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Ole Misc.: Only One Week Remains in the Ole Miss Football Offseason

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We're so close, and so very excited.

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Wesley Hitt

After a long offseason marked by worrying, rampant speculation, anxious questioning and excited theorizing, the 2014 Ole Miss Rebel football season is all but here. In one week, the Rebels will kick off against the Boise State Broncos in Atlanta, Georgia, in a contest that is slated to be nationally broadcast on ESPN. As per your probable expectations we want to provide you all with coverage that is consistently smart and fun for this game and for the rest of the Rebels' season. We want to do our part in keeping the site lively, fresh, and entertaining, while continuing to cultivate what we feel is a pretty good community of Rebel fans here on our little corner of the internet. To this end, we've put some thought into how we plan to cover games this year, and it will largely mirror what we've done in the past with a few new buttons and whistles added on.

The details of what we plan to do with each story or feature won't be revealed until we actually post them, but it is safe to assume that veteran readers of the Cup will know what to expect. It's also important to point out that the first week will be a bit off schedule, as the coverage for our kickoff game will be truncated due to its Thursday night date. Yes, that means that your HATE WEEK will be truncated as well. I'm not going to go all "well, it's a special occasion" on y'all for Boise State.

Here's what we hope a typical week of coverage during football season will look like:

  • Monday - HATE WEEK
    SEC Power Poll ballot
    A recap of the previous game's three most important plays
  • Tuesday - Tuesday Question
    Rebels in the NFL
  • Wednesday - Around SB Nation, or "What are they Saying About us?"
    Wednesday A, a follow-up to Tuesday Q
  • Thursday - Red Cup Radio
    Blogger Q and A
  • Friday - #RCRMailbag
    Comprehensive Ole Miss football game preview
  • Saturday - Open thread
    Post-game recap
  • Sunday - Post-game analysis and reflection, brought to you by the lot of us. This will be more of a "what really happened, and how does it make us feel" kind of post, as opposed to a more traditional recap.

And so it goes. If there's anything you'd like to suggest as far as football coverage goes, feel free to reach out to us via email, or you can just ramble on about it in the comments thread below.

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And a Video:

Here's Hugh Freeze taking the ice bucket challenge. Surely you haven't seen enough of these yet.

Coach Hugh Freeze Ice Bucket Challege from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.