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Just curious, what odds do you give Ole Miss winning the SEC West? The national title? They obviously would have to go undefeated, but they get their big games at home. I sincerely believe that they can win the National Championship. Is this expectation totally ludicrous considering we probably have the most complete team in the West with the best QB? - Andy- Jackson, MS
A: I’m not so sure about that “most complete team in the West” thing, but it might be close. LSU has holes to patch, but it could turn out to be more talented. Alabama might also have a beef with your claim. The Rebels need work in the secondary and have to replace OT Michael Oher, but you’re right; the team is fantastic.
The schedule is as nice as can be expected and the non-conference slate is a joke playing Memphis, SE Louisiana, UAB, and Northern Arizona. There’s a trip to South Carolina early on, and don’t dismiss the road game to Vanderbilt. The Commodores will be better than last year if the secondary can rebuild. As you said, all the big games are at home against Tennessee, Alabama, and LSU, and there’s no Florida or Georgia. The national title is a bit lofty a goal considering the Rebels would still have that big matzo ball hanging in Florida, but anything less than 10 wins is a disappointment.