Ole Miss Football is a window program - Josh Pate

Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin celebrates with
Dec 30, 2023; Atlanta, GA, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Lane Kiffin celebrates with / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

One of the more popular college football media personalities, Josh Pate, spoke about the Ole Miss Football program heading into 2024. On his podcast Late Kick Live, Pate had a few things to say about the Rebels.

College football podcast host Josh Pate spoke on his recent podcast on what he expects from Ole Miss this season. Pate, a media personnel who does not sugar coat his thoughts, regarded this 2024 season as Ole Miss's window for a CFP Title Game.

Pate spoke about Ole Miss not being able to compete for the CFP Tile and possibly an SEC Title every year. He suggested that Kiffin and the Rebels are using 2024 as an all-in strategy.

With the players returning to Oxford and the work Lane Kiffin has done via the transfer portal, it looks like that could be the case. However, this could be the start of something bigger for the Ole Miss program.

Lane Kiffin has had four seasons with the Rebels, slowly transforming Ole Miss into a team that could challenge the big two in the SEC. Bringing in the number one transfer portal class this off-season could be the push that sees them compete in 2024.

What Josh Pate is saying could be right. However, if this season goes well, this could easily be the start of Ole Miss competing yearly. The Grove Collective is growing, and the more the Rebels achieve this season, the faster it potentially grows.

One thing Pate mentioned on the podcast was this season is "high risk, high reward" for Ole Miss, which is spot on the money. Ole Miss is looking for the highest reward in college football, and with that comes risk. If it does not click on the field, Kiffin may have to wait another few years to find another new window.