New Ole Miss Coach Houston Nutt is doing everything he can to erase the recent past in Oxford.
The Rebels last team went 3-and-9...a record that helped cost former coach Ed Orgeron his job.
But, speaking at SEC Media Days in Birmingham, Nutt says it was easy to recognize the players are ready for something different.
"When you walk into a room for a Team Meeting and you ask how many of you have been to a Bowl game and none of them raise their hands.. That's tough. I hear what they want and i want to take them where they've never been.">
Nutts' first duty is to take the Rebels into 2-a-Days as Fall camp opens in just over a week.
New Coach and New enthusiasm aside, the Ole Miss Rebels know they've got to get it done on the field...
They feel they've got the Hosses up front to make it happen.
Bouyed by the return of 6'5, 315-pound Offensive Tackle Michael Oher, the Rebel offensive line should be good enough to open holes for a bevy of new running backs...AND protect new quarterback Jevan Snead.
Oher, a Pre-Season All-SEC First Teamer, says Snead gives the Rebels what they've lacked under center.
"He has an excellent attitude. He wants and tries to be a leader. Has a powerful are and can get it to our receivers. We have great receivers and he can get it to them."
Ole Miss struggled at quarterback last year waffling between Brent Scheafer and Seth Adams at Quarterback, passing for only 17-Touchdowns against 20 interceptions.