Ole Miss News: Transfer Portal updates, recruiting updates, and more

Ole Miss Football head coach Lane Kiffin. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Ole Miss Football head coach Lane Kiffin. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

There’s been a ton of movement in the world of college football recently and the Ole Miss Rebels have been one of the top teams in the headlines. In this Ole Miss news roundup we will cover recent transfer and recruiting news for Ole Miss football as well as an update on the Rebels basketball team.

The Ole Miss Rebels football team is winning big in the Transfer Portal

Lane Kiffin is back at it again in the transfer portal for another off-season. The proclaimed “transfer portal king” is seemingly doing it again after a big offseason a year ago in which he brought in big-time players in quarterback Jaxson Dart, tight end Michael Trigg, and running back Zach Evans just to name a few.

So far the Rebels have added two top-rated quarterbacks in LSU transfer Walker Howard and four-year starter from Oklahoma State Spencer Sanders.

This makes things a bit cloudy as to who will start for the Rebels at quarterback next year, although we now know the other backup quarterback from a year ago, Kinkead Dent won’t be in the mix. Dent announced his intent to transfer out of Oxford upon the latest news of Sanders joining the Rebels for this upcoming season.

Dent, a Mississippi native, served as the third-string quarterback last year behind Jaxson Dart and primary backup Luke Altmyer. Altmyer has since transferred to Illinois.

The Rebels have also hosted several current college football players that are listed in the transfer portal and likely will continue to land some big names in the coming weeks.

Ole Miss Basketball ends six-game skid

In other Ole Miss news, the Ole Miss men’s basketball team ended a six-game skid a few days ago in a big 70-58 win over SEC foe South Carolina.

The Rebels were on a six-game losing streak dating back almost a month ago on December 20th when they lost to heavy underdog North Alabama. Every game they dropped in that span with the exception of North Alabama was to an SEC opponent.

Although this South Carolina win wasn’t that impressive given that the Gamecocks have underperformed this year and the Rebels were favored, this could be the spark that they needed after dropping six in a row and losing all confidence in the season.

The Rebels take on 25th-ranked Arkansas next on 1/21 as they try to salvage the second half of their season.