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Now and Then

Stewart Patridge

In some ways this year's Ole Miss football team is similar to the 1997 Rebels, especially with some of the dramatic games both teams were involved with and that it signaled a resurgence for the program.

Hugh Freeze, taking the Rebels to a bowl game for the first time in three seasons, is in his first season as head coach of the Rebels. Tommy Tuberville was in his third season, but it was his first Ole Miss team to go bowling. Anybody paying attention to Ole Miss football the past couple of decades will remember the Battle for the Golden Egg that year when the Rebels drove 64 yards for the...

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