This Ole Miss Rebel football season is arguably the most nervously anticipated season since 2009, if not much, much sooner. The Rebs return most of the starters from the nation's top scoring defense, including all-everything Robert Nkemdiche, the former No. 1 recruit in the country, and boast an offense littered with playmakers and supported by an offensive tackle in Laremy Tunsil who may be the best in the college game. Fully recovered is star wideout Laquon Treadwell, whose go ahead touchdown, and likely effort to preserve Ole Miss's playoff hopes, against Auburn was snatched away by a freak ankle injury.
But just as the Rebels have a lot to get excited about, they have plenty of worries as well. Will the offensive line succeed enough to establish a reliable running game? Will junior college transfer Chad Kelly be able to pick up where the departed Dr. Bo Wallace left off? Can Ole Miss emerge victorious in an SEC Western Division that is loaded up on talent in the same sense that the Soviet Union was loaded with nuclear weapons in the 1980's?
Clearly there's a lot to get excited about, just as there's a lot about which to be nervous. Understanding that, we've done our damnedest to bring you an objective and in-depth look at all 12 of the Rebels' regular season opponents. Yes, there are limitations placed on us by our own biases and limited access to the program, but we are certain that you are going to appreciate the effort put into this endeavor.
So with no further ado, here is our detailed, in-depth look at the 2015-16 Ole Miss football season and what to expect out of the Rebels' opponents:
Wow, that's a lot to digest. I guess I'll just leave you with one more question: are you ready?