Ole Miss Football: Five Keys For Rebels Week-One Win Over Texas Tech

OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 14: Wide receiver A.J. Brown
OXFORD, MS - OCTOBER 14: Wide receiver A.J. Brown /
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With the 2018 Ole Miss football season opener just days away we are excited over the reasons why the Rebels could get the win over the Red Raiders.

So we are just days away from the kickoff of the 2018 Ole Miss football season. This Saturday the Rebels will head to Houston, Texas to take on the Red Raiders of Texas Tech. This Sunday we will know just what we have on the field in 2018 with this Rebels team. Ole Hotty Toddy has made season predictions which, at this point just prior to the season, we feel very confident about. The Rebels are looking good thru fall camp and have stayed relatively healthy.

It’s only natural we are beginning to get anxiously nervous about the upcoming season. We have questions about certain aspects of this team and given the past couple of seasons that is also very natural. I’m sure, like me, you are either very excited, cautiously optimistic, even a little worried or a combination of the three right now. Don’t worry Rebel Nation, Ole Miss is loaded on offense and the defense is said to be significantly better.

Earlier this week hundreds of schools released their two-deep depth charts for their season opening games. Ole Miss and Texas Tech were two of them. At first sight Matt Luke’s depth chart was somewhat surprising with quite a few true freshman and red-shirt freshmen listed. Kliff Kingsbury’s depth chart literally left both Red Raiders and Rebels fans scratching our heads. Now  we’ve had a couple of days to study the depth charts in detail we see the Ole Miss offense is very strong .

Of course, we wait to see what the 2018 edition of the Landshark Defense will truly look like but we have to believe they will be much better. Both the defensive line and secondary can boast solid starters and talented depth. The only real concern for me on the defense is at the line-backer position. While junior Mohamed Sanogo and freshman Kevontae’ Ruggs are very talented they are both still young. The depth is what scares me most about the line-backers group. We will discuss these issues and others as we look at five keys to a Rebels week-one win against Texas Tech.