuilding program.
Let’s look at some of the winners and losers from this much needed win in Oxford.