Ole Miss frustrated but optimistic ahead of Outback Bowl
During any other college football season, a four-win Ole Miss team would be home for the New Year.
But in this new world of COVID-19, four-win Ole Miss is still going bowling against a team that was probably just one win away from being in the College Football playoff.
It’s Ole Miss and 11th ranked Indiana in this year’s Outback Bowl on January 2nd in Tampa, Florida.
The Rebels still got the call despite losing to LSU on Saturday in the same way they lost most of their games this year.
Three times have they fallen short after leading or being tied in the fourth quarter and even needed overtime to get past Kentucky.
On the one hand, it’s shoulda, woulda, coulda, but on the other Ole Miss just as easily could’ve been in an New Year’s Six Bowl. Head Coach Lane Kiffin said, “Really frustrating but at the same time, I feel like I would think for a fan base, everything around is a lot more excited than a year ago if you’re saying okay, you’ve got some blowout games saying alright, we’re a long way away, 66-3 to Alabama or something like that. So, I do like that, I think that’s showing up in recruiting that players feel like hey, I can go there and it’s not that far away from being a championship program.”
The Rebels and Hoosiers kick things off at 11:30 a.m. January 2nd from Raymond James Stadium.