When it comes to Ole Miss basketball, Ole Miss football or even Ole Miss baseball there are some Rebels who will never be happy with anything.
If you look back at the 2018 Ole Miss football season then you can admit it was a crap-show for the most part. With no defense and a high-powered offense which could score in the red-zone the Rebels finished the season 5-7 and an Egg Bowl loss to in-state rival Miss State. Naturally some major changes were made.
Look at the 2017-18 Ole Miss basketball season which was another crap-show and then the outcome for the 2018 Ole Miss baseball season. Once again some major changes were made. Not all change is bad but when you continue to see change you want to see results. Considering 2018 for Ole Miss athletics you can be somewhat understanding of some Rebels fans being unhappy.
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Some Rebels fans want to put the cart ahead of the horse and might have set their expectations just a little too high. Trust me, I really do get it. The homer fan in me wants to see Ole Miss win every game even when I know there is a strong chance we might not. This past season I really believed Ole Miss football would be at least an 8 win team. Was I disappointed? Yes, of course.
Did I believe some changes needed to be made? Yes, of course. Was I happy when I saw those changes being made? Yes, of course. However, even with the changes being made some Rebels are still unhappy and if you spend much time on social media it is very apparent especially if you write about Ole Miss sports.
I have seen the criticism of Matt Luke and Kermit Davis despite the recent hires for Luke and Ole Miss football and the success Rebels hoops has seen since Davis has been in Oxford.
The Ole Miss football team will now be much better with the recent additions of coaches Mike Mac and Rich Rod but it might not happen overnight. However, the reason they were ultimately hired by Luke was to make the Ole Miss football program better. They haven’t even coached a practice yet and some Rebels fans are already being critical. When it come to Rebels hoops at least we know we’ll have a head coach at the end of his first season and in my opinion coach Davis has already done an outstanding job yet every loss is weighed and measured.
I know I will catch hell for this but some Rebels should stay off social media. Period. Oh I have had my own moments on social media I’ll admit but when we take a step back and look at our own criticism of others then it should make one think twice. Whether on Facebook or Twitter there are players and recruits, their families, coaches and other fans who see and read those comments.
Some of the things which have been said about them has had an impact on them and their families. Honestly, while everybody has the right to free speech on social media there really are some Rebels who don’t properly know how to use it. There is a little thing called ‘tact’ which can actually get your message across in a much better fashion and have a much more positive effect.
Sorry if the shoe fits but if it does then wear it until it finally makes you happy. Until then give a little more thought to the Ole Miss family and the process everyone has to go thru and especially when it concerns players, recruits, coaches and their families. Of course, you can always take it out on me if it makes you feel better about yourself. Life, much like Ole Miss sports is a marathon and not a sprint. No reason to make it hard on everybody just because you are unhappy. Just maybe a social media break will help. Hotty Toddy!